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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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.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 2017

We are beginning to field some inquiries about the March 2017 Symposium, March 3-5. 1st V.P. Bradley Morrison is hard at work planning our next exciting event. As we receive information, it will be posted on the Symposium Menu page.

Band Stand - September 2016 (NEW!)

Band Stand thumbnail imageFollow this link to view or download the brand new September issue of the Band Stand. Editor Jeffrey Soper has produced another fantastic interactive digital issue with active links to upcoming events, application forms, articles, and more. We hope you enjoy the issue. Thanks Jeffrey!


NYSBDA will co-sponsor two sessions at the NYSSMA Winter Conferenc, Dec. 1-4 in Rochester, NY. Presenters for the sessions are Erin and James Tapia and Micah Sprague. For session descriptions, biosof the presenters, times, and locations, please click here.

Photo of Sean O'LaughlinCommission 2018

NYSBDA is pleased to announce our next band commission featuring composer, Sean O'Loughlin. For complete information and to become a part of this exciting venture, please follow this link. To go directly to the application form, CLICK HERE.




Photo Highlights of Symposium 2016!

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


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. Pay dues before October 15 and receive a $10 discount.

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.