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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.

Call for Clinicians and Ensembles: Symposium 2015

It's not too early to start thinking about Symposium 2015, March 6-8, 2015. If you are interested in presenting a clinic or performing with your school ensemble, follow the link for instructions on how to apply. Application materials should be sent to Brian Doyle by July 19, 2014.

Deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, August 8.

Band Stand EditorPhoto of Jeffrey Soper

We would like to express our sincere thanks to Geoff Magnani for his years of service as Band Stand Editor. Regretfully, Geoff recently stepped down from his position as his family is leaving NY to take up residence in Florida. We are happy to announce that another Jeff will takeover as editor beginning with the September issue. We are pleased to welcome Jeffrey Soper from the Malone C.S. district as new editor for The Band Stand.

Click here to read/download the June 2014 issue of the Band Stand


The 2014 New York State Summer Music Conference will be hosted at the Hilton Albany August 10-12.Our new 3rd VP, Melinda Speidel has conjured up a terrific array of clinicians, sessions,reading sessions, and performances. We hope you will plan on attending! For a complete schedule of sessions, descriptions, and clinician bios, follow this link.



Join or Renew NYSBDA Online

Save $10.00 on 2014-15 Active Membership through October 15, 2014!

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 world-renowned composer, Joel Puckett has been commissioned to compose a Level III-IV piece that will be premiered at the 2015 NYSBDA Symposium. For information on how to be a part of this exciting venture, click here.