The College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), Music for All (MFA), and National Band Association (NBA) are dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands at all levels of instruction. These organizations have joined forces as the Music Education Alliance, to create this collaborative initiative to support bands in underserved communities.
Priorities of the Dr. William P. Foster Project:
The Dr. William P. Foster Project “Award of Excellence” recognizes quality programs serving historically disadvantaged student populations. High schools are recognized in odd years and middle schools are recognized on even years. This exciting initiative honors select educators, and their band programs, which are challenging students and reaching a high level of excellence.
The Music Education Alliance has developed a network of peer consultants committed to connecting with individual teachers leading band programs in underserved schools and communities to support their efforts in ensuring excellence in musical opportunities for all students.
The Music Education Alliance has assembled a growing collection of articles, videos, and links for band directors to access for help and support of their students and schools. Continue to check back as new contributions are added to our library .
The Foster Project Advisory Board is a collection of leaders in the Music Education world with a vested interest and history of supporting bands in historically underserved and under-resourced band programs. They support and advise on all aspects of the Dr. William P. Foster Project.