About BDS

Welcome to “Band Directors Share!” A site where the content is dictated and provided by YOU!

The vision for this project is for it to be a site where band directors can submit materials as well as videos of short presentations in their area of expertise. There are no guidelines for materials, as long as they are free.

In August, through donations to this page, we were able to raise enough money to hire a full time instrumental music instructor in a 140 student orphanage in Honduras! We are not only sharing with one another, but with the world. Click HERE for more info on this project!

BDS launched on December 27, 2018 and has already had over 16,000 views from 40 countries since Jan 1. It is completely free! The site currently has many free instructional videos (for teachers), an instructional series about teaching rhythm, free flashcards, 25 free full band compositions, a (great) free method book, a website about recruitment, links to band websites with free materials, links to blogs and podcasts, and much more!

YOU can submit videos, files, or links to your free materials (including web sites, podcasts, or ANYTHING that is free). Click here to find out how.

-Eric Combs, Director of Bands at Richland County Middle School, Olney, IL. and 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

‚ÄúPreparing to be a first class band director is a never-ending life-long journey. Eric Combs has created a wonderful source that opens a stage-of-infinite possibilities for anyone/everyone to access. The road signs contributed by members of the profession with tried-and-true data are certain to be a valuable resource to all. BRAVO!”Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

7 thoughts on “About BDS”

    1. Thank you for lauching this site. I’m a retired band director of 32 years and now work for Nottelmann Music in St. Louis. The website I included in my registration is the blog section of our website which was launched in October 2018 where we constantly post original and curated content to help music educators. While we are a business, a large percentage of our videos, podcasts and articles are not related at all to any product we sell. Our company has been around for 65 years and has always made contributions to the profession and now we do that digitally. We’d like to see if we could work out a sharing agreement on that type of content.

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  1. I’m working on my 3rd year teaching and I am always looking into new things to help my program to succeed. I look forward to what information people have to share! Hopefully I can add some insight in the future!


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