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Wednesday, November 17
 

3:00pm CST

Pride Bands Alliance Arrivals - Early Check In
Conference check-in will be available for those arriving to Houston on Wednesday. 


Wednesday November 17, 2021 3:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Highland

6:00pm CST

Pride Bands Board Reception with Conference Team
Pride Bands Alliance Board, HPB Board, and Conference Committee Dinner at Chuchara. Meet in lobby for rides offsite.

http://www.cuchararestaurant.com/

Moderators
avatar for Russell Ben Williams

Russell Ben Williams

Conference Co-Chair, Houston Pride Band

Wednesday November 17, 2021 6:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Cuchara Restaurant

8:30pm CST

Social Meetup for Early Arrivals
If you are in town, join the Pride Bands Alliance Board and the members of the Houston Pride Band at the Eagle Houston for Whiskey Wednesday.



Wednesday November 17, 2021 8:30pm - 11:00pm CST
Eagle Houston
 
Thursday, November 18
 

8:30am CST

2021 Conference Check-In
Check-in for the 2021 "Bigger and Brighter" Conference. Get your badges and your swag!


Thursday November 18, 2021 8:30am - 7:30pm CST
Highland

9:00am CST

Pride Bands Alliance Board Meeting
Meeting for the Pride Bands Alliance Board of Directors business.

Moderators
avatar for Cliff Norris

Cliff Norris

President, Pride Bands Alliance

Thursday November 18, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm CST
Livingston

12:00pm CST

2022 Registration Available
Registration is available for the 2022 Pride Bands Alliance Conference in Chicago, presented by the Lakeside Pride Band.

Moderators
avatar for Melissa Terrell

Melissa Terrell

Chair of the Board, Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles

Thursday November 18, 2021 12:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Highland

3:00pm CST

Bluebonnet Band Rehearsal
Concert Program

Artists
avatar for Craig Bunch

Craig Bunch

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A Sergeant and Clarinetist in the United States Army Reserve, SGT Craig Bunch is currently the Director of Bands and Orchestra at Hudson’s Bay High School and Jason Lee Middle School in Vancouver, Washington. He began his musical journey following the footsteps of his high school... Read More →
avatar for David Lea

David Lea

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
David Lea has been an Artistic Director for the Houston Pride Band since 2018. He joined the ensemble in 2016 and has previously served as trumpet section leader. When he’s not conducting, he continues to play in the trumpet section and is a founding member of Brass Tax, an HPB... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Hirsch

Deborah Hirsch

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
Deborah Hirsch is in her sixth season as an Artistic Director of the Houston Pride Band. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah grew up around drum corps through her dad. Her first instrument was violin, but she eventually picked up the clarinet and saxophone in high school... Read More →
avatar for Derek Hebert

Derek Hebert

Conductor, Mile High Freedom Bands
Derek Hebert is in his seventh season as the Artistic Director of Denver’s Mile High Freedom Bands. He joined the MHFB trombone section in 2012, took over as bandleader of MHFB Swing in 2013, and was appointed the organization’s Artistic Director in spring 2014. Derek directs... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam

Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A National Board Certified Teacher of Instrumental Music, Dr. Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam has lived in the Portland area since birth. He studied music at Portland State University, where he earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Music, and his Master of Education degrees; and, more recently... Read More →
avatar for Todd Dock

Todd Dock

Guest Conductor, Diboll ISD
Mr. Todd Dock Jr. is Director of Bands at Diboll ISD.  He serves as administrative head of the instrumental program, and serves as conductor of the high school Wind Symphony and Diboll Lumberjack Marching Band. Mr. Dock additionally oversees the activities and curriculum of the Junior... Read More →


Thursday November 18, 2021 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Ballroom

3:15pm CST

Spouse and Guest Meet and Greet
Spouses and Guests get together mixer. Find out who to hang out with while rehearsals are going on. One drink ticket to be provided.

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth De Los Rios

Elizabeth De Los Rios

Conference Co-Chair, Houston Pride Band
VD

Vanessa De Los Rios

Volunteer Coordinator


Thursday November 18, 2021 3:15pm - 7:00pm CST
Toro Toro

5:15pm CST

Yellow Rose Band Rehearsal
Concert Program

Artists
avatar for Craig Bunch

Craig Bunch

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A Sergeant and Clarinetist in the United States Army Reserve, SGT Craig Bunch is currently the Director of Bands and Orchestra at Hudson’s Bay High School and Jason Lee Middle School in Vancouver, Washington. He began his musical journey following the footsteps of his high school... Read More →
avatar for David Lea

David Lea

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
David Lea has been an Artistic Director for the Houston Pride Band since 2018. He joined the ensemble in 2016 and has previously served as trumpet section leader. When he’s not conducting, he continues to play in the trumpet section and is a founding member of Brass Tax, an HPB... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Hirsch

Deborah Hirsch

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
Deborah Hirsch is in her sixth season as an Artistic Director of the Houston Pride Band. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah grew up around drum corps through her dad. Her first instrument was violin, but she eventually picked up the clarinet and saxophone in high school... Read More →
avatar for Derek Hebert

Derek Hebert

Conductor, Mile High Freedom Bands
Derek Hebert is in his seventh season as the Artistic Director of Denver’s Mile High Freedom Bands. He joined the MHFB trombone section in 2012, took over as bandleader of MHFB Swing in 2013, and was appointed the organization’s Artistic Director in spring 2014. Derek directs... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam

Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A National Board Certified Teacher of Instrumental Music, Dr. Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam has lived in the Portland area since birth. He studied music at Portland State University, where he earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Music, and his Master of Education degrees; and, more recently... Read More →
avatar for Todd Dock

Todd Dock

Guest Conductor, Diboll ISD
Mr. Todd Dock Jr. is Director of Bands at Diboll ISD.  He serves as administrative head of the instrumental program, and serves as conductor of the high school Wind Symphony and Diboll Lumberjack Marching Band. Mr. Dock additionally oversees the activities and curriculum of the Junior... Read More →


Thursday November 18, 2021 5:15pm - 7:15pm CST
Ballroom

8:00pm CST

Welcome Party
After dinner, head back to the hotel for a rooftop party under the city lights at our Pride Bands Alliance mixer. Soak your feet in the pool, listen to your favorite music, and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar will be available. 


Thursday November 18, 2021 8:00pm - 11:00pm CST
Pool Deck
 
Friday, November 19
 

9:00am CST

Assembly of Delegates
Session 1 for the Pride Bands Alliance Delegates. Agenda TBA

Speakers
avatar for Cliff Norris

Cliff Norris

President, Pride Bands Alliance


Friday November 19, 2021 9:00am - 11:30am CST
Austin

11:30am CST

Color Guard Rehearsal
Additional Info TBA

Artists
avatar for Ty Scarberry

Ty Scarberry

Color Guard Instructor, Houston Pride Band
Tyler Scarberry is an educator who teaches high school dance, dance composition, and dance improvisation, as well as color guard and winter guard, in the Houston area. He is an alumnus of the University of Houston, where he studied both Music and Dance for his bachelor's degree. Scarberry... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Discovery Green

11:30am CST

Pep Band Rehearsal
Set List
  • Bang Bang, recorded by Jessie J, Ariana Grange, and Nicki Minaj
  • Blinding Lights, recorded by The Weeknd
  • Don’t Stop Me Now, recorded by Queen
  • Everytime We Touch, recorded by Cascada
  • Good as Hell, recorded by Lizzo
  • I’m Still Standing, recorded by Elton John
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody, recorded by Whitney Houston
  • I Want It That Way, recorded by the Backstreet Boys
  • My Own Worst Enemy, recorded by Lit
  • Ninety-Nine Red Balloons, recorded by Nena

Artists
avatar for Chris Foster

Chris Foster

Pep Band Conductor & Music Librarian, Houston Pride Band
Chris Foster is serving as the music librarian and the Pep Band Director for the conference. He also served in librarian for the 2017 conference planned for Houston. He is in his sixth year as the Marching/Pep Band Conductor for the Houston Pride Band. He earned a bachelors degree... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
Ballroom

12:30pm CST

Interest Group Meetup
Structured time to meet with various interest groups within the Pride Bands Alliance community. Meet up in the lobby and head onto lunch on your own with your new friends. Groups include:
  • Music Teachers
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Outdoors/Camping Enthusiasts
  • Gender non-binary individuals
  • KKPSi/TBS Alumni
  • Leather enthusiasts
  • Motorcycle enthusiasts
  • Political junkies
  • Medical Professionals
  • Business/HR Professionals

Any other groups you want to meet? Let us know!


Friday November 19, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Lobby

1:45pm CST

Yellow Rose Band Rehearsal
Concert Program

Artists
avatar for Craig Bunch

Craig Bunch

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A Sergeant and Clarinetist in the United States Army Reserve, SGT Craig Bunch is currently the Director of Bands and Orchestra at Hudson’s Bay High School and Jason Lee Middle School in Vancouver, Washington. He began his musical journey following the footsteps of his high school... Read More →
avatar for David Lea

David Lea

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
David Lea has been an Artistic Director for the Houston Pride Band since 2018. He joined the ensemble in 2016 and has previously served as trumpet section leader. When he’s not conducting, he continues to play in the trumpet section and is a founding member of Brass Tax, an HPB... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Hirsch

Deborah Hirsch

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
Deborah Hirsch is in her sixth season as an Artistic Director of the Houston Pride Band. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah grew up around drum corps through her dad. Her first instrument was violin, but she eventually picked up the clarinet and saxophone in high school... Read More →
avatar for Derek Hebert

Derek Hebert

Conductor, Mile High Freedom Bands
Derek Hebert is in his seventh season as the Artistic Director of Denver’s Mile High Freedom Bands. He joined the MHFB trombone section in 2012, took over as bandleader of MHFB Swing in 2013, and was appointed the organization’s Artistic Director in spring 2014. Derek directs... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jamal Duncan

Dr. Jamal Duncan

Guest Conductor, Arizona State University
Jamal Duncan joined the faculty of the Arizona State University in Fall of 2020 as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting. His primary responsibilities are conducting the Arizona State University Wind Symphony and teaching classes in the conducting... Read More →
avatar for Todd Dock

Todd Dock

Guest Conductor, Diboll ISD
Mr. Todd Dock Jr. is Director of Bands at Diboll ISD.  He serves as administrative head of the instrumental program, and serves as conductor of the high school Wind Symphony and Diboll Lumberjack Marching Band. Mr. Dock additionally oversees the activities and curriculum of the Junior... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 1:45pm - 3:45pm CST
Ballroom

2:00pm CST

Spouse and Guest Tour
Spouse and Guest Tour. More information TBA


Friday November 19, 2021 2:00pm - 5:45pm CST
Lobby

4:00pm CST

Bluebonnet Band Rehearsal
Concert Program

Artists
avatar for David Lea

David Lea

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
David Lea has been an Artistic Director for the Houston Pride Band since 2018. He joined the ensemble in 2016 and has previously served as trumpet section leader. When he’s not conducting, he continues to play in the trumpet section and is a founding member of Brass Tax, an HPB... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Hirsch

Deborah Hirsch

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
Deborah Hirsch is in her sixth season as an Artistic Director of the Houston Pride Band. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah grew up around drum corps through her dad. Her first instrument was violin, but she eventually picked up the clarinet and saxophone in high school... Read More →
avatar for Derek Hebert

Derek Hebert

Conductor, Mile High Freedom Bands
Derek Hebert is in his seventh season as the Artistic Director of Denver’s Mile High Freedom Bands. He joined the MHFB trombone section in 2012, took over as bandleader of MHFB Swing in 2013, and was appointed the organization’s Artistic Director in spring 2014. Derek directs... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jamal Duncan

Dr. Jamal Duncan

Guest Conductor, Arizona State University
Jamal Duncan joined the faculty of the Arizona State University in Fall of 2020 as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting. His primary responsibilities are conducting the Arizona State University Wind Symphony and teaching classes in the conducting... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam

Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A National Board Certified Teacher of Instrumental Music, Dr. Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam has lived in the Portland area since birth. He studied music at Portland State University, where he earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Music, and his Master of Education degrees; and, more recently... Read More →
avatar for Todd Dock

Todd Dock

Guest Conductor, Diboll ISD
Mr. Todd Dock Jr. is Director of Bands at Diboll ISD.  He serves as administrative head of the instrumental program, and serves as conductor of the high school Wind Symphony and Diboll Lumberjack Marching Band. Mr. Dock additionally oversees the activities and curriculum of the Junior... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Ballroom

6:00pm CST

Artistic Directors' Forum
The Artistic Directors’ Forum is a casual gathering for artistic directors, assistant/associate artistic directors, and guest conductors of the Pride Bands Alliance. This informal event aims to give artistic staff and conductors a chance to interact and develop friendships while discussing issues relevant to their bands. 

Artists
avatar for David Lea

David Lea

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
David Lea has been an Artistic Director for the Houston Pride Band since 2018. He joined the ensemble in 2016 and has previously served as trumpet section leader. When he’s not conducting, he continues to play in the trumpet section and is a founding member of Brass Tax, an HPB... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Hirsch

Deborah Hirsch

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
Deborah Hirsch is in her sixth season as an Artistic Director of the Houston Pride Band. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah grew up around drum corps through her dad. Her first instrument was violin, but she eventually picked up the clarinet and saxophone in high school... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Austin

6:00pm CST

POZ Social
This social event is being organized by Blake Velde. For more information and to respond privately for attendance, please email veldeb@gmail.com

Menu and information on the venue can be found ​http://hearsayonthegreen.com/​​​

Moderators

Friday November 19, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
Hearsay On The Green

6:00pm CST

Free Evening
Time to get out and explore the city. Hangout locations and things to do TBA.

Friday November 19, 2021 6:00pm - 11:00pm CST
Offsite

7:30pm CST

Presidents' Circle Dinner
President's Circle Dinner at Pappasitos. Contact Robb Blackwell for more information.

Moderators
avatar for Robb Blackwell

Robb Blackwell

Vice President, Pride Bands Alliance

Friday November 19, 2021 7:30pm - 9:00pm CST
Pappasitos Cantina
 
Saturday, November 20
 

9:00am CST

Color Guard Rehearsal
More Details TBA

Artists
avatar for Ty Scarberry

Ty Scarberry

Color Guard Instructor, Houston Pride Band
Tyler Scarberry is an educator who teaches high school dance, dance composition, and dance improvisation, as well as color guard and winter guard, in the Houston area. He is an alumnus of the University of Houston, where he studied both Music and Dance for his bachelor's degree. Scarberry... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am CST
Discovery Green

9:30am CST

Pep Band Rehearsal
Set List
  • Bang Bang, recorded by Jessie J, Ariana Grange, and Nicki Minaj
  • Blinding Lights, recorded by The Weeknd
  • Don’t Stop Me Now, recorded by Queen
  • Everytime We Touch, recorded by Cascada
  • Good as Hell, recorded by Lizzo
  • I’m Still Standing, recorded by Elton John
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody, recorded by Whitney Houston
  • I Want It That Way, recorded by the Backstreet Boys
  • My Own Worst Enemy, recorded by Lit
  • Ninety-Nine Red Balloons, recorded by Nena

Artists
avatar for Chris Foster

Chris Foster

Pep Band Conductor & Music Librarian, Houston Pride Band
Chris Foster is serving as the music librarian and the Pep Band Director for the conference. He also served in librarian for the 2017 conference planned for Houston. He is in his sixth year as the Marching/Pep Band Conductor for the Houston Pride Band. He earned a bachelors degree... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am CST
Ballroom

10:30am CST

Workshop 1 - Tackling the Hard Stuff & Self-Editing
Most of us have heard it in rehearsal - "if that section isn't within your ability, just self-edit." When told to "self-edit", most people just sit out for the difficult section. But we are here to PLAY! So how can you simplify hard passages so you can still play and contribute to the ensemble? This workshop will give you specific tools to simplify various types of difficult phrases so you don't have to sit with your instrument in your lap. This is a participatory workshop - we will be playing some tricky passages together, and applying these techniques to make them playable so bring your instruments and music for the concert. It won't be too taxing on the chops, so bring your axe and join us!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Helms

Scott Helms

Desert Overture



Saturday November 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Ballroom

10:30am CST

Workshop 2 - Exploring the Future of Pride Bands Conferences
Over our nearly 40 years, the annual Pride Bands Alliance conferences have grown and evolved, becoming a highlight of the year for many of our members.  As we approach our anniversary, we have a chance to take a broader look at our conferences and chart their future into Pride Bands’ next decade.  The Pride Bands Alliance Conference Oversight Committee invites you to join in a discussion as we brainstorm the future of conferences.  Some topics for discussion include:
  • What new elements would you like to see at conferences?
  • How can hosting a conference become more accessible to bands of different sizes?
  • How can we adjust scheduling and accommodate even more participants?
  • What should the balance of work be between the Pride Bands Alliance and the host organization?
  • Could an event management company assist in producing conferences?
  • Could we move some of the business elements of the conference to other times to allow more time to enjoy the conference itself?

Speakers
avatar for David Doan

David Doan

GFBLA President and Pride Bands Alliance Board Member, Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles (GFBLA) and Pride Bands Alliance



Saturday November 20, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am CST
Whitney

12:30pm CST

Pep Band Performance
Set List
  • Bang Bang, recorded by Jessie J, Ariana Grange, and Nicki Minaj
  • Blinding Lights, recorded by The Weeknd
  • Don’t Stop Me Now, recorded by Queen
  • Everytime We Touch, recorded by Cascada
  • Good as Hell, recorded by Lizzo
  • I’m Still Standing, recorded by Elton John
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody, recorded by Whitney Houston
  • I Want It That Way, recorded by the Backstreet Boys
  • My Own Worst Enemy, recorded by Lit
  • Ninety-Nine Red Balloons, recorded by Nena

Performance Details
Our pep band gig will be at Discovery Green, the 12-acre urban greenspace in downtown Houston, just two blocks from the Four Seasons hotel. We will be performing on the large lawn for the general public; so any and all friends you may have in the southeast Texas area are invited to a free performance. This will be a stand-still performance, so we are not planning to bring in a full set of marching instruments, with the exception of mellophones and marching percussion. Any special requests regarding instruments can be addressed with the conference team leadership.
This will be a standing performance (think: a marching band in performance arcs). Chairs will be provided for anyone playing instruments that require a chair (e.g. tubas), and for those whose mobility would not provide for a standing performance of about 40 minutes. Our color guard performers will join us for five of the ten pieces, performing in front of the ensemble.

Attire
Our pep band performance attire will consist of a white collared shirt and black pants & shoes. This is to remain consistent with recent marching band performances at LGBA conferences. Specifically:
  • All white (solid), short-sleeve shirt with collar.  Can be a polo style or button-down shirt. 
  • All black long pants.
  • All black socks/stockings.
  • All black shoes.
Note: Texas weather in November can be…inconsistent.  In case the weather for the conference is chilly (by Texas standards), you may want to bring a long-sleeve shirt to wear under your white collared shirt.  That long-sleeve shirt should be of a dark color if possible. 

Artists
avatar for Chris Foster

Chris Foster

Pep Band Conductor & Music Librarian, Houston Pride Band
Chris Foster is serving as the music librarian and the Pep Band Director for the conference. He also served in librarian for the 2017 conference planned for Houston. He is in his sixth year as the Marching/Pep Band Conductor for the Houston Pride Band. He earned a bachelors degree... Read More →
avatar for Ty Scarberry

Ty Scarberry

Color Guard Instructor, Houston Pride Band
Tyler Scarberry is an educator who teaches high school dance, dance composition, and dance improvisation, as well as color guard and winter guard, in the Houston area. He is an alumnus of the University of Houston, where he studied both Music and Dance for his bachelor's degree. Scarberry... Read More →



Saturday November 20, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST
Hess Patio Deck

1:45pm CST

Transgender Awareness Keynote
More Details TBA

Saturday November 20, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm CST
Austin

3:00pm CST

Bluebonnet Band Rehearsal
Concert Program

Artists
avatar for Beth Bronk

Beth Bronk

Guest Conductor, Texas Lutheran University
Beth Bronk, Associate Professor, is the Director of Bands at Texas Lutheran University, where she teaches conducting, instrumental music education courses, and directs the TLU Bands. Ms. Bronk earned her Bachelor of Music, Performance Certificate, and Texas Teaching Certification... Read More →
avatar for David Lea

David Lea

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
David Lea has been an Artistic Director for the Houston Pride Band since 2018. He joined the ensemble in 2016 and has previously served as trumpet section leader. When he’s not conducting, he continues to play in the trumpet section and is a founding member of Brass Tax, an HPB... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Hirsch

Deborah Hirsch

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
Deborah Hirsch is in her sixth season as an Artistic Director of the Houston Pride Band. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah grew up around drum corps through her dad. Her first instrument was violin, but she eventually picked up the clarinet and saxophone in high school... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jamal Duncan

Dr. Jamal Duncan

Guest Conductor, Arizona State University
Jamal Duncan joined the faculty of the Arizona State University in Fall of 2020 as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting. His primary responsibilities are conducting the Arizona State University Wind Symphony and teaching classes in the conducting... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam

Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A National Board Certified Teacher of Instrumental Music, Dr. Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam has lived in the Portland area since birth. He studied music at Portland State University, where he earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Music, and his Master of Education degrees; and, more recently... Read More →
avatar for Todd Dock

Todd Dock

Guest Conductor, Diboll ISD
Mr. Todd Dock Jr. is Director of Bands at Diboll ISD.  He serves as administrative head of the instrumental program, and serves as conductor of the high school Wind Symphony and Diboll Lumberjack Marching Band. Mr. Dock additionally oversees the activities and curriculum of the Junior... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Ballroom

3:15pm CST

Spouse and Guest Tour
Offsite Tour. More Details TBA

Saturday November 20, 2021 3:15pm - 7:00pm CST
Offsite

5:15pm CST

Yellow Rose Band Rehearsal
Concert Program

Artists
avatar for Beth Bronk

Beth Bronk

Guest Conductor, Texas Lutheran University
Beth Bronk, Associate Professor, is the Director of Bands at Texas Lutheran University, where she teaches conducting, instrumental music education courses, and directs the TLU Bands. Ms. Bronk earned her Bachelor of Music, Performance Certificate, and Texas Teaching Certification... Read More →
avatar for Craig Bunch

Craig Bunch

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A Sergeant and Clarinetist in the United States Army Reserve, SGT Craig Bunch is currently the Director of Bands and Orchestra at Hudson’s Bay High School and Jason Lee Middle School in Vancouver, Washington. He began his musical journey following the footsteps of his high school... Read More →
avatar for David Lea

David Lea

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
David Lea has been an Artistic Director for the Houston Pride Band since 2018. He joined the ensemble in 2016 and has previously served as trumpet section leader. When he’s not conducting, he continues to play in the trumpet section and is a founding member of Brass Tax, an HPB... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Hirsch

Deborah Hirsch

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
Deborah Hirsch is in her sixth season as an Artistic Director of the Houston Pride Band. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah grew up around drum corps through her dad. Her first instrument was violin, but she eventually picked up the clarinet and saxophone in high school... Read More →
avatar for Derek Hebert

Derek Hebert

Conductor, Mile High Freedom Bands
Derek Hebert is in his seventh season as the Artistic Director of Denver’s Mile High Freedom Bands. He joined the MHFB trombone section in 2012, took over as bandleader of MHFB Swing in 2013, and was appointed the organization’s Artistic Director in spring 2014. Derek directs... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jamal Duncan

Dr. Jamal Duncan

Guest Conductor, Arizona State University
Jamal Duncan joined the faculty of the Arizona State University in Fall of 2020 as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting. His primary responsibilities are conducting the Arizona State University Wind Symphony and teaching classes in the conducting... Read More →


Saturday November 20, 2021 5:15pm - 7:15pm CST
Ballroom

8:30pm CST

Karaoke Event Social
Optional Hangout at the Hotel


Saturday November 20, 2021 8:30pm - 10:30pm CST
Austin
 
Sunday, November 21
 

8:30am CST

Delegate Breakfast
Delegate and Board Breakfast

Sunday November 21, 2021 8:30am - 9:00am CST
Parlor, Outside Austin

9:00am CST

Assembly of Delegates
Business Session 2. Details TBA

Sunday November 21, 2021 9:00am - 11:30am CST
Austin

1:30pm CST

Workshop 3 - Working Together to Embrace Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in our Bands
Are you wondering what you and your band can do to further Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) goals? Do you even have DEI goals? Do you even know what DEI means? This workshop is intended to be an open discussion for band members and band leadership to discuss what you've done to embrace DEI or whether you just don't know where to start or somewhere in the middle. The output of the workshop will be quarterly DEI online forums facilitated by Pride Bands Alliance to help bands keep moving towards their DEI goals.

Moderators
avatar for Moira Wilmes

Moira Wilmes

LGBA Treasurer & SFLGFB member, LGBA & SFLGFB
I'm currently the treasurer of LGBA.  I also play bass clarinet and tenor sax with the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band.


Sunday November 21, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
Conroe

2:00pm CST

Spouse and Guest Tour
Tour Opportunity, More Details TBA

Sunday November 21, 2021 2:00pm - 4:30pm CST
Offsite

2:45pm CST

Bluebonnet Band Tech Rehearsal
Tech Rehearsal for the Bigger and Brighter Conference.

Concert Program


Artists
avatar for Beth Bronk

Beth Bronk

Guest Conductor, Texas Lutheran University
Beth Bronk, Associate Professor, is the Director of Bands at Texas Lutheran University, where she teaches conducting, instrumental music education courses, and directs the TLU Bands. Ms. Bronk earned her Bachelor of Music, Performance Certificate, and Texas Teaching Certification... Read More →
avatar for David Lea

David Lea

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
David Lea has been an Artistic Director for the Houston Pride Band since 2018. He joined the ensemble in 2016 and has previously served as trumpet section leader. When he’s not conducting, he continues to play in the trumpet section and is a founding member of Brass Tax, an HPB... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Hirsch

Deborah Hirsch

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
Deborah Hirsch is in her sixth season as an Artistic Director of the Houston Pride Band. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah grew up around drum corps through her dad. Her first instrument was violin, but she eventually picked up the clarinet and saxophone in high school... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jamal Duncan

Dr. Jamal Duncan

Guest Conductor, Arizona State University
Jamal Duncan joined the faculty of the Arizona State University in Fall of 2020 as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting. His primary responsibilities are conducting the Arizona State University Wind Symphony and teaching classes in the conducting... Read More →
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Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A National Board Certified Teacher of Instrumental Music, Dr. Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam has lived in the Portland area since birth. He studied music at Portland State University, where he earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Music, and his Master of Education degrees; and, more recently... Read More →
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Todd Dock

Guest Conductor, Diboll ISD
Mr. Todd Dock Jr. is Director of Bands at Diboll ISD.  He serves as administrative head of the instrumental program, and serves as conductor of the high school Wind Symphony and Diboll Lumberjack Marching Band. Mr. Dock additionally oversees the activities and curriculum of the Junior... Read More →


Sunday November 21, 2021 2:45pm - 4:15pm CST
Cullen Theater - Wortham Theater Center

4:30pm CST

Yellow Rose Band Tech Rehearsal
Tech Rehearsal for the Bigger and Brighter Concert.

Concert Program

Artists
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Beth Bronk

Guest Conductor, Texas Lutheran University
Beth Bronk, Associate Professor, is the Director of Bands at Texas Lutheran University, where she teaches conducting, instrumental music education courses, and directs the TLU Bands. Ms. Bronk earned her Bachelor of Music, Performance Certificate, and Texas Teaching Certification... Read More →
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Craig Bunch

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A Sergeant and Clarinetist in the United States Army Reserve, SGT Craig Bunch is currently the Director of Bands and Orchestra at Hudson’s Bay High School and Jason Lee Middle School in Vancouver, Washington. He began his musical journey following the footsteps of his high school... Read More →
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David Lea

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
David Lea has been an Artistic Director for the Houston Pride Band since 2018. He joined the ensemble in 2016 and has previously served as trumpet section leader. When he’s not conducting, he continues to play in the trumpet section and is a founding member of Brass Tax, an HPB... Read More →
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Deborah Hirsch

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
Deborah Hirsch is in her sixth season as an Artistic Director of the Houston Pride Band. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah grew up around drum corps through her dad. Her first instrument was violin, but she eventually picked up the clarinet and saxophone in high school... Read More →
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Derek Hebert

Conductor, Mile High Freedom Bands
Derek Hebert is in his seventh season as the Artistic Director of Denver’s Mile High Freedom Bands. He joined the MHFB trombone section in 2012, took over as bandleader of MHFB Swing in 2013, and was appointed the organization’s Artistic Director in spring 2014. Derek directs... Read More →
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Dr. Jamal Duncan

Guest Conductor, Arizona State University
Jamal Duncan joined the faculty of the Arizona State University in Fall of 2020 as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting. His primary responsibilities are conducting the Arizona State University Wind Symphony and teaching classes in the conducting... Read More →


Sunday November 21, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm CST
Cullen Theater - Wortham Theater Center

7:00pm CST

Bigger and Brighter Concert
Concert Program

Bluebonnet Band
  • Kirkpatrick Fanfare - Boysen, Andrew
  • Don Ricardo - Musella, Gabriel / arr. Rick Rodriguez
  • Shenandoah - Thomas, Omar
  • Dusk - Bryant, Steven
  • Journey Through Orion - Giroux, Julie
  • March from 1941 - Williams, John / arr. Paul Lavendar

Yellow Rose Band
  • Sogno di Volare - Tin, Christopher / arr. Matt Conway
  • Mars - Holst, Gustav / arr. William Owens
  • This Cruel Moon - Mackey, John
  • Loch Lomond - Ticheli, Frank
  • Seis Manuel - Hansen, Shelly
  • The Right Stuff - Bill Conti / arr. Jiri Kabat

Artists
avatar for Beth Bronk

Beth Bronk

Guest Conductor, Texas Lutheran University
Beth Bronk, Associate Professor, is the Director of Bands at Texas Lutheran University, where she teaches conducting, instrumental music education courses, and directs the TLU Bands. Ms. Bronk earned her Bachelor of Music, Performance Certificate, and Texas Teaching Certification... Read More →
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Craig Bunch

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A Sergeant and Clarinetist in the United States Army Reserve, SGT Craig Bunch is currently the Director of Bands and Orchestra at Hudson’s Bay High School and Jason Lee Middle School in Vancouver, Washington. He began his musical journey following the footsteps of his high school... Read More →
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David Lea

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
David Lea has been an Artistic Director for the Houston Pride Band since 2018. He joined the ensemble in 2016 and has previously served as trumpet section leader. When he’s not conducting, he continues to play in the trumpet section and is a founding member of Brass Tax, an HPB... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Hirsch

Deborah Hirsch

Co-Artistic Director, Houston Pride Band
Deborah Hirsch is in her sixth season as an Artistic Director of the Houston Pride Band. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Deborah grew up around drum corps through her dad. Her first instrument was violin, but she eventually picked up the clarinet and saxophone in high school... Read More →
avatar for Derek Hebert

Derek Hebert

Conductor, Mile High Freedom Bands
Derek Hebert is in his seventh season as the Artistic Director of Denver’s Mile High Freedom Bands. He joined the MHFB trombone section in 2012, took over as bandleader of MHFB Swing in 2013, and was appointed the organization’s Artistic Director in spring 2014. Derek directs... Read More →
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Dr. Jamal Duncan

Guest Conductor, Arizona State University
Jamal Duncan joined the faculty of the Arizona State University in Fall of 2020 as Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting. His primary responsibilities are conducting the Arizona State University Wind Symphony and teaching classes in the conducting... Read More →
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Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam

Conductor, Rose City Pride Bands
A National Board Certified Teacher of Instrumental Music, Dr. Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam has lived in the Portland area since birth. He studied music at Portland State University, where he earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Music, and his Master of Education degrees; and, more recently... Read More →
avatar for Todd Dock

Todd Dock

Guest Conductor, Diboll ISD
Mr. Todd Dock Jr. is Director of Bands at Diboll ISD.  He serves as administrative head of the instrumental program, and serves as conductor of the high school Wind Symphony and Diboll Lumberjack Marching Band. Mr. Dock additionally oversees the activities and curriculum of the Junior... Read More →



Sunday November 21, 2021 7:00pm - 9:30pm CST
Cullen Theater - Wortham Theater Center

10:00pm CST

Post-Concert Social
Music, light apps, and a Cash Bar to celebrate another amazing conference.


Sunday November 21, 2021 10:00pm - Monday November 22, 2021 2:00am CST
Ballroom
 
Monday, November 22
 

9:00am CST

New Pride Bands Alliance Board Meeting
Transition meeting for new members of the Pride Bands Alliance Board. 

Monday November 22, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am CST
Livingston

11:00am CST

"Till Next Time" Lunch
Come say goodbye over lunch before heading to the airport.
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See you in Chicago!


Monday November 22, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm CST
The Rustic