Debbie Laferty Asbill joined Music for All – then known as Bands of America – in 1985. As Director of 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."