The NYSBDA Middle and High School Honor Bands will rehearse and perform in person at the annual NYSBDA Symposium in Syracuse, NY. The dates for the 2023 Symposium are March 3-5. 

The Honor Band student nomination process will be completely online. Teachers who did not complete a Teacher Participation Form last year should click the corresponding link below to register your school district before completing the Student Nomination form. 

The deadline to submit forms and materials is 10/7/22.

Participation fee $300 for High School and $215 for Middle School (covers fees, lodging, meals, and digital concert recording)
Andrew Boysen Jr. in a dress suit sitting on a chair
Andrew Boysen, Jr.

Dr. Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin in a black shirt hand under their chin
Dr. Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin
Clay Jankins in a black shirt holding a trumpet
Clay Jenkins
The 2023 NYSBDA Honor Bands application process will be completely online. The student application forms are now available. Applications may be submitted, if you have already completed the Teacher Participation Form. If you have not done so already, please submit and email the respective Honor Band Chairperson so your school information can be added to the student application form.

Teacher Participation Forms
Middle School
Contact: Omar Williams,

High School
Band Contact: Jason Rottkamp,
Brad Hartmann, bradley.s.hartman@gmail.comJazz Contact: Austin Day

Student Application Forms Middle School
Student Application Forms for High School (Band and Jazz)