Welcome to Northern Showstyle Band Coalition, Inc.
Building a Tradition of Excellence
A Bit About Northern Showstyle Band Coalition, Inc.
On September 29, 2021, Big Apple Leadership Academy for the Arts, Inc. (BALAA) created a subsidiary nonprofit organization named Northern Showstyle Band Coalition, Inc. (NSBC). NSBC was formed with the following purposes:
Normalize showstyle band culture in the north
Create opportunities for band director development and training
Provide a platform on which local organizations may support each other in developing and building our programs, including development, recruitment and retention support, and performance support
Create joint performance opportunities as a coalition
Create opportunities for HBCU marching band recruitment and audition support
Meet The Coalition
The Empire Marching Elite
Brooklyn, N Y
TEME is a traditional HBCU style marching band located in Brooklyn, NY. As a full marching band, TEME offers horns, percussion, majorette dance, and flag corps. Open to community members ages 5+, TEME offers an opportunity for persons of all abilities to learn or revisit and master their crafts.
Superior Sound Marchng Band
Brooklyn, N Y
Superior Sound Marching Band (SSMB) is a part of the instrumental music program at Dr. Susan S. McKinney High School located in Brooklyn, NY. Open to enrolled students in grades 6 through 12, SSMB offers instruction in marching band fundamentals, as well as local performance opportunities and college audition support.
Academy Charter Panthers
The Academy Marching Panthers is an extension of the swiftly expanding Instrumental Music Program in the High School. Serving scholars in grades 9-12, the Academy Marching Panthers offers dedicated training in Wind Instruments, Percussion Ensemble, and Dance instruction. We are committed to offering artistic-enhancing experiences to our world class, competitive scholars who learn today, lead tomorrow, and serve in the future.