Sunday, June 23, 2024

About Us

The Tennessee Bandmasters Association represents Tennessee’s Band programs, Directors and their students providing the unique outreach of instructional support, performance opportunities and administrative assistance to enhance the classroom of instrumental Band instruction.

Our Mission

About Us

Founded in 1974, the Tennessee Bandmasters Association (TBA) is a leading voice for Band programs across all three Grand Regions of the state. We partner with TnMEA and the Regional Band Associations to champion Band programs across the state, fostering progress and innovation.

TBA's commitment shines through its diverse initiatives:

  • The renowned Hall of Fame honors legendary figures who shaped Tennessee's Band legacy.
  • The TBA Marching Band Evaluation System provides constructive feedback and growth opportunities for programs.
  • The annual Sweepstakes Awards celebrate excellence in Band performance across the state.
  • The TBA Summer Symposium offers dedicated professional development and mentorship for Directors, fostering thriving Band programs and healthy teachers.
  • The TBA All State Band Selection Certificate rewards each student selected to our state’s Highest Ensembles.

TBA Officers

President President-Elect Past President Executive Secretary
J.R. Baker
Fine Arts Coordinator
Roberston County Schools
Office: 615-384-5588
Jennifer Cupples
Westview High School
8161 Hwy. 45 S
Martin, Tn. 38327
Susan Parks Waters
Secondary Music Coach
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Cell: 615-337-1707
Carol Chipman

Teaching Position:
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, University of Memphis