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Welcome

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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.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

Rochester Riverside Convention CenterNYSBDA @ NYSSMA (Winter Conference)

NYSBDA and NYSSMA will co-sponsor two sessions at the NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester. The two sessions will be presented by Mike Titlebaum, Keith Kaiser, and James Mick, all professors from Ithaca College. Click on the NYSSMA Winter Conference in the left menu for more information.

Symposium 2015

It's not too early to start thinking about Symposium 2015, March 6-8, 2015 at the Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites in Liverpool, NY . First VP Brian Doyle is assembling another great agenda of clinics, workshops, and concerts for your professional enrichment. See the Symposium link to the left for information as it becomes available, including hotel and conference registration forms.

Band Stand: September 2014 Issue

Click here to read or download the September 2014 issue. Thanks to Jeffrey Soper, Bandstand editor.

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.

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Music & Arts and Yamaha Corporate Sponorship

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 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.

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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.