2023 TODA HS Student Leadership Day

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TODA is excited to offer our 2023 Student Day in THREE locations this year! We'll have guest speakers, student-led presentations, and fresh game ideas to bring home to your orchestra programs.  This is a perfect opportunity to kick-start your school year and orchestra program!

We are now accommodating a late registration!  The students registering now (Friday, July 28) up until August 5 will not participate in some of the activities such as presentations.  The day is very interactive and we encourage ALL interested students to come and participate.

The cost is $25 per student and includes snacks and drinks.

Register TODAY!
Saturday, August 5, 2023
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Locations: Kinder HSPVA - Houston, TX
Newman Smith HS - Carrollton, TX
Churchill HS - San Antonio, TX
Registration: $25/student (includes snacks/drinks)
(2023 TODA membership required)

 HS Student Day Schedule

Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Grogan
International acclaimed conductor and teacher, currently serving as Director of Orchestral Activities at the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University and Artistic Director of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras.

Time Session
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Check in at Desk - Get name tags - Report to Meeting Rooms
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Welcome by TODA and Student/Director Intros
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Ice Breaker #1
Student Office Councils will take turns leading their favorite ice breakers. These activities will not only build relationships during our own Student Day, but allow Student Office Councils to bring fresh ideas home with them to use with their own orchestras.

1:45 pm - 2:35 pm

Dr. Jeffrey Grogan
2:35 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
College Students Speaking - Zoom
Music education majors will be on call to answer all your students' questions about their experience in their own orchestra programs, as student leaders, and as music education majors.
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Ice Breaker #2
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Students Inspiring Students - 3 sessions, various topics
Student officer councils will lead interactive sessions on pre-determined topics (socials, team building events, etc.) with a goal of highlighting their officer council's strengths for attendees. Attendees are encouraged to take notes and bring ideas home to share with their own orchestra programs!
5:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Ice Breaker #3
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Students Inspiring Students - 3 sessions, various topics
6:00 pm - 6:20 pm
Group Breakouts & Discussion (officer teams mix)
Students will have the opportunity to idea-share with members of other Student Office Councils, then close out the day with some time to debrief with their home campus leadership teams.
6:20 pm - 6:50 pm Group Breakouts & Discussion (meeting within officer team)
6:50 pm - 7:00 pm
Wrap up and Survey