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In-Service Music Conference

February 9-11, 2023

Welcome to the 87th Annual South Dakota In-Service Music Conference 

The In-Service Music Conference is an umbrella title used to denote the event that hosts the 87th Annual South Dakota Bandmasters Association Clinic, and the 54th SDSU Choral Day activities.

Offutt Brass Band performing at 2022 Music In-Service Conference
Offutt Brass Band performing at the 2022 In-Service Music Conference

Registration - Opens November 2022

Registration for In-Service Music Conference

Conference Credit

Information about taking Music in-service for credit


Manufacturers, publishers, distributors and retailers are invited to exhibit at our convention. For an application form, please email Don Crowe. Exhibits this year will be open on Thursday, February 10 and Friday, February 11.

1. Dates of the Event: February 10-12, 2022

Choral Sessions - Thursday, February 10

General Music Sessions – Thursday, February 10 and Friday, February 11

Instrumental Sessions - Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12

2. Place: South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota

All major meetings, clinics and concerts will be held in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. All exhibits will also be located in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center, in the Roberts Reception Hall.

3. Fees

$100 for the first 8’ table (or equivalent space) and $70 for each additional table or space.

Allocated space is based on one 8’ table or rack: exhibitor displays must fit within the allotted 8’ space. If two or more tables/spaces are needed, please be sure to indicate this on the enclosed application form. Checks for exhibitors should be made payable to the South Dakota In-Service Music Conference and sent with the enclosed application form to Dr. Don Crowe, School of Performing Arts, Box 2830, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007.

4. Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, February 9 - Evening setup from 6-9 p.m.*

Thursday, February 10 - 9 a.m.–noon; 1–4 p.m.

Friday, February 11 - 9 a.m.–noon; 1–4 p.m.

*Help will be available for unloading and loading Wednesday evening (from 6-9 p.m.) Please indicate on the enclosed form whether you will require such help.

5. Allocated Space

Space will be allocated according to the order in which applications are received.

6. Liability

The South Dakota In-Service Music Conference assumes no responsibility or liability for display merchandise. There will, however, be security personnel on duty twenty-four hours each day.

Please contact Don Crowe with questions about exhibiting.