Spark! Ideas Conference

$60.00$85.00 $50.00$75.00

The Spark! Ideas Conference is an exhilarating afternoon of creative inspiration designed for marching band directors, music instructors, college students; anyone who wants to refuel a passion for music performance.

The conference is a new program produced by Ascend Performing Arts that falls under the Ascend Education focus area. This year’s Spark! is sponsored in part by Jupiter Brass, Mapex Percussion, Majestic Percussion Utah Music Educators Association, and the Colorado Bandmasters Association.

Topics presented by Blue Knights design team and educational staff include:
  • Show Program Design
  • Electronics & Sound Design
  • Music Ensemble Techniques
  • Visual Techniques 
  • and more!
There will be two sessions held in the afternoon (select one during registration below):
  1. Corps Encore: July 12, 2017 at Weber State University, Ogden, UT.
  2. Drums Along the Rockies: July 15, 2017 at Sports Authority Field, Denver, CO.
The Spark! Ideas Conference fee includes:
  • Access to the Spark! conference
  • A meal and refreshments
  • A “premium ticket” to the Corps Encore ($30 value) or Drums Along the Rockies ($85 value). PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO LIMITED SEATING, PREMIUM TICKET IS NOT GUARANTEED AND MAY BE SUBSTITUTED WITH ANY TICKET AT SHOW EVENT. 

Schedule will be emailed out to registered attendees. Here is the general timeline:

  • Check-in/Registration: 12:00pm
  • Conference: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Parking: Park in Lot A9 or W7 and enter the Browning Center at Weber State University.

Conference Fee:
  • General Admission:
    • Pre-Registration (before July 11th): $75
    • At the Door: $85
  • Student Admission:
    • Pre-Registration (before July 11th): $50
    • At the Door: $60

Additional premium tickets for Corps Encore and Drums Along the Rockies can be purchased for Spark! guests not attending the conference. Contact to order your tickets for the following shows:

  • Corps Encore tickets ($30 value)
  • Drums Along the Rockies tickets ($85 value)

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