What We Do

ASBDA is the ONLY national music organization dedicated exclusively to the prosperity of the concert band programs in middle and high schools across America.


  • Recognizes the outstanding music educators of our nation through an invitation for membership.

  • Sponsors convention clinics and round table discussions to share ideas and strategies.

  • Hosts exchange concerts and masterclasses for students to provide quality educational experiences.

  • Serves as mentors for new and young band directors.

  • Sponsors honor band events and chamber music festivals for young and developing band students.

  • Publishes curriculum guides and advocacy material based on the latest scientific research on the importance of music education in the development of youth.

  • Commissions new concert band literature from today’s most prestigious composers.

  • Honors the achievements of developing bandmasters through awards and presentations.