51st annual Ohio Band Directors Conference

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 2 - 3

The University of Akron Bands invite you to attend the 51st annual Ohio Band Directors Conference. All concert performances will be presented in the Student Union Ballroom (3rd Floor) on the campus of The University of Akron. Parking is available in Lot 37 – off of Carroll Street (See on campus map).

Register for the OBDC Conference

No Pre-Registration is required for attendance - all events are FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Performances & Presentations

The 2022 OBDC Conference will feature performances by:

  • UA Wind Symphony
  • UA Symphony Band
  • UA Concert Band
  • 2022 OBDC High School Honor Band

Featured ensembles will include:

  • TBA
  • TBA

Guests will include:

  • Guest Composer: Mr. Steven Bryant
  • Honor Band Guest Conductor: Verena Mosenbichler-Bryant, Associate Professor of the Practice of Music & Director of Duke University Wind Symphony, and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Music Department

Highlights of the event will include the recognition of the OBDC Hall of Fame members and the 2022 Inductee. This award is given to an outstanding retired public school band director who has promoted excellence in music education throughout his or her career. This award is presented during the OBDC Honor Band concert, comprised of musicians representing high schools from throughout the state of Ohio.

We hope you join us for an exciting and rewarding day and please encourage your colleagues and students to attend the annual Ohio Band Directors Conference!


OBDC 2022 Schedule

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High School Honor Band

Learn how you/your students can participate in this year's OBDC High School Honor Band.

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Prof. Development Credit

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About the Ohio Band Directors Conference

The University of Akron has been host for the annual OBDC since 1974. Each year the focus of the conference is secondary music education and the UA Bands and School of Music sponsor a guest composer residency, as well as a guest conductor for the Ohio Band Directors Conference Honor Band. OBDC is generally held on the first Saturday in December on the The University of Akron campus.