What We Do

The South Dakota Bandmasters Association is an organization dedicated to promoting music education throughout South Dakota. We strive to develop excellence in bands across the state through professional development, mentorship, performance opportunities, and advocacy.

Academic Scholarships

Did you know that the SD Bandmaster’s Association awards two $500 scholarships annually for instrumental music education majors in the state of South Dakota?

Any freshman, sophomore or junior instrumental education major at a South Dakota College or University, with a career goal of being a band director, is eligible.

Midwest Clinic Scholarship

The South Dakota Bandmaster’s awards one annual scholarship to a SD director of young bands (gr. 5-8) to help offset the cost of attending the Midwest Band Clinic.

Preference is given to those in their first to fifth year of teaching young bands in SD, never attended Midwest clinic and a SD Bandmasters member. (Could be combination of k-12 music, 5-12 band, 5-8 band)