American School Band Directors Association
Founded in 1953, the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) is the only selective┬ánational organization for band directors of the highest quality. The primary goal of the ASBDA is to promote the concert band as the focus of an educational curriculum which teaches music as artistic expression.ASBDA draws together the finest minds and best teachers nationally for the purpose of helping influence the direction and furthering the cause of good music in the nation’s schools.To learn more about the Tennessee Chapter of ASBDA, explore the links above.


Upcoming TN chapter meetings:

  • During the TN Music Education Association annual conference at Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Saturday April 13, 2019, 8:00 a.m. breakfast meeting, in Bayou Room B. A light breakfast of coffee and pastries will be provided.
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019, 9:45 a.m. Freedom Middle School, Franklin, TN, prior to the annual Young Directors’ Symposium in the afternoon.

All Band Directors: Please take this important national survey, May-June, 2019:

Survey of Band Scheduling, Director Workload and Student/Teacher Ratio: