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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.

Image of Staybridge SuitesSymposium 2015

It's not too early to start thinking about Symposium 2015, March 6-8, 2015 at the Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites in Liverpool, NY . First VP Brian Doyle is assembling 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.

Band Stand: September 2014 Issue

Click here to read or download the September 2014 issue. Thanks to Jeffrey Soper, Bandstand editor.

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.

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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 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