Gary E. Smith

President, The American Bandmasters Association

The American Bandmasters Association represents a history of tradition and service to our profession.  As we look to our founder, Edwin Franko Goldman, we continue to refine our mission of promoting the concert band and its repertoire.

The membership of our association represents the outstanding conductors and composers associated with the wind band.  In addition to recognizing exceptional musicians through invitational membership into the association, we can collectively pool the resources associated with these master conductors and composers through projects that will benefit all in our profession.

Our national conventions are exciting entertaining and educational.  It is an opportunity to renew old friendships and establish new ones.  This year’s convention promises to offer new experiences and perpetuate our traditions, purpose, activities and philosophies.

Welcome to the gateway of the West!

Gary E. Smith
President, The American Bandmasters Association