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Indiana Bandmasters Association
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Brownsburg, IN 46112



Indiana Band Director Mentoring Project
Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA)
IMEA is the Indiana affiliate to MENC (Music Educators National Conference). IMEA offers many educational opportunities for students and for teachers. Membership is renewable each year and on an individual rolling basis. See to join.
IMEA sponsors several events for educators including:
The Indiana Music Educators Association sponsor a free workshop for music teachers in their first through fifth years of teaching in November of each year. The workshop has historically been held at Eidson Duckwall Recital Hall on the Butler University Campus in Indianapolis.
Director Timeline: Registration is in Late October or early November. See for details.
IMEA State Convention
This three-day event for music educators is among the best professional development opportunities available each year. The event occurs in late January. Registration is complementary for first year teachers that are IMEA/MENC members.
Director Timeline: Registration is online and closes in early December.. See for details.
IMEA sponsors these educational opportunities for band students:
IMEA Honor Band
This band is open to students in grades 9-12 and is chosen by recommendation from band directors.
October - Student applications / Director online nomination forms due.
November - Band is selected, and participants notified.
January - Rehearsal and performance at the IMEA State Convention
Director Timeline: IMEA Honor Band Applications and Nomination forms are due in mid to late October. See for details.
IMEA Non-Competitive Festivals
This performance opportunity for bands and orchestras (Elementary through High School) involves the written and recorded evaluation of the group's performance with a 20-minute critique from an experienced educator following the performance.
February - deadline for registration.
March - Festivals occur in various locations.
Director Timeline: IMEA Non-Competitive Festival Registrations are due in early February. See for details.