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Band Stand – January 2018

The January 2018 issue is now available for viewing and download (membership only). This is our pre-Symposium issue and we thank our editor, Jeffrey Soper for all of his efforts in putting together the most up-to-date information about the upcoming Symposium. Please note that this issue is available for paid-up…

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Symposium 2018

Richard Floyd and Tim Lautzenheiser will highlight an all-star cast of exciting clinicians and ensembles at Symposium 2018, March 2-4. Melinda Smith, 1st VP has assembled a great lineup of concerts and sessions, including DIVA, Crane Faculty and Friends, Baldwin Wind Symphony, the Syosset/Southwoods 6th Grade Band  and much more.  Our honor band ensemble conductors […]

Region 3 Workshop – January 22, 2018

Region 3 will co-host a regional professional development conference on Monday, January 22nd from 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. This event, sponsored by NYSBDA, Broome County Music Educators Association and Broome-Tioga BOCES, will be hosted by Maine-Endwell Central School District Superintendent, Mr. Jason VanFossen. Please see…