Women Band Directors International (WBDI) represents women band directors of all pedagogical levels and years of experience from college students to retired directors. ​It is the only international organization for women band directors featured toward promoting women, providing support and community, and mentoring women in the band field. ​WBDI Alberta formed in February 2020, represents the first international chapter of WBDI.

WBDI's Purpose

  1. To foster a spirit of friendliness, fellowship, and cooperation among women band directors in the schools of America and abroad.

  2. To provide a common meeting ground for an exchange of ideas, methods, and problems relevant to women band directors.

  3. To provide encouragement, support, and mentorship for young women entering the instrumental music field.

  4. To develop comprehensive programs that will be of a musical and educational benefit to women band directors and their students.

  5. To work with administrators to provide the best music education possible and to provide for the equality of women in the profession.

  6. To cooperate with existing organizations whose demonstrated purpose is to further improve the band as a worthwhile medium of musical expression.