Design by Sean Kime, Member-at-Large



TODA Proudly presents
the Brook Mays, Fishburn Violin and H&H music
2024 High School Student Leadership Day

What are directors saying about Student Leadership Day?

“The interaction of the students from different schools was quite special. The students were supportive of one another and I loved seeing this.”

“It was a rewarding experience to witness students stepping out of their comfort zones and leading with and beside others.”

“I’ve done other leadership camps and this was very well organized and informative. My students loved it and got a lot of good feedback, support, training, ideas and were immediately collaborating/planning for this upcoming year… Seeing and hearing well organized groups inspired my students and called them to action. They got so many great ideas and are using the skills they learned to organize and plan.”


TODA is excited to offer our 2024 Student Day in FOUR 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!

Registration will open on April 15, 2024
The cost is $30 per student and includes lunch (pizza) and drinks.

Register TODAY!
Saturday, August 3, 2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kinder HS for the Performing & Visual Arts - Houston, TX
Newman Smith HS - Carrollton, TX
 Churchill HS - San Antonio, TX
 Cooper HS - Lubbock, TX

Registration: $30/student (includes lunch & drinks)

(2024 TODA membership required)

Featuring Larry Livingston

Mr. Livingston is a distinguished conductor, educator, and administrator, and a highly respected motivational speaker. The founding Music Director of the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Livingston has appeared with the Houston Symphony and in the LA Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series.
(see his full bio)

 HS Student Day Tentative Schedule

Time Session
8:15 am - 8:45 am
Check in at Desk - Get name tags - Report to Meeting Rooms
9:00 am
Welcome by TODA and Student/Director Intros
  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.


Mr. Larry Livingston
  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.
  Ice Breaker #2
  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!
  Ice Breaker #3
  Students Inspiring Students - 3 sessions, various topics
  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.
  Group Breakouts & Discussion (meeting within officer team)
  Wrap up and Survey