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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.

NYS Summer Music Conference 2017

We are once again glad to be returning to Albany for this year’s Summer Music Conference (August 13-15) and have many exciting clinics planned to get ready for the school year!

NYSBDA is proud to host the keynote speaker for this year, Mr. Larry Livingston.  Larryis a distinguished conductor, educator, and administrator and highly respected motivational speaker from USC.

Dr. Jeffrey Traster will be directing the Director’s Band.  Dr. Traster is Music Professor Emeritus at The University of Tampa where he served as Director of Bands and Music Education for nineteen years. For more information, click on the NYSSMC link in the left menu.


Symposium 2018: Call for Clinicians and Performing Ensembles (NEW!)

The New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) is pleased to announce application
procedures for participation in the 37th Annual Symposium, March 2-4, 2018 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.

Band Stand - January 2017

Band Stand thumbnail imageFollow this link to view or download the brand new Symposium issue of the Band Stand. Editor Jeffrey Soper has produced another fantastic interactive digital issue with active links to upcoming events, application forms, articles, and more. We hope you enjoy the issue. Thanks Jeffrey!


Photo of Sean O'LaughlinCommission 2018

NYSBDA is pleased to announce our next band commission featuring composer, Sean O'Loughlin. For complete information and to become a part of this exciting venture, please follow this link. To go directly to the application form, CLICK HERE.




Photo Highlights of Symposium 2016!

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.