HIGH SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR'S NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Signed in as:
Robert W. Smith, Composer (Chair)
Jim Sheeley, U.S. Bands
Deborah Bradley, WBDI
Earl Shaffer, Educator
Roland Ventura, Educator
Bud McCormick, Educator
Will Boartfield, Educator
Vincent Rosse, Educator
Chad Kamei, Educator
Michael Nakasone, Educator
David Jones, Educator
Jim Arnold, Administrator
Kerry Palmer, Administrator
Andy Meadows, Administrator
Oliver Boone, Administrator
To provide guidelines and resources for music education programs and administrators facilitating the re-structure and delivery of quality instruction during the COVID -19 era and beyond.
Our Task Force is preparing information and documents which will arm the director and administrator to maintain band in our schools.
The HSBDNA has partnered with national organizations to provide you the most current and valuable knowledge and information. Research is being at present to determine SAFETY MEASURES for students.
Please be advised, these are working data and provide a fluid presence of information.
The Task Force Committee is working on documentation which will serve as a BLUEPRINT TO THE BAND DIRECTOR AND ADMINISTRATOR for maintaining Band in your schools.
This document will give focus to the following areas: A MODEL INSTRUCTION TEMPLATE FOR YOUR BAND: SCHEDULING SCENARIOS; PRESCRIPTIVE TEACHING METHODS; REMOTE TEACHING; and CLASSROOM SETTINGS AND MANAGEMENT
We are partnered with the College Band Director's National Association; the Women's Band Director's International; US Bands; and others to be named later.
There is on going research being conducted by the University of Colorado regarding Aerosol Dispersion. An initial Data report will be available July 1, 2020.
Please see here for additional informative downloads of research and plans as they are available.
In response to the Covid 19 Pandemic there are many questions from director, students, administrators and parents pertaining to band education in our schools.
Please Visit Our Link to see the HSBDNA Covid 19 Task Force, Chaired by Robert W. Smith, to find out current information.
Chaired by Robert W. Smith
This is an extensive 39 page report prepared a select committee of national educational leaders. Chaired by Robert W. Smith, the committee of 19 leaders, including beginner band directors, middle school band directors, high school band directors, university deans, superintendents, physicians, and national leaders. It is our recommendation for the working band directors and their administrators to make band work in our schools among the Covid-19 crisis.