NYSBDA

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.