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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page. It is not too early to begin thinking about attending the 33rd Annual NYSBDA Symposium, March 7-9, 2014 in Liverpool,NY. First VP Brian Doyle is assembling a slate of clinics and concerts that is sure to be memorable. Hotel reservation and pre-registration forms are now available on the Symposium page.
NYSBDA is pleased to announce that we are now able to accept secure payments online using the PayPal interface. 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.
NYSBDA is now accepting nominations for our three prestigious awards, presented annually at the Symposium in March. If you would like to nominate a worthy candidate, please fill out a nomination form and return it by mail to the Executive Director no later than December 1, 2013.
Conductors for Symposium Masterclass
NYSBDA is again sponsoring a conducting clinic as part of the Directors’ Reading Band on Sunday morning March 9, 2014. Our guest clinician, and Interview with a Legend subject, Allan McMurray has agreed to work with three conductors from our membership in master class format. If you would like to apply to be one of the conductors or learn more, see the information/application materials.
September 2013 Bandstand
We are pleased to announce that the September 2013 issue of the Bandstand is now available for viewing or download. Click on the Bandstand link on the left for more information. Compliments of Geoff Magnani, Bandstand Editor.
NYSBDA @ the NYSSMA Winter Conference
Join us for two great NYSBDA-sponsored sessions at the NYSSMA Winter Conference, December 5-8, 2013 in Rochester, NY.The sessions will feature Dr. Chad West, Dr. James Mick, and GaryStith. For more information, select the NYSSMA Winter Conference link at the left.
Symposium 2012 Photo Highlights
Click here for a slideshow of photos highlights from the March 2012 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 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 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.