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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.

Band Stand thumbnail imageBand Stand - June Issue

Follow this link to view or download the new June issue of the Band Stand. Jeffrey Soper has done a superb job in producing our first interactive digital issue with active links to upcoming events, application forms, articles, and more. We hope you enjoythis issue in an exciting new format. Thanks Jeffrey!

Call for Symposium Clinicians and Ensembles

The New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) is pleased to announce application procedures for participation in the 35th Annual Symposium, March 4-6, 2016 in Liverpool, New York.  If you are interested in presenting your own clinic or having your group present a performance clinic, please follow these application procedures.

Photos of Symposium 2015

Follow the link for a slideshow of photo highlights from our recent Symposium.


Our next event will be at the New York State Summer Music Conference at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Albany, August 9-11. It's not to earlyto start planning to attend. NYSBDA 3rd VP Melinda Speidel has rounded up an eclectic series of clinics and events including the NYSBDA Directors Band conducted by Peter Boonshaft. For a preview of events, information on registration, and the Directors Band, click on Summer Conference.

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 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.