American Bandmasters Association

83rd National Convention

Hilton Hotel Downtown Lexington / University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

March 7-12, 2017

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

4:00pm-5:30 pm               Registration (Convention Registration Desk, 2nd Floor Atrium)

5:00pm-6:15 pm               Past Presidents and Board Reception (Triple Crown Room)

6:30pm–9:00 pm              Dinner for Board Members and Spouses (Wines on Vine)

6:30pm-10:00 pm            Past Presidents and Spouses Dinner (Portofino)

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

7:00am-8:30 am                Continental Breakfast (Magnolia Room – Lobby Level)

8:00am-5:00 pm                Registration (Convention Registration Desk, 2nd Floor Atrium)

8:30am-3:00 pm                Candidate review on display (Bluegrass Room I)

8:30am-9:00 am                ABA Foundation Audit (Saddlebred Board Room)

9:00am-10:00 am             Foundation Board Meeting (Saddlebred Board Room)

10:00am-12:00 pm          Board of Directors Meeting (Arabian Board Room)

12:00pm-1:00 pm            Lunch on your own

1:00pm–4:30 pm              Early-Bird Excursions

  • Walking Tour of Rupp Arena and Town Branch Distillery
  • Mary Todd Lincoln House Tour

2:00pm-3:00 pm               Nominating Committee Meeting (Arabian Board Room)

3:00pm-5:00 pm               Membership Committee Meeting (Arabian Board Room)

5:00pm-6:00 pm               Welcome Reception (Magnolia Room – Lobby Level)

6:00pm                                  Dinner on your own (see ABA Dining Guide)

7:15pm                                   Buses depart to Singletary Center for the Performing Arts

8:00pm                                  Concert:  Dobyns – Bennett High School Symphonic Band

9:15pm                                   Concert:  University of Kentucky Wind Symphony

10:15pm                                 Buses return to hotel

10:30pm-12:00 am          Post Concert Reception – Big Blue Martini (Lobby Level – Cash Bar)

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

7:00am-8:30 am                Breakfast (Magnolia Room – Lobby Level)

8:00am-5:00 pm                Registration (Convention Registration Desk, 2nd Floor Atrium)

8:30am-9:45 am                Opening General Session: Members and Guests

(Grand Kentucky Ballroom A/B/C)

9:45am-10:15 am             Coffee Break (2nd Floor Atrium)

10:15am-11:30 am          Meetings

  • ABA Members Business Meeting (Grand Kentucky Ballroom B/C)
  • ABA Associate Members Business Meeting (Grand Kentucky Ballroom A)
  • Spouse/Guest Opening Session: Welcome to The Bluegrass! (Grand Kentucky Ballroom D)

11:30am-12:15pm           Break

12:15pm-4:30pm             Excursions (box lunch included*)

  • *Buffalo Trace Distillery (1 bus – lunch provided)
  • *Darby Dan Horse Farm (1 bus – lunch provided)
  • *Kentucky State Horse Park (1 bus – lunch provided)
  • Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill (1 bus – lunch on-site)

5:00pm                                    Dinner on your own (see ABA Dining Guide)

7:15pm                                    Buses depart to Singletary Center for the Performing Arts

8:00pm                                    Concert – University of Louisville Wind Ensemble

9:15pm                                    Concert – The Ohio State University Wind Symphony

10:15pm                                 Buses return to hotel

10:30pm-12:00am           Post Concert Reception – Big Blue Martini (Lobby Level – Cash Bar)

 

Friday, March 10, 2017

7:00am-8:30am                 Breakfast (Magnolia Room – Lobby Level)

8:00am-5:00pm                 Registration (Convention Registration Desk, 2nd Floor Atrium)

8:30am-9:45am                 General Session: Members and Guests (Grand Kentucky Ballroom A/B/C)

9:45am-10:15am              Coffee Break (2nd Floor Atrium)

10:15am-11:30am           Meetings

  • ABA Members Business Meeting (Grand Kentucky Ballroom B/C)
  • ABA Associate Members Business Meeting (Grand Kentucky Ballroom A)
  • Spouse/Guest Session: Hot Browns, Mint Juleps, and Derby Hats (Grand Kentucky Ballroom D)

11:30am-12:15pm           Break

12:15pm-4:00pm             Excursions:

  • “ABA Convention Special” – An Afternoon at Keeneland – Lunch Buffet and Guided Tour.  Music provided by Vince DiMartino, Miles Osland, and Raleigh Dailey. (3 buses)
  • Downtown Lexington Walking Tour: Rupp Arena / Town Branch Distillery / Mary Todd Lincoln House

5:00pm                                    Dinner on your own (ABA Convention Dining Guide)

7:15pm                                    Buses depart to Singletary Center for the Performing Arts

8:00pm                                    Concert – “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

10:00pm                                 Buses return to hotel

10:30pm-12:00am           Post Concert Reception – Big Blue Martini (Lobby Level – Cash Bar)

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

7:00am-8:30am                 Breakfast (Magnolia Junior Ballroom)

7:30am-12:00pm              Registration (Convention Registration Desk, 2nd Floor Atrium)

7:45am-8:30am                 Membership Committee Meeting (Arabian Board Room)

8:30am-9:30am                 ABA Members Business Meeting (Grand Kentucky Ballroom B/C)

9:30am-10:00am              Coffee Break (2nd Floor Atrium)

10:00am-11:30am           General Session: Members, Spouses and Guests

(Grand Kentucky Ballroom B/C)

11:30am – 12:30pm        Break

12:15pm-4:30pm             Excursions (*box lunch included)

  • *Woodford Reserve Distillery (1 bus – lunch provided)
  • *Taylor Made Horse Farm (1 bus – lunch provided)
  • *Kentucky State Horse Park (1 bus – lunch provided)

 

3:00pm-4:00pm                Board of Directors Meeting (Arabian Board Room)

6:30pm-7:30pm                Pre-Banquet Reception (Second Floor Atrium)

7:30pm-10:00pm             Grand Banquet – My Old Kentucky Home  (Grand Kentucky Ballroom)

Music provided by the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble directed by Miles Osland, with special guest Vince DiMartino and Master of Ceremonies Everett McCorvey

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

7:00am-10:00am              Farewell Breakfast (Magnolia Room – Lobby Level)

 

 

 

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