Welcome to the Wisconsin Concert Band Association

About Us

Formerly known as the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Band Association, the Wisconsin Concert Band Association is dedicated to promoting wind band music at all levels and in all forms.  The WCBA sponsors professional development events, an annual state conference, and honor bands at the middle school, high school, and university levels.  While we are now an independent organization, we strongly encourage our members to maintain their National Band Association Membership.  Visit the membership page to renew or join today!

Fall New Music Reading Session

Sept. 24th, 9 am – 12 pm
Appleton North High School, 5000 N. Ballard Road
Continental breakfast provided
Selections will range from Grade .5 to 3
Contact Jerry Koleske (jerry.koleske@gmail.com) with questions


2023 State Convention

After a two year hiatus due to COVID-19, The WCBA is excited to announce that we are hosting our 2023 State Convention January 19-21 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh!  The convention will include Intercollegiate Band, High School Honor Band, Middle School Honor Band, guest band performances, informational clinics, and more!

  Visit our Convention Page for registration, conference hotel reservations, etc.

Commissioning Project

The National Band Association-Wisconsin Chapter seeks to further Instrumental Music Education through commissioning an original band work by a notable composer.  Following the success of our 2019 commission project with Robert Sheldon, we are currently working with noted composer Erika Svanoe to produce another new piece to be added to the repertoire of quality band music available to the world.

A work of this magnitude is costly and donations are accepted and appreciated. No amount is too large or too small, all are appreciated.  Please consider donating by using the link below.  If you wish to donate a larger amount and become a member of the consortium, see the form letter below.  Thanks much for the support of our students and instrumental music education in our State, Country and World.