The Oahu Band Directors Association is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit corporation dedicated to the advancement and well-being of music students and music educators of Hawaii.
Our Vision To help the band directors of Hawaii become the best educators for our students through organizing festivals, professional development, and support through our colleagues; while keeping good relations with our education administrators, and other music and arts organizations.
To foster a spirit of friendliness, fellowship and cooperation among all band directors of the State of Hawaii, as well as with the arts community and school administrators.
To develop a comprehensive program that will be of musical and educational benefit to school band directors, educational institutions, and students.
To provide a common meeting ground and clearing house for an exchange of ideas and methods among band directors, students, the arts community, and school administrators that will stimulate professional growth among school band directors and advance the standards of educational and musical achievement for the school bands of the State of Hawaii.
To work in close cooperation with school administrators as representatives of their individual schools and through their respective administrative associations in order that the charitable activities and program of the Oahu Band Directors Association will be in harmony with respective school programs and policies as a whole.
To promote and advance arts education by supporting existing organizations whose purpose is the betterment of music education.