The North Carolina Bandmasters Association Eastern District is a division of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association. The North Carolina Bandmasters Association is the official Band section of the North Carolina Music Educators Association. The NCBA Eastern District's region includes those areas from Interstate 95 to the coast. The NCBA Eastern District works to advance the cause and development of school band programs in Eastern North Carolina. In cooperation with the North Carolina Music Educators Association, this organization plans and operates numerous activities including band clinics, band festivals, band director workshops, forums, and demonstrations. Membership into the organization is granted to any individual actively engaged in directing bands or teaching wind or percussion instrumental music in eastern North Carolina schools, and who is a member of the North Carolina Music Educators Association. Each member of the organization must pay a $10 annual membership fee. Only active members, and their students, are eligible to participate in events sponsored by the NCBA Eastern District.
“If a composer could say what he had to say in words, he would not bother trying to say it in music.” - Gustav Mahler