Partnerships & Affiliates
The National Interfraternity Music Council (NIMC) is composed of the national or international presidents of seven music fraternities and meets annually to discuss matters of mutual interest.
NIMC is not an incorporated body, nor is it organized to regulate the actions of its member organizations. Rather, the NIMC is simply an annual gathering. However, formal agreements between the member organizations may be made.
The other members of NIMC are: Delta Omicron, Kappa Kappa Psi, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Beta, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Tau Beta Sigma
The mission of the Music Education Policy Roundtable is the unification of all music education advocacy organizations under a single policy apparatus, working in unison to achieve a consensus set of federal legislative recommendations, on behalf of the profession and all of those who stand to benefit from its contributions to education.
The National Executive Committee is represented at regular meetings of the Roundtable. At these meetings, numerous prominent musical organizations discuss music education in the country at how it can best be served on a national level. These proposals are brought to legislators, with the force of many of the biggest names in American music, to help ensure that music education is healthy and strong for generations to come.
To learn more about NAfME and the Roundtable, its members and initiatives, visit their website at http://www.nafme.org.
TAPS for VETERANS
TAPS for VETERANS is an organization dedicated to providing buglers and trumpeters to play Taps for our country’s fallen heroes. While cuts to military music budgets have increased over the years, TAPS for VETERANS and their group of volunteers sacrifice their time to bring comfort and peace to the veterans’ families, friends, and loved ones by playing our country’s “National Song of Remembrance” at funerals and special ceremonies.
Brothers and friends are encouraged to offer their talents and services by volunteering with TAPS for VETERANS.
Barbershop Harmony Society
Through active programs in music education, publishing, performance, and outreach, The Barbershop Harmony Society preserves and extends the reach of a uniquely American close harmony musical art form whose roots lie in African-American improvisation and European harmony traditions.
Drum Corps International
The mission of Drum Corps International is to bring the life-enriching benefits and enjoyment of marching music performing arts to more people worldwide. We do this by creating a stage for participating organizations to engage in education, competition, entertainment, and the promotion of individual growth.
The Association of Concert Bands
The mission of the Association of Concert Bands is to foster excellence in Concert Band music through performance, education, and advocacy.
The Association of Concert Bands was formed to support adult concert, community, and municipal bands. Members include bands, adult musicians, conductors, composers, and corporations who are dedicated and equipped to serve the needs of musicians that perform in and/or lead adult concert bands.
The Association of Concert Bands has formed Blanket Performance Licensing Agreements with both BMI and ACSAP for performance rights for its members and publishes a magazine, the ACB Journal, to exchange information among people involved in adult concert bands and sponsors many projects to fulfill our mission
The Fraternity Communications Association works to enhance fraternity communications through the exchange of ideas, experiences, and information. Every year, FCA member organizations are honored for their outstanding efforts in a variety of writing, design and communication categories.