International Bandmasters Fraternity

Election 2015

Voting is now open to members to elect positions on the International Board of Directors. In 2015 the membership of Phi Beta Mu will elect a Vice President and two new board members.

View nominees and vote

Upcoming Meetings

Phi Beta Mu Business Meeting 
Thursday, December 17, 2015
7:45 – 8:45 AM
Continental Ballroom A, Lobby
Hilton Chicago Hotel
Phi Beta Mu Awards Breakfast
Thursday, December 17, 2015
9 – 11 AM
Continental Room B, Lobby
Hilton Chicago Hotel

Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Awards 2015

Outstanding Bandmaster 2015

Anthony J. Maiello
Anthony J. Maiello
Artistic Director and Conductor
American Festival Pops Orchestra

Outstanding Contributor to Band 2015

Mark Camphouse
Mark Camphouse
Professor of Music
George Mason University

We invite you to help us recognize these individuals by attending the Business Meeting and/or the Awards Breakfast on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

Chapter Special Projects

It is exciting to see the themes of mentorship, collaboration and leadership demonstrated by the actions of Phi Beta Mu members and chapters. The ideals of our fraternity are reflected in the special projects that local chapters focus their time and energy on each year. We are thrilled by the response we had from you in 2014!

Discover the common threads of service to our profession that bind our chapters and fraternity together.

Future Commission Projects

In keeping with the Phi Beta Mu mission of building better bands, it is the intent of our executive board that we to continue to contribute to the repertoire of the wind band through commissions of new music at all grade levels. To that end, we are developing proposals for our 2015 commission of a Grade II work for wind band.

While this work will reflect understanding of the limitations of this grade level, the piece will be crafted with numerous teaching opportunities that allow for interesting part writing for all performers.

All members are encouraged to submit proposals or recommendations of composers for consideration. These recommendations may be submitted to Elva Kaye Lance <>, or any member of the Executive Board prior to the 2015 Annual Board Meeting at the Midwest Clinic.

Chapter Profiles

We want to know more about you!

Public relations chair Keith Rudolph is soliciting information in order to expand our awareness of each of our 35 chapters. Even though we have much in common, each of our Phi Beta Mu chapters is unique. By sharing this information we become more connected as a fraternity and the bonds of life, love and music are strengthened.

For more information about this project contact Keith Rudolph at <>.

View profiles from Alpha, Alpha Theta, Gamma, Lambda, Lambda Iota and Nu chapters.

Special Projects


Mu Alpha Dominica Project
As of April 2014 members of the Mu Alpha team have initiated band programs in 15 secondary schools in the Island Dominion of Dominica.

With the support of major donors The Bandstand and The Wind Shoppe, over 600 instruments have been supplied and shipped to Dominica for use in the programs. More ⇒

Special projects chair Dwayne Sagen is always interested in receiving information regarding chapter special projects. Please take time to share the goals and projects that your chapter has embarked upon this year. An idea shared can inspire and motivate action and has the potential to impact our profession in a positive way.

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Questions or comments?

Contact any of the members below.

International President Paul Worosello
International Executive Secretary David Lambert
International Webmaster Robert Eklund

Phi Beta Mu - Life Love Music

Phi Beta Mu is a non-political, non-profit fraternity organized to promote fellowship among its members, to encourage the building of better bands and the development of better musicians in schools throughout the world, to foster a deeper appreciation for quality wind literature, and to encourage widespread interest in band performance.