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Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project

The 2014 YCCMP will be held at the United States Military Academy at West Point, June 2-4, 2014 with the USMA Band serving as the ensemble in residence.  Selected composers and conductors will participate in private lessons and seminar sessions with this fine ensemble and the following mentors.
Dana Wilson, Professor of Music, Ithaca College
Mark Camphouse, Professor of Music, George Mason University
Sergeant Major Douglas A. Richard, Chief Arranger US Military Academy Band

Frank Battisti, Director Emeritus, The New England Conservatory
Mark Fonder, Conductor, Ithaca College Concert Band
Paula Crider, Professor Emeritus, The University of Texas


For information and appliacations for the 2014 event please click here:COMPOSERCONDUCTOR

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2014 NBA Young Composers Jazz Composition Contest

Who May Enter: Anyone 39 years of age or younger (born on or after July 1, 1974)
Requirements: A work for jazz band with no restrictions as to style, form, or length.
Entry Materials: Full score and compact disc recording of specified instrumentation.
Entry Deadline: July 1, 2014


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Blue Ribbon Award Winners

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Congratulations to each of you on having your fine ensembles selected as Division Winners and National Finalists for the National Band Association Schools of Excellence "Blue Ribbon Award". Thank you for committing to excellence and serving as outstanding examples for other professionals in your area. You and your students should be proud of your achievements.   

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Welcome to the National Band Association

Who We Are

The National Band Association, founded on September 11, 1960, is the largest band directors' professional organization in the world. It was organized for the purpose of promoting the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. NBA is an organization open to anyone and everyone interested in bands, regardless of the length of his/her experience, type of position held, or the specific level at which he/she works. The membership roster includes men and women from every facet of the band world. NBA is today's band directors' professional organization. It stands ready to serve all members of the association in a variety of ways.

How to Become a Member

To apply for membership, simply fill out the online >Membership Application.



The National Band Association Hall of Fame of Distinguished Conductors

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