The American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) presents the "Outstanding State Chair Award" to those ASBDA State Chairs who perform their leadership duties to the highest level possible. Nominees can gain points by performing such duties as: gaining new state chapter members, retaining state chapter membership, chapter membership attendance at the national convention, successful state activities and projects, submissions of articles for publication in the ASBDA national newsletter, and holding regularly scheduled state chapter meetings.

A framed award certificate is presented each year to the recipients at the ASBDA National or Regional Convention.

ASBDA is a national organization of elected members, dedicated to promoting quality band education through research, study, promotion and publication. They have published the famous ASBDA Curriculum Guide, used by successful school districts and college music education departments across the country. Other research published by ASBDA includes brain studies, administrator guides, discographies, and supplemental materials and lesson plans to aide the working band director.

For further information please contact the award coordinator:
Blair Callaway at
Outstanding State Chair Awards
2018 2016 2014
Roger Simpson - South Carolina 
Wayne Splettstoeszer - Connecticut 
John Taylor - Mississippi
Cathy Wahl - Colorado 
Bruce Zeiger - Alabama
Travis Coakley - Mississippi
Kathy McGrady - Ohio
Chris Simonson - Wisconsin
Bill Witcher - North Carolina
Travis Coakley - Mississippi
Kathy McGrady - Ohio
Jeff Cutter - Michigan
2013 2012 2011
Jeff Cutter - Michigan Jeff Cutter - Michigan
Liz Rosenthal - Wisconsin
Bill Witcher - North Carolina
Jeff Cutter - Michigan
Dave Hanke - Wisconsin
Bill Wicher - North Carolina
2010 20092008
Dave Hanke - Wisconsin
Bill Witcher - North Carolina
Monte Dunnum - Wisconsin
Bill Witcher - North Carolina
Rick Catherman - Michigan
Monte Dunnum - Wisconsin
Jeff Phillips - Tennesse