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NYSBDA
The New York Stage Band Directors Association is is the premier educational organization for band directors in the state of NY. Each year, the association holds a Symposium in Liverpool,  NY for Band Teachers and students who are accepted into the Middle School Honors Band, High School Honors Band, and Jazz Band.  Students are accepted into the bands based on their NYSSMA scores from the previous school year. 
Applications are filled out with help of your band teacher and are due in the fall.  

The 2020 Symposium will take place on March 6-8.  Here is the schedule of events for the High School Honors Band.
Friday, March 6
10:30 am – 11:30 am - Percussion Sectional, Ballroom West/Center 
11:30 am – 12:45 pm - Registration/Lunch, Ballroom East
12:45 pm – 3:30 pm - Rehearsal and Seating Auditions (Sectionals) 
1:30 pm- 2:30 pm - Woodwind Auditions 
2:30 pm- 3:30 pm - Brass Auditions 
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm - Break/Room Check In 
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm - Rehearsal 
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm - Dinner, Ballroom East 
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm - Rehearsal 
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm - Attend Evening Concert, Convention Center B,C,D 
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm - Ice Cream Social, Ballroom East 
11:00 pm - Room Checks and Lights Out 

Saturday, March 7 
7:00 am – 8:00 am - Breakfast, Ballroom East 
8:00 am – 9:00 am - Leadership Session with Ron Sutherland 
9:00 am – 11:30 am - Rehearsal 
11:30 am – 12:30 am - Lunch, Ballroom East 
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm - Rehearsal 
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm - Dinner, Ballroom East 
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm - Rehearsal 
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm - Attend Evening Concert, Convention Center B, C, D 
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm - Supervised Free Time 
11:00 pm - Room Checks and Lights Out 

Sunday, March 8 
7:00 am – 8:00 am - Breakfast, Ballroom East 
8:15 am – 9:30 am - Dress Rehearsal, Convention Center B,C,D 
10:00 am – 11:30 am - Dress for Concert and Check Out 
11:30 am – 12:00 pm - Warm-up for concert, Ballroom West/Center 
12:00 pm Concert– Honor Jazz Band/Honor Concert Band, Convention Center B,C,D 
2:00 pm - Congratulations and have a safe trip home.
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