Freezer Jam 2014 Final Update

Freezer Jam 2014 is upon us! Here you should find everything you need to know!

  1. Arriving to Ann Arbor and Freezer Jam
    1. Hotels are available here
    2. Free lodging is available here
    3. Freezer Jam is happening at the University of Michigan League and the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater (which is in the same building as the League)
  2. Parking
    1. We have reserved street parking for one equipment vehicle for each corps alongside the League on Fletcher Street between North University and Huron.
    2. Other vehicles may park for $5 at the Fletcher Street Parking Garage between North University and Huron. This structure is across the street from the League. Tell the attendant you are parking for Freezer Jam at the League.
    3. See this handy Parking and Eating map, too!
  3. Conference
    1. 7:00 am — Check-in begins
    2. 7:30 am — Breakfast (fruit, pastries, juice, coffee, tea) will be available at the League
    3. 8:00 am — Welcome and Session A (Same Tune/Different Corps)
    4. 9:00 am — Session B (Fife Yoga; Beat Smarter Not Harder: Improving Drum Practice; Using Digital Media to Improve Practice; Scottish Dancing; Irish Session Music; Guard; FDC Behind the Scenes; Tone Drumming)
    5. 10:30 am — Session C (Arranging Fife Melody Using Pentatonics; Arranging Awesome Drum Solos; Blow Smarter, Not Harder: Improving Fife Practice; Pipes; FDC Idol!; Marching;  Musicality for Fifers and Drummers)
    6. 12:00 pm — Lunch is at Buffalo Wild Wings across the street on State Street
    7. 1:30 pm — Stage time and Group Rehearsal
    8. 3:00 pm — Public Concert
    9. 6:30 pm– Dinner at Holiday Inn on Plymouth Road near US-23 (actual start time depending on the concert end)
  4. T-Shirts
    1. Official Limited Edition Commemorative Freezer Jam 2014 T-Shirts are available! You can buy them before the day of the event. T-Shirt sales directly support the conference!


Free Lodging

We are happy to announce that free lodging will be available for interested corps from 8pm Friday February 28th through 8am Sunday March 2nd. Email us at d3corps at gmail dot com for details on how to get to the site.

Area Hotels

There are a number of hotels in the Ann Arbor area. We’ve reserved rooms at two hotels on the north side of town for a discounted rate. Please let us know if you have any questions about lodging!

  • Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI. ($109/room)
    734-769-9800. (If calling for reservations, mention “freezer jam 2014”)
    800-800-5560 – or use the Direct link to the discounted rooms
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 3610 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI ($63-$83/room)
    734-997-9100. Call only for reservations.  Mention “freezer jam 2014”

These rates are good until February 14.