The College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), Music for All (MFA), and National Band Association (NBA) have joined forces as the Music Education Alliance to serve bands and music education in the United States. The most prominent collaboration to date, is the Dr. William P. Foster Project collaborative initiative to support bands in historically underserved and under-resourced communities. The Foster Project focuses on three specific areas of support: An Awards Program, Mentorship and Best Practice Resources.
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The Dr. William P. Foster Project Advisory Board, Division Committees, and Administrators are proud to announce the winners of the 2021-2022 Dr. William P. Foster Project Community Development Awards. Over 50 teachers were nominated, with 28 submitting the necessary documentation for consideration.
The winners will be acknowledged at the Diversity Reception (sponsored by MusicFirst software, DeMoulin Uniforms, Music for All, and the College Band Directors National Association), the National Band Association Membership Meeting and Reception, and the CBDNA Forum, held at the 2021 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, December 15-18, 2021, Chicago, IL. Additionally, each teacher will be granted access to clinicians, accessories and subscriptions from Conn-Selmer, Yamaha, and KHS America.
Congratulations to these outstanding teachers doing fantastic work in underserved communities!
DR. WILLIAM P. FOSTER PROJECT
The Dr. William P. Foster Project, serving bands and band directors in underserved and under-resourced communities, is a major initiative of the Music Education Alliance.