Associations & Journals
American Bandmasters Association
The ABA aims to recognize outstanding achievement in concert band and its music. Visit their Web site and learn how this organization strives for an increasingly higher standard of artistic excellence for concert band, its performers, its conductors, and its literature.
Army Bands Online
This site carries many links to the Web pages of U.S. active, reserve, and National Guard military bands, as well as email links to the NCOs and officers in charge. It also offers help in finding jobs for musicians, provides scores and MP3s for military bugle calls, and gives the history of the U.S. military band from pre-revolutionary war times to Bosnia.
College Band Directors' National Organization
The organization maintains a database of articles and dissertations. You can search and read dissertation abstracts here and request them from the online library. Apart from the archives, the CBDNA also organizes a composing competition, maintains links to research resources, and provides information on band repertoire.
Drum Corps International
This non-profit youth organization serves the world's junior drum and bugle corps and related activities. Log on and check out scores and schedules, ticket information, major events, or their online catalog.
Drum Corps World
Read about the latest drum corps events here, or check out the back issue archive. The site also offers a complete and detailed contest schedule, free auction services for drum corps-related material, employment opportunities, and hosts the 21st Century Foundation, which is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations set up drum corps for youngsters.
The site offers extensive links to other drum corps organizations online, and links to information pages on famous drummers. It also provides services like the free hosting of pages for drummers, advice on drum tuning, a message board for posting questions, and a huge tablature database.
Tournament of Bands
There are useful things for marching-band musicians on this site. Check out the classifieds, which have many job listings including those for professional judges, or look up the list of festivals and check up band scores and competition schedules online.
USNA Drum and Bugle Corps
Read up on the oldest active Drum Corps in the nation here and check their photo archive. You can also check out their music sample archive, or order merchandise online.
US Scholastic Band Association
Run by the Youth Organization for the Arts, the USSBA organizes music workshops for teaching school children, concert bands and band competitions, as well as manages links to many of the bands that compete.
Winter Guard International
WGI organizes competitions for color guards in winter, and the site gives detailed information on the competitions. It even offers manuals on how to organize and run a color guard team in winter, and maintains several forum rooms for discussing related topics.
The World of Band Directors
Band directors, this is for you. Get on the mailing list for music educators and learn how others run their bands, check out the Online Resource section, and look up the shows database.