What is a Band Director?


Band Director Job Description

Band directors supervise and coordinate the activities of the band. The ultimate goal of the band director is to ensure that each participant gains a higher level of skill, self esteem and appreciation of band music.



Typical Job Duties

• Create and update band roster, attendance forms and eligibility records

• Enforce behavioural standards as imposed the school’s policies and procedures

• Supervise all band participants

• Manage band funds, including the management of fundraising efforts

• Oversee storage of equipment provided by the school

• Submit budget needs to school administrators

• Order necessary supplies and equipment

• Schedule band rehearsals and performances

• Instruct and mentor participants on an individual level when appropriate



Scholarships for Becoming a Band Director  

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a band director. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Music Scholarships and Fine Arts Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a band director. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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