DURHAM, N.C. – For the fourth consecutive year, Duke men’s basketball fans have an incredible opportunity to be in the center of the action in Cameron Indoor Stadium while bringing along friends and family for a once in a lifetime experience. The Duke Band Alumni Association (DBAA), the official alumni association of the Duke University Marching Band (D.U.M.B.), today announced that registration is open for this season’s Duke Band Guest Conductor Game Day Experiences.
● “This was one of the most fun things I have ever done!” - Dawn Futrell, Duke Band Guest Conductor
● “It was better than Disney World! The Guest Conductor Experience allows you to get closer than I ever thought possible. If you love Duke basketball, this experience will be something you talk about for years. Perfect for a family of four!” - Justin Mathews, Duke Band Guest Conductor
● “Being a guest conductor was a great experience and a blast to have fun with the band. I highly recommend it – memories of a lifetime.” - Dan Hirschfeld, Duke Band Guest Conductor.
● “It was a once in a lifetime experience for my husband and a great Christmas present from me to him.” - Swan Davis
“I love getting to know the guest conductors, and I love to watch them interact with our band members during such a fun and unique experience,” said Jeff Au, Duke’s Athletic Bands director.
“Guest conductors and their guests simply love these incredible experiences in Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium!” said Nick Superina and Mike Rosen, co-founders of the Duke Band Alumni Association.
This unique program is open to all fans and no prior conducting experience is necessary to participate. By joining the Duke Band in Cameron Indoor Stadium as a guest conductor, each game day experience includes three seats for the conductor’s guests (two guest seats together near the court in the bleachers of Section 19 and one standing-room-only guest seat in the band section), a special courtside presentation, conductor coaching, a personalized conductor baton, band rugbies (uniforms) for the guest conductor and guests, four or more opportunities to conduct the band throughout the game, a personalized, framed photograph to commemorate the occasion, and a special place in history on the DBAA’s website.
All fans interested in the Duke Band Guest Conductor Game Day Experiences can register online now at https://dukebandguestconductor2018.splashthat.com/. All Game Day Experiences have a specific donation/pledge requirement and are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. The proceeds from the Duke Band Guest Conductor Game Day Experiences will go to the Duke University Marching Band to help strengthen the marching band program for Duke undergraduates and to enhance the band’s impact on the game day experience for fans at all Duke Athletics events.
About the Duke Band Alumni Association
The Duke Band Alumni Association (DBAA) is the official alumni association of the Duke University Marching Band (D.U.M.B.) and Duke University’s largest Alumni Affinity Group. The DBAA founded and runs the Duke Alumni Band, celebrating its 15th anniversary season – hundreds of Duke alumni, family and friends participate in the Duke Alumni Band each year. Duke Alumni Band members play at designated home and away football games, neutral site basketball games in major cities around the country and at winter basketball games in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Duke Alumni Band has been featured in the New York Times, Duke Magazine and Duke Today. The DBAA also founded and runs Duke Band Guest Conductor Experiences, giving Duke fans, their families and friends a once in a lifetime experience to conduct D.U.M.B. in Cameron Indoor Stadium during men’s basketball games. For more information, visit www.dukealumniband.org, join us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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