The American School Band Directors Association Education Foundation was established in 1987 to promote instrumental music through educational programs directed toward instrumental music students and teachers as well as the public through scholarships, commissioning projects, research projects, publication and recording projects, and other such projects as might be deemed appropriate and consistent with the Bylaws of the Foundation.
Past projects have included the commissioning of an original work for concert band by James Curnow and issuing, in CD format, the historic Silver Anniversary recording of the famed Pontiac High School Band under the direction of ASBDA founder Dale C. Harris. This CD recording, complete with comments by guest conductors Dr. Edwin Franko Goldman, Dr. William D. Revelli, Dr. Earl Moore, and composer Phil Lang, also included a booklet containing historic photographs and a brief history of the Pontiac High School Band from 1927 to 1952. This and other excellent resources can be ordered on the Publications & Recordings Page.
The Foundation is governed and administered by an eight-member Board of Directors that meets regularly to review applications for band education projects including research, development activities, and technology related to instrumental music education, and to administer the affairs of the Foundation.
In order to be considered for funding, the Application for Project Funding must be thorough, complete, and presented in a professional manner consistent with accepted grant writing guidelines. Applications that fail to do so will not be considered.
DONATE to the Education Foundation
Contributions to the ASBDA Foundation are gratefully received for the support of scholarships, commissioning projects, research projects, publication and recording projects, and other such projects as might be deemed appropriate and consistent with the Bylaws of the Foundation. The ASBDA Education Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization [ IRS 501(c)3 ] and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible and may be made to:
ASBDA Education Foundation, Inc. Jeff Cutter, Treasurer
32774 McConnell Court
Warren, MI 480923111
A Foundation member chairs the auction with assistance from other board members. Members, associate members, and others provide donated items for the auction and a donation receipt is available on request.
Items are numbered, labeled, and assigned a minimum bid amount. At times, several items are bundled under a single minimum bid. A listing of these items is made available during the auction.
Items are displayed, identified, and listed by their respective auction number. Items are auctioned in no specific order, but all items are announced. Items not bid upon are kept for the next auction.
Cash and credit card transactions are made immediately following the auction.