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Welcome to WBDI

WBDI is an organization in which every woman band director is represented at the international level regardless of the length of her experience, or the level at which she works. It is the only international organization for women band directors, and is intended to serve as an association which supports, promotes, and mentors women in the
band field.


Summer Conference 2016

West Lafayette, Indiana-Home
of the John Philip Sousa Foundation House
June 22-26

Conference Hotel:
Holiday Inn Lafayette-City Centre
515 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

Rate: $127 a night + 12% tax
Deadline to book: May 22
Tell them you are with WBDI

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Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 22

4:00 - 5:00 PM - WBDI Members Registration
in lobby of Holiday Inn - City Centre -
"Meet and Greet"

6:30 - Welcome Dinner - TBA
(Participants pay own meal)


Thursday, June 23

9:00 AM - 12::00 PM - Clinic Sessions
at the Sousa House
12:00 PM - Lunch TBA
2:00 PM - Wabash and Erie Canal - "Delphi"
Canal Boat ride and Tour of Reed Case House
4:00 PM (Approximate) -
Free Time and dinner on your own
7:30 - Concert for Al Wright
Reception to follow concert


Friday, June 24

9:00 AM - 11::00 PM - Clinic Sessions
at the Sousa House
12:00PM - 3:00 PM - Lunch and Tour/Tasting at the Lafayette Brewing Company
3:00 PM - Activities on your own
4:00 PM - Executive Meeting 
6:30 - Dinner TBA


Saturday, June 25

10:00 AM - 11:30 PM - Tour of Wolf Park
12:00 PM - Lunch TBA
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Clinic Sessions and
General Meeting at Sousa House
6:30 - Celebration Birthday Dinner TBA -
We will celebrate with Gladys and Al


Sunday, June 26

9:00 AM - Meet for breakfast and farewells
in the hotel

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