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                   The American Bandmasters Association 76 Annual Convention
                                  "By Charleston Charmed "

            March 3-6, 2010, Embassy Suites North Charleston-Airport/Hotel & Convention,
                                    Charleston, South Carolina

                                        Schedule of Events
Tuesday, March 2, 2010

6:00 PM                                  Past Presidents and Board Reception
7:00-9:00 PM                             Past Presidents and Spouses Dinner

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM                        Registration
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM                        Candidate material review on display
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM                        ABA Foundation Audit Committee
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM                      Board of Directors Meeting
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                       Lunch on your own
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM                        Foundation Board Meeting
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM                        Nominating Committee Meeting
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM                        Membership Committee Meeting
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM                        Welcome Reception for all Members

                                         Dinner on your own

8:00 PM Concert                          Winthrop/Carolinas Wind Orchestra
9:00 PM Concert                          University of South Carolina Symphonic Band
10:00 PM – Midnight                      After Concert Soiree

Thursday, March 4, 2010

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM                        Registration
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM                        Opening Meeting: Membership & Guests
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM                       Coffee Break
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM                      ABA Members Business Meeting
                                         Associate Members Business Meeting
                                         Spouse/Guest Opening Session

Noon                                     Lunch on your own
                                         Golfer’s Depart (on your own)-Crowfield Golf & Country Club

Afternoon                                For activity times, see the convention page of the ABA website


                                         Dinner on your own

8:00 PM Concert                          Palmetto Concert Band
9:00 PM Concert                          Furman University Wind Ensemble

10:00 PM – Midnight                      After Concert Soiree

Friday, March 5, 2010

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM                        Registration
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM                        General Session: Membership & Guests
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM                       Coffee Break
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM                      ABA Members Business Meeting
                                         Associate Members Business Meeting
                                         Spouse/Guest Session

Noon                                     Lunch on your own
(Friday Continued)

Afternoon                 For activity times, see the convention page of the ABA website


                          Dinner on your own

8:00 PM Concert           United States Navy Band

10:00 PM – Midnight       After Concert Soiree

Saturday, March 6, 2010

7:30 AM – Noon            Registration
7:45 AM – 8:30 AM         Membership Committee Meeting
8:30 AM – 9: 15 AM        ABA Members Business Meeting
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM        Coffee Break
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM       General Session: All Members & Guests

Noon                      Lunch on your own

Afternoon                 For activity times, see the convention page of the ABA website


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM         Board of Directors Meeting, Old & New Boards
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM         Pre-Banquet Reception
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM        "By Charleston Charmed " Banquet
10:00 PM – Midnight       After Banquet Soiree

Sunday, March 7, 2010

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM         Farewell Breakfast