Welcome to the website of the New York Band Directors Association. NYSBDA is the premier educational organization for band directors in the state of NY. We hope you enjoy exploring the site and learning more about our organization, activities, and sponsored events.

New Web Site / PayPal Payments

A quick note to all NYSBDA members. The new website is now in place and the new PayPal dues payment system is active. Members can begin paying dues online. To do so, click the Join/Renew menu item above, and choose Join or Renew Online. From the Membership Options page, choose the appropriate category (Professional, Retired, […]

Symposium 2018: Call for Clinicians and Ensembles

The New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) is pleased to announce application procedures for participation in the 37th Annual Symposium, March 2-4, 2018 in Liverpool, New York. If you are interested in presenting your own clinic or having your group present a performance clinic, please follow the link below. Symposium 2018 Clinic/Ensemble Application

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NYS Summer Music Conference (NYSSMC)

We are once again glad to be returning to Albany for this year’s Summer Music Conference (August 13-15) and have many exciting clinics planned to get ready for the school year! NYSBDA is proud to host the keynote speaker for this year, Mr. Larry Livingston.  Larryis a distinguished conductor, educator, and administrator and highly respected […]

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NYSBDA is pleased to announce our next band commission project, to be completed in 2018 and featuring composer, Sean O'Loughlin. For complete information on how to become a part of this exciting venture, click here.