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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.

Symposium 2017 (NEW!)

The 2017 Symposium, March 3-5 is just around the corner. 1st V.P. Bradley Morrison has assembled an event you don't want to miss!! This year's Keynote Speaker and "legend" is Ray E. Cramer. Featured ensembles include the Eastman Community School Jazz Educators Ensemble, Bones East, Westchester Symphonic Winds, Williamsville South Wind Ensemble, Oyster Bay HS Wind Ensemble and much more. Our honor band ensemble conductors this year are: Evan Feldman, HS Honor Band; Shelley Jagow, MS Honor Band; and Mike Dubaniewicz, HS Honor Jazz Band. For the most up-to-the-minute details and bios and pictures of all the clinicians, navigate to the Symposium Menu Page.

Call for Conducting Clinic Participants (NEW!)

We are seeking volunteers for Ray Cramer's conducting clinic at Symposium 2017. If you are interested in participating, please click here to navigate to the clinic information and application form.

Band Stand - January 2017 (NEW!)

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.