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 2022-2023 Dr. William P. Foster Project Community Development Awards and Awards of Excellence.
The winners were acknowledged at the Diversity Reception (sponsored by MusicFirst, Music for All, American School Band Directors Association and the College Band Directors National Association), the National Band Association Membership Meeting and Reception, and the CBDNA Forum, held at the 2022 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, in Chicago, IL. Additionally, each teacher was granted access to clinicians, accessories and subscriptions from Conn-Selmer, Yamaha, and KHS America. Visit this webpage for those programs and directors recognized since 2017: https://www.musicedalliance.org/award
Congratulations to these outstanding teachers doing fantastic work in underserved communities!
Congratulations 2022-2023 Winners
Dr. William P. Foster Project Community Development Awards
Burncoat High School
Creekside High School
Central High School
Kansas City, MO
North Central Division
Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School
(At Time of Nomination)
Lincoln High School
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
Dr. William P. Foster Project Awards of Excellence
Arvida Middle School
David Gonzalez, Director of Bands
Barber Middle School
Robert Grogan, Director of Bands
Druid Hills Middle School
Today Milford, Director of Bands
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.