Welcome to the new National Band Association Website. Some features such as checking your membership status are offline currently to help ease the transistion. Please be patient as these features will come online soon. If you find bugs or issues on the site please email: Chris Pierce (Webmaster)

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Coming Soon To This Website

"The Forum"

A place where band directors can post questions and receive answers from fellow NBA members. The Forum will be an interactive discussion area and include areas such as "Marching Band", "Jazz Ensemble", "Technology", "Instruction", "International Travel", "Resources", "Repertoire", etc. Stay tuned to this website and join "The Forum" soon.

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New Sites for "Symphonic Band Symposiums"

The NBA is pleased to announce that there will be three sites for the 2014 "Symphonic Band Symposiums": Oxon Hill (MD)High School, George Mason University and West Chester University. For further information on the Symposiums, click here.

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Programs of Excellence: The Blue Ribbon High School Award

The NBA is excited to introduce a new initiative showcasing the finest high school band programs in the United States. Beginning this winter, each NBA Division will select outstanding bands to be represented at the national level and national winners will be recognized at the Midwest Clinic. We encourage all high school band directors to consider applying for this recognition. Applications are due in early November. In the near future, the NBA will also be introducing a Blue Ribbon Award for outstanding Middle School bands and an additional award for outstanding educators changing lives in challenging circumstances.

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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.