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You won't want to miss Symposium 2015, March 6-8, 2015 at the Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites in Liverpool, NY. First VP Brian Doyle has assembled another great agenda of clinics, workshops, and concerts for your professional enrichment. See the Symposium link to the left for information, including program, hotel and conference registration forms.
Conducting Masterclass at Symposium 2015
NYSBDA is again sponsoring a conducting clinic as part of the Directors’ Reading Band on Sunday morning, March 8, 2015. Our guest clinician and Interview with a Legend subject, Eugene Migliaro Corporon has agreed to work with three conductors from our membership in master class format. Please follow the link for more information and application instructions. The deadline for applications is February 15.
NYSBDA Proposed Executive Board (2015-16)
The NYSBDA nominating committee has proposed a slate of board directors and officers for 2015-2016. Follow this link to view/download a list of the proposed slate and for information on submitting the names of candidates from the general membership. The election will take place at the Symposium in March.
Richard Saucedo: Clinic for Band Directors
On March 25, 7:00 - 9:00PM at West Seneca HS, NYSBDA will sponsor a free clinic for band directors featuring composer/conductor Richard Saucedo. Follow this link to view/download a flyer with more specific information.
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.
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 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.
2015 Commission Project
Commission chair, Matt Sisia is pleased to announce that the consortium commission project by world-renowned composer, Joel Puckett has now been closed. The Level III-IV piece will be premiered at the 2015 NYSBDA Symposium. NYSSMA thanks the following for participating in the Consortium:
D'Addario & Company, Inc., Corporate Sponsor
Baldwin High School, Kimberly Roof and Scott Dunn, Conductors
Brockport Central High School, Shawn Halquist, Conductor
The Crane School of Music, Brian Doyle, Conductor
Fredonia High School, Andrew Bennett, Conductor
Guilderland High School, Lori Hershenhart, Instructional Administrator
Houghton College, Justin Davis, Conductor, Gary Stith, Conductor Emeritus
Monroe-Woodbury Middle School, Ryan Walther, Conductor
Nazareth College, Jared Chase, Conductor
Oyster Bay High School, Matthew Sisia, Conductor