Background and History of the National Band Association, Collegiate Chapter
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire NBA Collegiate Chapter (NBA-CC) is proud to be the first NBA student chapter in the country! The NBA student initiative, which began in the spring of 2002, was led by then UWEC instrumental music education student, Timothy Doleysh.
The UWEC NBA chapter has undertaken numerous projects since its first meeting on September 5, 2002. The organization has focused its efforts on supporting local and area band programs through numerous outreach projects, assisting with area solo and ensemble festivals, and raising funds. The NBA-CCl also hosts the UWEC Honors Band and Wind Clinic as well as the UWEC Concert Band Clinic and WSMA Honors Project Auditions.
Members of the NBA-CC Executive Board consider it a priority to feature different guest speakers with immediately relevant topics throughout the year. These topics have included : marching band, instrument repair, music technology, method book selection, group leadership, recording, and first year teaching experiences.
NBA collegiate chapters have aincw been organized at colleges and universities across the country, including: Georgia, North Carolina, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Mexico.