Welcome back to the 2013-2014 school year! Good luck in all your instrumental endeavors! The South Dakota Bandmasters Association is organized exclusively for charitable, cultural, literary and education purposes. These include: (1) promoting mutual cooperation, friendship and fellowship among the band directors of the state (2) cooperating with and aiding other music associations (3) improving [...]
YOUNG BAND DIRECTORS: YOU ARE INVITED TO THE SDBA SUMMER SYMPOSIUM Where: CHAMBERLAIN HIGH SCHOOL BANDROOM When: AUGUST 10 - 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Cost: FREE Schedule: 10:00 Dave Haugen - Seven Steps to a Better Elementary Band (Along with some 7/8th, jazz, marching, pep and HS selections ) Dave has excellent literature lists [...]
The Sioux Empire Spectacular will be held on July 9th in Sioux Falls and includes a clinic with Carolina Crown (Drum Corps International World Champion Runner-Up from this last summer). This clinic is a "side by side" clinic which means your students can march and play/spin with Carolina Crown! Our show and clinic will be [...]
Liverpool Legends, Beatles Tribute Band consists of four talented musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison – sister of the late George Harrison of the The Beatles. Louise’s involvement with Liverpool Legends makes them the only band in the world with a close, direct biological link to the original Fab Four. Headlining their [...]
The audition material is now live for the 2013 SD All State Jazz Band. You can find this information by going to www.sdasjb.org Everything should be fairly straight forward but please take the time to read the audition material page. Couple of notes for you all: All documents are in PDF….email me if you have [...]
Congratulations to the Northern State University Marching Wolves for their selection to the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC on January 21. This is the second appearance of the band, as they were also selected for the 2005 event. The band is under the direction of Dr. Boyd Perkins, Dr. Terry Beckler, Jessica Perkins [...]
Here is a video of the Kimball Kiotes Marching Band performing in the 2012 McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago!
Here is a video of Lincoln HS band members clearing snow off the marching field after our recent snowfall. LHS band members are busy preparing for a trip to the 2013 Rose Parade!
The following bands will be performing during the 2013 South Dakota Music In-Service: Menno High School Band, Gwen Wenisch, director Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, Michael Hench, director Madison Middle School Band, Luke Sursely, director Lincoln High School Symphonic Band, Bob Carlson, director Northern State University Symphonic Band, Boyd Perkins, director South Dakota State University [...]
2013 marks the 85th anniversary of Sousa's Golden Jubilee tour with performances in Aberdeen, Brookings, and Sioux Falls. Keith Brion occupies a most unique niche in the music world with his interpretation of the persona of John Philip Sousa in the 1920s. Brion leads his New Sousa Band in re-creations of Sousa band concerts of [...]