TBA Virtual Booster Training
Saturday, July 25
TBA Thanks Conn-Selmer for sponsoring our Booster Club Training
TBA Virtual Booster Training
The Strategic Boosters seminar will be presented this year in a virtual environment by nationally recognized music educator David Vandewalker and will include information helpful to all band boosters.
Each session will provide up to 60 minutes of instruction and 20 minutes of Q&A. Each session will include live chat, Q&A with upvote interaction, handouts for download, poll/surveys, and video segments to assist in group engagement.
Times are Central Time
9:00 a.m. Session 1: Strategic Boosters: The Plan
10:30 a.m. Session 2: Strategic Volunteers: Building Strong Relationships
Noon Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Session 3: Informal Q & A with Dr. Vandewalker via chat room
1:30 p.m. Session 4: Strategic Organization: Business Roles and Fundraising
3:00 p.m. Session 5: Strategic Compliance: How to Stay Current with Your 501c3
4:00 p.m. Session 6: Strategic Communications
5:30 p.m. Conclusion
Cost: $150 Booster Club “Live Access Pass”
-group registration for live access to the event
-Person making registration will receive a Group Coupon Code granting free access for up to 9 more (10 total) group members to register and attend live
-Complete Seminar Workbook ($15 per person value) Download for each attendee
Additionally, group registration passes will be available for upgrade:
-Live PLUS Access Pass- upgrade for live access, plus replay access for 90 days
-Premium Access Pass- “Live Plus” and Booster Book Bundle [3 books including full digital download access to hundreds of customizable documents and resources]
-ALL Access Pass- Premium Access and one 60 minute 1:1 virtual consult with Strategic Musication consultants.
Booster Clinician Biography
David W. Vandewalker is the Coordinator of Music and Performing Arts for the Fulton County Schools (Atlanta, GA), the founding artistic director and conductor of the professional ensemble, Cobb Chamber Winds, and the administrator, artistic director, and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble. Dr. Vandewalker earned degrees at Baylor University, Central Michigan University, and Boston University where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education.
With twenty-seven years of teaching experiences spanning elementary, middle school, high school, and higher education, Dr. Vandewalker most recently served as the associate director of athletic bands/ assistant director of bands at Georgia State University (2012-2016) and Director of Bands at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia (2000-2012). A Conn-Selmer Artist/Educator, he has led concerts before esteemed audiences such as the CBDNA/NBA Southern Division Conference, Music for All National Concert Festival, and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Marching Bands under his direction received honors including participation in the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, 2009 & 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, ranked topten nationally by the 2013 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), and Bands of America Grand National Finalist (Top 12).
Dr. Vandewalker is a recipient of the Sudler Flag of Honor, nine-NBA Citation of Excellence Awards, three National Wind Band Honors Awards, is recognized in multiple editions of Who’s Who Among American Teachers, and is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association.
He has published numerous articles in professional journals, chapters in multiple volumes of the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band book series (GIA) and Rehearsing the High School Band (Hal Leonard), books including Boosters to the Rescue, and Strategic Plans for a Successful Booster Club (GIA). Additionally, Vandewalker is a nationally-renown staff development presenter with multiple clinician appearances for GMEA, Music for All Summer Symposium, Smith Walbridge Directors Institute, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Midwest Clinic. David and his wife, Pamela, reside in Marietta where she is Minister of Creativity and Worship Programming at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church serving over 900 children who are actively involved in music making each week.
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