Why Join Tennessee Bandmasters Association?

The Tennessee Bandmaster Association is THE Band Association in our great state.  We need your voice and your excitement for representation of each student in every band room across Tennessee.

TBA is committed to provide exciting and unique opportunities for our students along with a constant and comprehensive support-system for Directors state-wide.  In recent years, TBA has provided an unparalleled level of consistency across our great state through the development of adjudication standards and assessment scoring.  As a result, a more unified curriculum of goals exists throughout our classrooms in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Bandmasters Association remains diligent to recognize and celebrate success through music at every opportunity.  TBA ensures this celebration for students and directors alike through:

TBA Sweepstakes Award

Awarded to ensembles meeting the Superior criteria of multiple assessments

TBA Honors Recital

Showcasing the finest soloists and ensemble-members in Tennessee

Tennessee Bandmasters Hall of Fame

Honoring the giants of our profession

All State Band Selection Award

Rewarding each student selected to our state’s finest ensemble

Regional Conference Meetings

Gathering to share successes as well as develop the future of Band opportunities

TnMEA and ASBDA cooperative experiences of Professional Development and Event Development for the finest student education possible.

Join the team and be a part of the presence and the future for your students.

Who is eligible for Tennessee Bandmasters Association?

Tennessee Bandmasters Association encourages all active Band Directors in Tennessee to join our passion.  Membership is also available for retired Directors as well as every TBA Hall of Fame recipient.

How to Join Tennessee Bandmasters?

Joining our team is easy.  Contacting the TBA representative in your Regional Association is the most streamlined method to make your difference.  Membership dues can be submitted to your Regional Association during the yearly registration process OR you can simply contact TBA Secretary:  Dr. Carol Chipman for more info and registration.  It’s easy to join our team and as you do you will have a seat at our roundtable for a better music education of all students.


TBA Officers


President-Elect Past President Executive Secretary
Susan Parks Waters

W. H. Oliver Middle School Band 6
211 Nolensville Road
Nashville, Tn 37211
Cell: 615-337-1707
School: 615-332-3011



Ron Rogers
William Blount
High School Band
219 County Farm Road
Maryville, TN  37801
865 984-5500 (school)
865 363-3500 (cell)
Carol Chipman
Barret's Chapel Band


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