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       NewBandMusic was formed in order to:
-provide band directors with an easy way to find and acquire high-quality new music
-provide self-published composers with a free way to have their music promoted



Note: newbandmusic.org has been mostly dormant since 2017. The site has had significant success, leading to hundreds of sales/performances and several publishing contracts, and pieces listed on our site ended up being honored as a winner or finalist in two Sousa-Ostwald Awards, the Frederick Fennell Prize, and the Barlow Endowment among other competitions.

That said, the pieces that were benefitting the most from our promotion ended up being similar (in both compositional style and composer demographics) to the kinds of pieces and composers that were already finding success in the band world. In addition, as time went by, our social media posts were being shown to fewer and fewer followers: during the first few years, roughly 40% of the Facebook group members would be shown our posts: In 2016, it dropped sharply and within a few months it was under 5%. The site still remains up: people are still visiting it, and even 1 sale per year makes it worth the domain cost. That said, there are now other organizations that are centered on the works of living composers, and they have the financial backing to do it more effectively than this site currently can. I highly suggest visiting those sites below:


Many of the band works originally listed on this site have found a home with Murphy Music Press, which publishes many band compositions by younger composers.


The Institute for Composer Diversity has a database where you can search for band works composers who are women, non-binary, and/or people of color. Though it only takes you to each composer's website, it's a great way to explore and see what pieces are out there if you're willing to put in some work.