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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.


NYSBDA Proposed Executive Board (2015-16)

The NYSBDA nominating committee has proposed a slate of board directors and officers for 2015-2016. Follow this link to view/download a list of the proposed slate and for information on submitting the names of candidates from the general membership. The election will take place at the Symposium in March.


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.