July 1 Update on 2020 New York State Field Band Conference Season

Our directors have continued to closely monitor the Covid-19 pandemic statewide and we remain hopeful that we can provide our students with an opportunity to perform this fall. We are also engaged in dialogue with neighboring state marching band circuits, who are experiencing similar circumstances.

While we had intended to make a final determination on the 2020 season by July 1st, it has become apparent that the best course of action is to wait for guidance from Governor Cuomo’s plan for reopening schools before making a final decision on our season. We continue to weigh all options and scenarios.  Our goal is to offer each individual band the flexibility to make choices that are in the best interests of their program and community. Our number one concern will continue to be the health and safety of performers, instructors, judges and spectators.

We thank you for your continued support of the New York State Field Band conference. We look forward to celebrating the incredible strength and creativity of our marching band performers as soon as possible.
Best wishes, good health, and congratulations to our graduating seniors as they embark on the next part of their journey!

Sincerely, Casey Vanderstouw, New York State Field Band Conference President
New York State Field Band Conference Executive Board