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Debbie Laferty Asbill
Debbie Laferty Asbill




Debbie Laferty Asbill joined Music for All – then known as Bands of America – in 1985. As Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, she oversees marketing, promotions, publications, Web and Internet presence for Music for All and its Bands of America and Orchestra America programs. Ms. Asbill’s work and Music for All’s marketing efforts and creative designs under her direction have been recognized with more than 100 awards from the International Festivals and Events Association. Ms. Asbill was inducted into Music for All’s Bands of America Hall of Fame in 2011.

Ms. Asbill credits her high school band director as one of the most influential people in her life. She says, “School music set me on a path that became my life’s work. It is a privilege to play a part in providing the kinds of life-changing experiences that I had as a music student to hundreds of thousands of young people.”

Jason Seber – Up Close and Personal

This interview with Jason Seber touches on his education, career journey, involvement with Music for All, and his advice for young orchestra conductors.

Why Compete?

Deb Laferty Asbill addresses reservations some directors have about participating in Bands of America competitions and encourages the pursuit of positively life-changing experiences over the necessity of winning.

A Prestigious Goal, An Unforgettable Journey

Read what participating directors and students had to say about their experiences at the 2005 Music for All National Festival.

From elementary music room to Utah Symphony Orchestra: An interview with the Utah Symphony’s Scott O’Neil

This interview with Scott O’Neil, conductor of the debut Honor Orchestra of America in 2005, discusses his involvement with the Utah Symphony and what more the United States can be...

Growing up musical: A family affair for Atlanta Symphony’s Chris Martin

This interview with Chris Martin, accomplished trumpet player and son of Freddy Martin, talks about his impression of Music for All, his advice for young music students, and his experience...