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A Bit About Northern Showstyle Band Coalition, Inc.

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​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