The mission of USBands is to support the development of young people into magnificent humans through participation in the performing arts. That mission extends directly to you, the music educator, that has dedicated your life to your students and encouraging their musical and performance pursuits.
In these trying times, we want to be sure that you know USBands is here for you to help in any way possible. From the aftermath of national and weather emergencies that have impacted our beloved activity in the past, we have always tried to look beyond the immediate crisis to assist our members in any way possible and make them stronger for the future.
We recently began sharing resources from our partners throughout the world of music education, to assist in the challenges you are facing in these extraordinary times.
You may have already tapped into some of those resources but with so many others available, we will dedicate upcoming email communications, social media posts and our BAND mobile app to sharing some of the most valuable ones that could potentially provide assistance, guidance or knowledge to you and your program during this unprecedented time.
For even more resources, be sure to check in at USBands.org periodically or give any one of our team a call to discuss. Jim Sheeley, 610-821-0591; Amanda Ehst, 610-821-0656; and for Texas Directors: Eric Kitchenman, 484-387-1137 and Jason Howard, 325-205-0183.
Our commitment remains to serve all levels of the music education community. There is no request we consider too small to assist the music educators, instructors, designers and adjudicators we are privileged to call our partners.
Thank you for the opportunity to assist you and your program through these extraordinary times.