CBDNA - About CBDNA - Message from the President

Welcome ...

Patrick Dunnigan
Welcome to the College Band Directors National Association Website.

The CBDNA Statement of Purpose states: "The members of the College Band Directors National Association are devoted to the teaching, performance, study and cultivation of music, with particular focus on the wind band medium. CBDNA is an inclusive organization whose members are engaged in continuous dialogue encompassing myriad philosophies and professional practices. CBDNA is committed to serving as a dynamic hub connecting individuals to communities, ideas and resources."

We are a vibrant community of musicians, teachers, conductors and scholars who share a love for the college wind band, its vibrant and expanding repertoire, and all of the activities that bind its participants together as a community.

CBDNA serves as a hub for our activities, resources, and dialogue, and this website serves as the hub for our organization. I encourage you to consult this website regularly to learn about important events such as symposia and regional and national conferences. Additionally, among other things, you can post and gather information from one of ten different list serves, learn more about the activities and leadership within our six divisions, consult new and archived editions of the CBDNA Report, and engage in dialogue about topics that interest you.

We have several active committees that serve to move our profession forward including committees on diversity, music education, athletic bands, small band programs, conductor's health issues, new music initiatives, and research. I hope you will become involved in these committees and consult their respective postings on this site. We also need your active participation in such events as the annual Athletic Band Symposium, the CBDNA Forum at the Midwest Clinic, regional conferences to be held in March and April of 2016, and the next National Conference to be held in Kansas City in March 2017.

I hope you will become actively involved in your organization. It is our traditions of discussion, debate, and camaraderie, along with the free sharing of ideas and knowledge that make organization to be pivotal in the promotion and well-being of our art.

Patrick Dunnigan

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