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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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.

Call for Sessions and Ensembles: Symposium 2017!

1st V.P. Bradley Morrison is now accepting applications for clinics and performing ensembles for our 36th Annual Symposium, March 3-5, 2017 in Liverpool, NY. Please follow this link for instructions on making an application. Applications should besubmitted by August 5, 2016.


It's not too early to be thinking about the New York State Summer Music Conference. For a line-up of summer sessions and to register for the Reading and Directors' Bands, check out the link on the left for Summer Conference.

Band Stand thumbnail imageBand Stand - September 2015

Follow this link to view or download the brand new September issue of the Band Stand. Editor, Jeffrey Soper has produced the second interactive digital issue with active links to upcoming events, application forms, articles, and more. We hope you enjoythe issue. Thanks Jeffrey!

Photos of Symposium 2015

Follow the link for a slideshow of photo highlights from our recent Symposium.

Join or Renew NYSBDA Online

You may pay your membership dues through PayPal with your credit card even if you do not have a PayPal account. To take advantage of this service, click on the Join/Renew menu above and choose the "Join/Renew Online" option. Pay dues before October 15 and receive a $10 discount.

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 Corporate LogoD'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.