Schedule

Sessions, Meetings, Meals, Performances, Excursions

Tuesday, March 6th

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Registration

(Registration Desk)

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Past Presidents Board Reception

(Worthington Renaissance Hotel)

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Past Presidents and Spouses Dinner

(Worthington Renaissance Hotel)

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Presidents Dinner

(Worthington Renaissance Hotel)

Wednesday, March 7th

7:00 - 8:30AM

Breakfast

(Complimentary)

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Registration

(Convention Registration Desk)

8:30AM - 3:00PM

Candidate review on display

8:30AM - 9:00AM

ABA Foundation Audit

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Foundation Board Meeting

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Board of Directors Meeting

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch on your own

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Nominating Committee Meeting

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Membership Committee Meeting

5:00PM

Buses depart hotel for TCU Campus

Buses depart hotel for welcome reception at TCU campus

5:30PM - 7:45PM

** Welcome Reception and Dinner

TCU Amon Carter Stadium Champions Lounge | Boston Brass - Guest entertainment | (Sponsors: Directors Showcase International, Tom and Cyndee Herald and Texas Christian University Bands – James "Prof" Jacobsen Fund")

7:45PM

Buses depart to Ed Landreth Hall (3min.)

Buses will depart TCU for concert Ed Landreth Hall

8:00PM

** Concert: Sam Houston State University Wind Ensemble

Dr. Matthew McInturf, Conductor

9:15PM

** Concert: Texas Christian University Wind Symphony

Boston Brass - Guest Artist | Bobby R. Francis, Conductor

10:15PM

Buses return to hotel

10:30PM - 12:00AM

Post Concert Reception (TBA - Cash Bar)

TBA - Cash Bar - Complimentary hors d' oeuvres

Thursday, March 8th

7:00AM - 8:30AM

Breakfast

(Complimentary)

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Registration

(Convention Registration Desk)

8:30AM - 9:45AM

Opening General Session

Members and Guests

9:45AM - 10:15AM

Coffee Break

(Ballroom Lobby)

10:15AM - 11:30AM

ABA Members Business Meeting

ABA Members Business Meeting | ABA Associate Members Business Meeting | Spouse/Guest Opening Session

11:30AM - 12:15PM

Break

12:15PM - 4:30PM

Excursion

Historic Downtown Grapevine - Lunch, Glass Blowing Demonstration, Wine Tasting, and Shopping. Return to Fort Worth on a REAL Vintage Train with live jazz and wine.

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Dinner on your own

8:00PM

** Concert: Dallas Winds

Bass Hall (Just a block or two from the hotel) | Jerry F. Junkin, Conductor | Jens Lindemann, Guest Artist, Trumpet

10:30PM - 12:00AM

Post Concert Reception

TBA - Cash Bar - Complimentary hors d' oeuvres

Friday, March 9th

7:00AM - 8:30AM

Breakfast

(Complimentary)

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Registration

(Convention Registration Desk)

8:30AM - 9:45AM

Opening General Session

Members and Guests

9:45AM - 10:15AM

Coffee Break

(Ballroom Lobby)

10:15AM - 11:30AM

ABA Members Business Meeting

ABA Members Business Meeting | ABA Associate Members Business Meeting | Spouse/Guest Opening Session

11:30AM - 12:15PM

Break

12:15PM - 4:30PM

Excursion

ABA Golf Tournament – Texas Star (Box Lunch as you get on bus), Fort Worth Stock Yards – Lunch at famous Joe T. Garcia’s, Billy Bobs, Live Cattle Drive, Shopping and more

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Dinner on your own

7:30PM

Buses Depart Hotel for TCU Campus

(***We are working on the possibility of having this concert at Bass Hall just 2 blocks from the hotel – More information to follow)

8:00PM

** Concert: Hebron High School Wind Symphony

Andy Sealy, Conductor

9:15PM

** Concert: Baylor University Wind Symphony

Dr. Eric Wilson, Conductor

10:00PM

Buses return to hotel

10:15PM - 12:00AM

Post Concert Reception

TBA - Cash Bar - Complimentary hors d' oeuvres

Saturday, March 10th

7:00AM - 8:30AM

Breakfast

(Complimentary)

7:30AM - 12:00PM

Registration

(Convention Registration Desk)

7:45AM - 8:30AM

Possible Membership Committee Meeting

8:30AM - 9:30AM

ABA Members Business Meeting

(Ballroom)

9:30AM - 10:00AM

Coffee Break

10:00AM - 11;30AM

General Sessions

(Ballroom) Members, Spouses, and Guests

11:30AM - 12:15AM

Break

12:15PM - 4:30PM

Excursion: Visit Fort Worth's World-Class Museum District

...or stay downtown by hotel and visit the many interesting sites there.

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Board of Directors meeting

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Pre-Banquet Reception

(Ballroom Lobby)

7:30PM - 10:00PM

"Where the West Begins" Banquet

(Ballroom)

Sunday, March 11

7:00AM - 10:00AM

Farewell Breakfast

(Complimentary)