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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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.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 2014!

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who contributed in making Symposium 2014 a huge success. It takes a lot of dedicated people working together to make the Symposium a first class event every year. We especially thank Brian Doyle for assembling a wonderful program, David Wilber for all his work coordinating the hotels and equipment, and the Honor Band Chair-people for assembling three marvelous bands. We are grateful toall of the conductors and clinicians for contributing their expertise and time, and thanks to all the attendees and students for giving us reason to do what we do.

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Symposium 2012 Photo Highlights

Click here for a slideshow of photos highlights from the March 2012 Symposium.

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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.