NYSBDA has been working to create an online Honor Band application for some time.  In consideration of the cancelled 2020 NYSSMA festivals, a committee of the Board has revamped the original application.

Each honor band will have two (2) applications to submit. The “Teacher Participation Form” must be completed prior to submitting the “Student Recommendation Form.” Only one Teacher Participation Form is necessary per school. If you teach in multiple schools, and intend to submit an application from each, please complete as many Teacher forms as necessary.  If a student is applying on more than one instrument (e.g. Piccolo and Flute), please complete a Student form for each instrument

The applications will be scored based on multiple indicators (e.g. prior select/honor band participation, intended 2020 NYSSMA level, school experiences, teacher recommendation).  As always, students will be selected by a committee in the Fall.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to the respective honor band chair.
Middle School Honor Band
Omar Williams

High School Honor Band
Jason Rottkamp & Brad Hartman

High School Honor Jazz Ensemble
Austin Day


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