FBA 2024 Summer Conference

July 16-18, 2024


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

Tim Lautzenheiser is a well-known name in the music education world as a teacher, clinician, author, composer, consultant, adjudicator, and, above all, a trusted friend to anyone interested in working with young people in developing a desire for excellence. Tim presently serves as Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc. He is a nationally recognized voice touting the importance of arts education for every child. His books, produced by G.I.A. Publications, Inc., continue to be bestsellers in the educational community. He is also co-author of popular band method, Essential Elements, as well as the Senior Educational Consultant for Hal Leonard, Inc. Tim is also the Senior Educational Advisor for Music for All, and NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants).

Tim Lautzenheiser began his teaching career at Northern Michigan University. He then moved to the University of Missouri, and from there to New Mexico State University. During that time, Tim developed highly acclaimed groups in both instrumental and vocal music.

Following his tenure in the college band directing world, he spent three years with McCormick’s Enterprises working as Executive Director of Bands of America. In 1981, Tim created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for teacher in-service workshops, student leadership seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of effective leadership training. After thirty-plus years of clinic presentations, some three million students have experienced one of his popular sessions.



$60 Pre-Registration
$75 after July 13
Free for Retired Members, Life Members, College Students, and First-Year Teachers

Nine-Star or Seven-Star Honor Band Students: $20
Nine-Star or Seven-Star Honor Band Chaperones: $15
Student lunches will also be available for pre-order when you register: $20 each

All-State Community Band Participant: $25

Monday night BBQ: $18 in advance, $20 on-site

Summer Conference Registration



DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld (sold out)
10100 International Dr
Orlando, FL  32821

  • The $133 per night rate is good for July 11 through July 21
  • For July 13-18, the Resort Fee is waived and parking is complimentary for attendees who book within the group block
  • Deadline to reserve at this rate: June 24

DoubleTree Reservations


Overflow Hotel:

The DoubleTree is SOLD OUT, all contracted rooms have been allocated. Additional rooms have been added over the past week, but tere are no more rooms available at that hotel to add to the FBA Block of Rooms. Therefore, arrangements have been made at the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando:

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
9000 International Drive
Orlando, FL

  • $119 plus tax per night rate is good July 14-18, and 3 days before or after on a space-available basis
  • Complimentary Self-Parking, No Resort Fee
  • Deadline to reserve at this rate: July 1
  • Cancelations must be made 72 hours prior to the arrival date

Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando Reservations

You may also reserve by phone at 407-996-8585 or 1-800-999-8585, and be sure to reference the "Florida Bandmasters Association room block."



See our Exhibitor Information Page if you are interested in exhibiting during the conference. 



Sunday, July 14: All-Star Community Band Rehearsal and FBA Board Meeting

Monday, July 15: Adjudication Training (requires separate registration)All-Star Community Band Rehearsal, and FBA Board Meeting

Tuesday-Wednesday, July 16-17: Summer Conference

Wednesday-Thursday, July 17-18: Jazz Institute

Full Schedule


Honor Bands

Students throughout Florida will have the opportunity to perform as members of the 2024 FBA Summer Conference Seven-Star or Nine-Star Honor Bands:

Seven-Star Honor Band Information - for students currently enrolled in 7th grade.
Conductor: FBA Retired Life Member Chris Tredway of Niceville, Florida

Nine-Star Honor Band Information - for students currently enrolled in 9th grade. 
Conductor: FBA Active Associate Member Chandler Wilson, Director of Bands at Stetson Unversity in DeLand, Florida.


All-Star Community Band

Adult musicians throughout Florida will have the opportunity to perform as members of the 2024 Florida All-Star Community Band as part of the 2024 FBA Summer Conference. Learn more and apply here.


Future Summer Conferences:

2025: July 8 (Adjudication Training), July 9-11 (Conference and Jazz Institute)
2026: July 7 (Adjudication Training), July 8-10 (Conference and Jazz Institute)

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Keynote Speaker


Seven Star Honor Band

Tuesday-Wednesday, July 16-17

Closing Session Concert:
Wednesday, July 17, 5:00 p.m.


Nine Star Honor Band

Tuesday-Wednesday, July 16-17

Closing Session Concert:
Wednesday, July 17, 5:00 p.m.


All-State Community Band

Sunday-Monday, July 14-15

Opening Session Concert:
Tuesday, July 16, 9:00 a.m.