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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

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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

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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

Hempstead, NY

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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. 


1014 Gates Ave, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11221


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