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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.

Honor Band Applications Deadline

NYSBDA Members! Honor Band Applications are due by October 1st, and that date is rapidly approaching. We don't want you or your students to miss out on this incredible opportunity!! Follow the link below to print the application. Please share it with your colleagues and friends who may not be connected to us through Facebook. Nominate your students now!

Photo of Michael KaufmanRegion 1: NYSBDA-ECMEA Regional Workshop

The fifth annual NYSBDA Region 1 Workshop to be held on Thursday, October 15th at Orchard Park High School.The Orchard Park High School Bands under the direction of Mr. Donald Carducci and Mrs. Cheri Pritchard will provide the clinic bands for our featured guest clinician, Mr. Michael Kaufman.  Mr. Kaufman is a retired faculty member at the Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan. Follow this link for complete information.

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!

Call for Symposium Clinicians and Ensembles

The New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) is pleased to announce application procedures for participation in the 35th Annual Symposium, March 4-6, 2016 in Liverpool, New York.  If you are interested in presenting your own clinic or having your group present a performance clinic, please follow these application procedures.

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.