2019 Keeping Tradition Alive Honor Guard, Pipes & Drums Symposium
May 2-3, 2019

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We have implemented a new registration system this year. Our credit card processing is now done via the registration website. Please read and follow the instructions. Its important to note that you will complete the registration then proceed to the payment site for credit card processing.

Last year we were filled to capacity and we expect the same this year. The event will be the same format as last year. One exciting change to this event is we are now opening KTA up to Police groups. This will be a great opportunity to fellowship and learn beside our "Brothers in Blue". Please help spread the word to any police officers who may want to join us this 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. You can contact the Hilton Garden Inn and make reservations referencing Keeping Tradition Alive at 1-972-459-4600. There is a link further down to take you straight to KTA booking portal.

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 please make sure you have submitted your travel information including cell phone number. 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 1, 2019 from 1-5pm.

Day 1 May 2-
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 3 ****** 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 10:45pm.
1800 Public event opens and food service will begin. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
2200 Public event ends. Shuttles are available throughout the event to take anyone back to the hotel. As a reminder the final shuttle back to the hotel will be at 10:45pm.

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

Saturday May 4. Airport shuttles will begin early. We will depart the hotel 2 hours prior to your scheduled departure. We ask for flexibility as we have numerous attendees to get back to the airport. Please make sure that we have your cell phone number so we can stay in contact with you regarding air travel and airport transfers.