Call for Nominations: Western/Northwestern Intercollegiate Band

The Intercollegiate Band (ICB) provides students with a unique opportunity to work with a renowned conductor and collaborate with quality musicians from throughout the western U. S. and Canada. Students from 4-year and 2-year institutions are eligible. The rehearsals take place during the biannual Western/Northwestern combined divisions CBDNA Conference and culminate in a performance as the final event of the conference.

The rehearsals take place during the biannual Western/Northwesterncombined divisionsCBDNA Conference and culminate in a performance as the final event of the conference.

Who is eligible

  • Undergraduate or graduate students who are acurrent members of their college/university instrumental program located within the Western or Northwestern CBDNA division(AK, AZ, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, British Columbia or Alberta). 
  • Directors must be a current member of CBDNA.
  • Nominate below. No audition required.


  • March 18-21, 202 (Full Schedule)


  • University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA – School of Music, Schneebeck Hall

Guest Conductor

  • Paula Crider, Professor Emerita, University of Texas at Austin. 
  • Active guest conductor, lecturer and clinician throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
  • Widely published author of conducting and music education articles, manuals, and books.


  • Registration: $75 per student.
  • Transportation, food, and lodging are the responsibility of each school’s director and/or participating students. 

Due Dates

  • Call for ICB Nominations: Oct. 3, 2019 
  • Nominations due: Nov. 8, 2019
  • Bill Date for participation fees: Nov. 15, 2019
  • Due Date for participation fees: Dec. 13, 2019


  • Conference Hotel: Hotel Murano
  • Reservation Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020.
  • Block name: “CBDNA Participant”.
  • To help reduce cost, we will assist in housing students with those from other schools. This will only be a service at the Hotel Murano.


  • Directors are encouraged to nominate skilled instrumentalists and consider balanced instrumentation.