Bannister, Susan - First woman conductor of the Wind Ensemble at Western Washington University.
Butler, Helen May - First Woman to direct an all female professional band. Helen May Butler and her Greatest American Ladies Concert Band.
Davis, Heather - Capt. Heather Davis, CD - First Woman director in the Canadian Military.
Hawley, Kay - First Woman Phi Beta Mu in Minnesota.
Wright, Gladys - First Woman member of the American Bandmasters Association; First woman inducted into the National Band Association Hall of Fame; Founder and first president of Women Band Directors National Association (now Women Band Directors International);