Welcome to the website of the New York Band Directors Association. We hope you enjoy exploring the site and that you are able to find any information you might be looking for. If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.
2014 NYSBDA/ECMEA Western NY Symposium
The third Western NY Band Directors Symposium will be offered byNYSBDA in collaboration with the Erie County Music Educators Association and graciously hosted by the Frontier Central Schools on Thursday, October 16 .Clinicians and performers, among others, will include: Professor John Whitwell, Direcotor of Bands Emeritus of Michigan SU, the Frontier High School Wind Ensemble, Rochester area flute teacher, Debbie Sinacore, horn teacher, Tim Schwartz, trumpet teacher, Richard Goss, Buffalo State Professor, Dr. Mark Filsinger, Jazz and instrument repair master, Joe Clouse. Follow this link for a complete description, schedule, and registration form.
Call for Clinicians and Ensembles: Symposium 2015
It's not too early to start thinking about Symposium 2015, March 6-8, 2015. If you are interested in presenting a clinic or performing with your school ensemble, follow the link for instructions on how to apply. Application materials should be sent to Brian Doyle by July 19, 2014.
Band Stand: September 2014 Issue
We are pleased to welcome Jeffrey Soper, Malone CSD to the Executive Board of NYSBDA as our new Band Stand Editor!
Click here to read or download the September 2014 issue. Thank you Jeffrey.
The 2014 New York State Summer Music Conference will be hosted at the Hilton Albany August 10-12.Our new 3rd VP, Melinda Speidel has conjured up a terrific array of clinicians, sessions,reading sessions, and performances. We hope you will plan on attending! For a complete schedule of sessions, descriptions, and clinician bios, follow this link.
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Music & Arts and Yamaha were pleased to co- sponsor Denis Diblasio's appearance at the 2014 Symposium.
Artist Pianos, Albany-Syracuse
NYSBDA Piano Sponsor. "Buy a piano, be a NYSBDA Sponsor." Click here for more information.
D'Addario Corporate Sponsorship
D'Addario Corporation (Rico, Pro Mark, and Evans) has made a significant contribution to NYSBDA which will be used to jump start our next commissioning project, support our Symposium clinicians, and underwrite the cost of our Regional Workshops. We are very grateful to D'Addario for their support.
2015 Commission Project
Commission chair, Matt Sisia is pleased to announce that world-renowned composer, Joel Puckett has been commissioned to compose a Level III-IV piece that will be premiered at the 2015 NYSBDA Symposium. For information on how to be a part of this exciting venture, click here.