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 If you should come across any inaccuracies, outdated materials, or omissions, please contact the Web Editor using the address at the bottom of this page.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

August 14, 2016: 9:00am
NYSSMC: Hilton Hotel, Albany, NY

Call for Sessions and Ensembles: Symposium 2017!

1st V.P. Bradley Morrison is now accepting applications for clinics and performing ensembles for our 36th Annual Symposium, March 3-5, 2017 in Liverpool, NY. Please follow this link for instructions on making an application. Applications should besubmitted by August 5, 2016.


The New York State Summer Mussic Conference is scheduled for August 14-16, Albany Hilton Hotel, Lodge St., Albany NY. Click on the Summer Conference Link for complete information.


New Band Stand - June 2016

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

Photo Highlights of Symposium 2016!

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

Upcoming Regional Workshops

Region 1: Thursday, October 13 @ Grand Island H.S. Follow this link for preliminary information. More to follow in September.

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.