New postings under EVENTS and HS and MS Festivals! check them out!  (as of Oct 25 2017)

OBDA Meeting Agenda August 9,2017
  1. Welcome
  2. Reports
    1. Membership
    2. Treasurer
    3. Adjudication
    4. Literature
    5. Other
  3. Old Business
    1. By-laws
      1. Issues
      2. Language
      3. Revisions
    2. Duties/Job Descriptions
      1. Executive Board
      2. Board of Directors
    3. Website
    4. Other
  4. New Business
    1. Committees
      1. Nominating
      2. By-laws
      3. Adjudication
      4. Other—special projects, etc.
    2. Other
  5. For the good of the order

Letter from the President
July 2017

Dear Members,

I can hardly believe that it is already near the end of July and time to start thinking about firing things up (if you haven't already) for the 2017-18 school year. Towards that end I'd like to encourage everyone to attend this year's Reading Session of New and Proven Concert and Jazz Band Music, sponsored by Beacock Music. Further information (including registration, location, fees, etc.) can be found here: 

We are once again fortunate to have some great clinicians and conductors who have picked out some fantastic literature. As always, the camaraderie and collegiality promises to be first rate, too!

In addition, the OBDA by-laws specify that one of our two mandated semi-yearly meetings happens at the reading session and I would like to try and follow that directive. I am currently leaning towards having the meeting on Wednesday of that week, either before or after the day's regular session. I am, however, open to suggestions.

In any event, I look forward to renewing old acquaintances and making new ones.


Jeff Hornick
President, OBDA

July 2017

Oregon Music Education Association 

Job Posting
Executive Director

The Executive Director serves as the part-time administrator to the Oregon Music Education Association. The Oregon Music Education Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in 2011. Prior to that, it was known as the Oregon Music Educators Association, founded in 1936. The terms of the employment contract are from July 1, 2017 (or immediately) to June 30, 2018. This contract is renewable based on the yearly evaluation process.

For a more complete job announcement including qualifications, duties, and salary please contact OMEA President Todd Zimbelman at : 


OMEA Executive Director Job Announcement

There is also a .pdf of the listing at the bottom of the "Job Openings" page on this site.


July 2017 - 

Check out the Adjudication Workshop in the Events tab at left!

More events there as well!

Announcement (March 2017)

Jobs postings are beginning to come in - check the Job Openings link at left!

OBDA Board Election Results

EASTERN:  OMEA Districts 6 and 9
   Chris Leavitt
CENTRAL:  OMEA District  5
   Ben Lawson
NORTHERN:  OMEA Districts 1, 2, 3, 13, 14, and 15
   Ashley Alexander
WILLAMETTE:  OMEA District  4, 11, 12
   Robyn Chapman 
SOUTH WESTERN:  OMEA Districts 7, 8, and 10
   Branden Hansen

Thank you to all who agreed to be nominated and especially those who voted. I'm looking forward to working with all of you, and others from around the state, to support bands and band directors at all levels.

David Maslanka’s Mass at Oregon State University


On April 20th at 7:30 PM, the OSU Wind Ensemble, in collaboration with the Corvallis Repertory Singers, OSU Chamber Choir, and OSU Bella Voce will perform David Maslanka’s Mass at the LaSells-Stewart Center on OSU’s campus.


In conjunction with this performance, we are developing curricular materials aligned with state standards to provide contextual and historical understandings of the mass, and the performance of Maslanka’s Mass.  Additionally, on the night of the concert, we will have 2 twenty-minute presentations prior to the performance.  The first will be made by OSU music history professor Kimary Fick about the mass in general, and the second by David Maslanka, Steve Zielke (OSU Chamber Choir) and Sandra Babb (OSU Bella Voce) about David’s composition.  This performance will also be recorded by Mark Records to be released as part of a David Maslanka composer series.


You and your students are cordially invited to attend what promises to be an extraordinary evening.  Admission to the performance is free for students and directors. To help us plan for the evening please RSVP if you plan to attend and include the number of students you will bring.  We plan to send out materials by mid to late March.


This monumental work is rarely performed and will be a treat for all.  As you can see, we are very excited about this opportunity and hope you can join us!


Please contact Jason B. Gossett (jason.gossett@oregonstate.edu) with any questions you have.


Jason Gossett, Ph.D.

Instructor in Instrumental Music Education

Assistant Marching Band Director

Oregon State University


Portland Dixieland Jazz Society program info at left!! (High School Jazz)

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