The Mission of the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association is to provide educationally assessed instrumental music activities for the students and teachers of the State of Arizona, to assist in the development of performance oriented assessment of state and national music standards, and to offer educational support and professional development to fulfill this mission.
The Arizona Band and Orchestra Director’s Association is a constituent based non-profit organization serving the needs of Arizona’s school music students and it’s constituent members. Serving over one thousand band and orchestra organizations in the elementary, secondary and collegiate level, this vibrant organization is dedicated to meeting the growing and dynamic needs of school age music students and the teachers who work with them.
Over thirty thousand students participate in our events annually through festivals, competitions, concerts, honor bands and honor orchestras in all areas of music education. Almost weekly, festivals are held in the areas of concert band, strings, marching band, jazz ensemble for all levels of student participation.
The Arizona Band & Orchestra Director’s Association is a constituent member of the Arizona Music Educator’s Association and serves in conjunction with other music education and research organizations in the state of Arizona and throughout the nation. if you would like to join our organization, please go to the Arizona Music Educator’s Association website for more information.
The organization is made up of volunteer members, as well as a hired staff who serve in many ways outside of their professional responsibilities. If you would like to serve as Board Member or committee chair, please contact President David DuPlessis via the “contact” tab above.
The Arizona Music Educators Association, Incorporated (AMEA) is a 501 C3 Non-Profit Educational Organization and is an affiliated organization of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). AMEA was established in 1939 and incorporated in 1983. AMEA has three special interest groups under its’ umbrella: The Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association, Incorporated (ABODA), the Arizona Choral Educators (ACE), and the Arizona Society for General Music (AzSGM).