2018 Keeping Tradition Alive Honor Guard, Pipes & Drums Symposium
May 10-11, 2018

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Last year we were filled to capacity and we expect the same this year. The event will be the same format as last year. Thursday will be opening ceremonies followed by a full day of instruction. Friday will be instruction all day followed by the Old Town Concert at City Hall.

The host hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn. Rooms are Double $116 King $109. You can contact the Hilton Garden Inn and make reservations referencing Keeping Tradition Alive at 1-972-459-4600.

If you are flying into DFW or Love Field and require transportation from the airport I will need you flight itinerary. Please let me know if you have any other passengers flying with you so we can account for the space.

Your space is not guaranteed until we have received payment!

We cannot offer refunds. If you must cancel prior to the event I can transfer your registration to 2019. Thank you for your understanding.

Host Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn
785 SH 121 Bypass
Lewisville, TX 75065
(972) 459-4600

You can go directly to the Hilton KTA Booking Page here

If we are picking you up from the airport we will communicate with you via text message. The default pick up area will be curbside at your designated baggage claim. We will be using a white passenger van which will have LFD magnetic signs on it. All other vehicles will be LFD staff vehicles.

Please check the weather on Monday or Tuesday prior to traveling to Lewisville. Spring in Texas can be very unpredictable.

We will have early check in May 9, 2018 from 1-5pm.

Day 1 May 10-
0700 - 0800 Registration and Breakfast Provided at Hilton Garden Inn
0815 - 1000 Opening Ceremonies and General Session for all attendees
1000 - 1700 Breakout sessions (Lunch is provided at the hotel from noon until 1pm)

Day 2 May 11 ****** T Shirt and merchandise sales are permitted on Friday only *******
0700 - 0800 Breakfast provided at Hilton Garden Inn
0800 - 1600 Breakout sessions (Lunch is provided at hotel from noon until 1pm)

1500 U Haul truck will be parked outside convention area for equipment transportation.
Please make sure that all equipment is labeled with name and phone number. The truck will need to be emptied by 10am Saturday morning to be returned.

1700 Shuttle buses begin transporting attendees to Old Town Event. The public event ends at 10pm. Buses will be available until 11pm.
1800 Public event opens and food service will begin. Attendees will receive two complimentary beers from Miller of Denton located in the VIP tent. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
2200 Public event ends. Shuttles are available throughout the event to take anyone back to the hotel.

We would like to thank our sponsors Miller Brewing Company and Siddons-Martin/Pierce Fire Equipment.

Saturday May 12. Airport shuttles will begin early. We will depart the hotel 2 hours prior to your scheduled departure. We ask for flexibility as we have over 50 people to get back to area airports. Please make sure that we have your cell phone number so we can stay in contact with you regarding air travel and airport transfers.