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About WBDI

Our Mission

Diversity Statement

The Women Band Directors International organization recognizes the value of each individual and promotes integrity, respect, and regard for others. Equality within its membership is a core value in WBDI. We strive to create a welcoming environment that reflects the community of music educators we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their whole, authentic selves to this organization. (December 2023)

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by Judith Grimes, IL, Past President and Charter Member
  1. Provides a network of professional music educators dedicated to a system of support

  2. Creates a common meeting ground for professional women band directors, conductors, and teachers

  3. Encourages professional assistance for educational ideas, travel, festivals, and clinics

  4. Provides opportunities to publish and fosters avenues to develop special projects

  5. Creates a channel of international exchange

  6. Allows the opportunity to attend summer professional meetings in both exotic and educational places

  7. Provides awards, certificates, and recognition for teachers, support personnel, and students

  8. Provides a subscription to The Woman Conductor

  9. Provides scholarships for college women studying to become band directors

  10. Offers opportunities to meet re-known personalities in the band profession

  11. Provides a mouthpiece for innovative ideas and professional input

  12. Fosters advancement without competition and encourages young women in the field

  13. Offers the opportunity to hold an international office and/or serve on committees

  14. Allows the opportunity to expand and develop your professional networking and resume skills

  15. Allows you to make some of the best professional friendships you will ever have!

Join Us!

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