Are you an instrumentalist who wants to join a fun, stress-free, community-based band?
Are you a student who wants to keep up your "chops" over the summer?
Are you a vocalist who is looking for a short-term, non-liturgical opportunity to sing with others?
Are you looking for a way to connect with others in your community through music?
Not sure about auditions, but want to share your musical talent?
Look no further! Join us for our summer 2023 concert season starting in June. Check out our schedule page for more details. We hope to see you this summer!
Would you like to join our band and/or chorus this summer?
Our pre-registration form is now closed. If you would like to join us, please register at the first rehearsal of the ensemble(s) you wish to join. There is a space for you!
See you soon!
To everyone who made this Summer 2020 season happen,
This was an unusual season and you made it work!
Our professional presenters: Corey Earle & Dr. Mark Fonder
Our music directors: Robbie Oldroyd & Jen Rafferty
DAIB&C Board of Directors and
Our fabulous participants!
Thank you for your support this season!
Our Annual Membership Meeting was
on Wednesday, Sept. 7th, 2022 at 6:30pm
at Hopshire Farm & Brewery in Freeville
If you would like to attend our next board meeting, please email us for more information.
DAIB&C's 2021 Summer Music Season for band and chorus has come to a close. Thank you to all who attended, and a special thank you to our guest presenters!
If you have participated in chorus or band this summer, please take some time to fill out our participant feedback survey. We value your thoughts & ideas regarding your experience as a DAIB&C participant this summer. Thank you for joining us!
The featured presenters for the online band experiences are below.
Chorus Director: Jen Rafferty
Jen is currently the Chair of the Cortland Music Department in Cortland, NY and teaches middle school choir, general music and high school modern band. In her tenure at Cortland she has been recognized for her passion and excellence in teaching, receiving the regional Apple for the Teacher Award and the Cortland Peer Recognition Award. Her commitment to education has taken her to a national platform working with other teachers and music departments to share best practices in the classroom and department organization.
As a strong advocate for school music, she is very involved in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) serving as the Co-chair of the Secondary Classroom Committee, President of Cortland County Music Teachers Association, vocal adjudicator and participates in the vocal solo manual committee. You can find her publications in NYSSMA’s School Music News and the New York State Middle School Association (NYSMSA) publication, In Transition. She also contributes to the Alfred Music blog, writing about practical ideas for the classroom and rehearsal. Her book A Place in the Staff: Finding Your Way as a Music Teacher is now available on Amazon. Learn more about Jen at jenraffery.com!
Concerts at Dryden High School Auditorium:
Fri, Aug. 5th at 7:30pm
Sun, Aug. 7th at 3pm
Refreshments provided after each concert.
Donations gratefully accepted!
Chorus - Mondays 7-9pm:
June 27, July 5 (Tues.), 11, 18, 25, & Aug. 1
Band - Wednesdays 7-9pm:
June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, & Aug. 3
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