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12 Gifts Ideas a Band Director Will Love

Looking for the perfect gift for a school band director/conductor? This isn’t an easy job and it’s important to show appreciation for all the hard work. We’ve identified 12 gifts that are sure to make your favorite musician feel loved.

A quality gift idea at a reasonable price point, this rosewood baton and accompanying case is likely to be an upgrade for most band directors. It’s the type of baton they’ll use on special occasions or even keep displayed at their home or desk.


Wrangling hundreds of kids on their instruments is not only mentally stressful, but can have psychical repercussions as well. Show a director that you care about his or her relaxation with a massage pillow.

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If your director has a sense of humor, as most do, he or she will get a kick out of this sorcerer’s apprentice hat. Put it on at a concert and the audience will go wild – especially if you’re playing some Fantasia-themed music.


Learn the ins and outs of surviving life in a marching band, humorously told with fun anecdotes and inside jokes. Your director will get a kick out of that fact you’re giving this to him or her!


This fun poster includes original patents for a variety of band instruments including trumpet, trombone, flue, saxophone and more. Measuring 20×30 inches, you can either order it framed or plain.

A hard-to-find collection of the very best American and British band sounds, performed by renown groups such as the Eastman Wind Ensemble. Includes classics by Gordon Jacob, William Walton, Holst and more.


Sometimes things get chaotic in the band room. Stuff gets thrown. Things spill. Don’t let that happen to your director’s hot coffee or tea, with this music-themed mug that’s also great for the car.


Does your director ever try to draw our musical notation on a white or chalk board? Do things get messy or disorganized? If so, an extra-large magnetic teaching board is just what he or she needs.


If your band director is like most, he or she has a forceful personality that might require some extra warning – especially around marching season. Don’t let others get in the way of a band director on a mission. Get him or her this hat that alerts others in advance of impending bombast.

Who’s the leader of the band that’s made for you and me? If you are looking for a holiday gift idea–or even something fun to hang year round–consider this Mickey Mouse band director ornament. He or she will love this gift.


A great idea for a marching band director with a sense of humor, this shirt reads “what is the football team doing on the band field.” Students and teachers alike will get a kick (pardon the pun) out of it. Wear it to marching band rehearsals.


This creative t-shirt features the imperial army from Star Wars with trumpets, drums tubas and a Darth Vader band director in front. A must have for any Star Wars-loving band director or student.

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