Become a Member

Becoming a member of the World Association for Symphonic Bands & Ensembles is the best way to contribute and take part in the community. Aside from the benefit of community involvement, members receive additional benefits.

Member Privileges Include:

  • Receive an electronic version of the WASBE World magazine (quarterly) and WASBE Journal (annually).
  • Receive the WASBE ePostcard on a regular basis.
  • Have access to a downloadable directory of WASBE members.
  • Have immediate access to current information on wind band activities around the world on the WASBE web site.
  • Be able to participate in numerous international networks, committees, and task forces, including those for conductors, composers, music publishers, music educators, band historians, military bands, professional bands, and community bands.
  • Have access to the Repertoire List on the website that has been submitted by members and have the opportunity to submit recommended works to that list.
  • Be invited to participate in both regional and international WASBE conferences at which the world’s best wind bands and ensembles may be heard, an extensive music industry exhibition may be visited, and lectures, workshops, and panel discussions may be attended.
  • Be able to participate in the WASBE election process for officers and board members through nominations and voting privileges.
  • $8000










    Premium / Individual Membership:

    • Includes a printed version of WASBE World and Journal to be mailed to your address

    Full Membership:

    • Enjoy all WASBE benefits and receive all publications electronically (pdf).

    Industry – Industrial Membership:

    • For Institutions, Bands, Orchestras, Ensembles, Publishers, Music Information Centers, Music Travel Agencies, etc. Industrial Membership includes the same benefits as Premier Membership.

    Student Membership:

    • is only available to students 25 years of age or younger.

    Foundation Membership:

    • is paid to the WASBE Foundation and has the same benefits as Regular Membership. Foundation Members will receive a tax receipt in acknowledgement of their contribution to the Foundation.

    Full Life Membership:

    • Full Life Membership shall be available to members who have been active in the Association for a period of not less than ten years and are 65 years of age or older.

    WASBE is registered as a non-profit organization in the USA. Members are encouraged to make a donation to the WASBE Foundation when paying their dues. Payment of the Foundation membership fee includes the Premium membership fee for the current year. The purpose of the Foundation is to subsidize special WASBE projects such as scholarly research the commissioning of new works for Wind Band and much more.

    • Student Membership and Institutional Membership do not include the right to vote.
    • Membership dues are for the calendar year (January – December).