September 2017

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President's Message

Dear Delegates and Friends,                             September 2017

Annual Convention 16/17 September 2017

Just a friendly reminder for our 2017 Annual Convention. Patty Davern from our host verein, the German Chorus of Binghamton, distributed pertinent information to us at the April BMC Meeting; but just in case you misplaced it:

DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Binghamton
225 Water St, Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone (607) 722-7575

Please make your reservations as soon as possible and ask for the group rate negotiated by Patty.

Room Rate $98.00 + 13.75% tax-
Delegates should have the 5013c tax form to save on the sales tax.
The badge price is $60.00

Send your badge information and reservations to Patty ASAP at 607 775-4787.

Hildegard Edling, President of the Kingston Maennerchor and Damenchor, our 2018 Saengerfest Host, will present more details of our June celebration. Please remember to bring the songs/music your chorus wishes to perform in the Mass Chorus Concert.

Another important aspect of the Annual Meeting will be the update of our constitution to include our 2-day, non-competitive, saengerfest format. Thank you to all who helped review and comment on this important NYSSB guiding document.

I hope you are enjoying your summer activities and am looking forward to being with you all again in Binghamton.

2017 NYSSB Annual Convention
Hosted by the
German Club of Binghamton
16 & 17 September 2017

38th NYSSB Sängerfest
Hosted by the
Kingston Maennerchor and Damenchor
150th Anniversary
9 & 10 June 2018

Mit freundlichen Saengergruessen, Freundschaft, und Kameradschaft,
verbleiben ich Euer Saengerbruder und Freund,

Hermann Alfons Koelmel


Member Vereine
New York State Sängerbund

German American Club of Albany
32 Cherry Street, Albany, N.Y. 12205 (518) 482-5845

German Club of Binghamton
218 Loughlin Rd., Binghamton, NY 13904 (607) 775-5265 Friday night only

Buffalo Schwaben Chor
231 East Treehaven Road Cheektowaga, NY 14215-1410 (716) 832-9707

Concordia Singing Society
West Fulton Street, P.O. Box 1386, Gloversville, NY 12078 (518) 725-4813

Kingston Männerchor & Damenchor
37 Greenkill Avenue Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-3763

Germania Singing Society of Poughkeepsie
37 Old Degarmo Road Poughkeepsie NY 12603-2062 - (845) 471-0609

Liederverein Syracuse
424 Douglas Street Syracuse, NY 13203-1617 (315) 471-1816

German American Society of Central New York
c/o Klaus Raith 108 Roosevelt Road, Cleveland, NY 13042

Troy Männerchor & Damen Verein
309 Third Ave Troy NY 12182-3301 (518) 237-5008

Utica Männerchor
5535 Flanagan Road - PO Box 441 Marcy, NY 13403-0441 (315) 735-5882



Officers & Chairpersons
New York State Sängerbund


Hermann Koelmel

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1st Vice President

Helga Nowak-Razey

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2nd Vice President

Monika Braun

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Patty Davern

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George Kramer

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Financial Secretary

Carol Lawless

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Debbie Thomas

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Bundes Music Committee

Gail Miller

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Bundes Music Committee
Vice Chairperson

Susan Schneider

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Bundes Music Committee

Elizabeth Calabrese

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Honorary President

Werner Franz

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Key Dates
New York State Sängerbund


Bundes Music Committee Meeting
Hosted by the Utica Männerchor

Sunday 30 April 2017

For more information about what's happening in Utica click on their flag.
Go to the Utica Männerchor Web Site.


Annual Convention
16/17 September 2017
Hosted by the
German Chorus of Binghamton



WEB Links

Links to Member Vereine Home Pages:

German American Club of Albany
German Club of Binghamton
Buffalo Schwaben Chor
Concordia Singing Society
Kingston Männerchor & Damenchor
Germania Singing Society Poughkeepsie
Liederverein Syracuse
Troy Männerchor & Damen Verein
Utica Männerchor



E-Mail Addresses
Send E-Mail Directly To:

Braun, Monika : Buffalo Schwaben Choir
Betzwieser, Eleanor : Troy Damenverein
Calabrese, George & Liz: Germania Singers Poughkeepsie
Cole, Karl & Erica: Buffalo Schwaben Choir
Daly, Jim: Utica Männerchor
Davern, Patricia : NYSSB Secretary & Financial Secretary, German Club of Binghampton
Edling, Hildegard: President Kingston Männerchor & Damenchor
Engelhardt, Ulrike: Germania Singers Poughkeepsie
Eschbach, Kurt: President, German Club of Binghampton
Franz, Werner: NYSSB Honorary President, Utica Männerchor
Kasprsak, Christel : Buffalo Schwaben Choir
Kemmerer, Patricia: Germania Singers Poughkeepsie
Koelmel, Hermann: NYSSB President, Kingston Männerchor & Damenchor
Koelmel, Lina: Kingston Männerchor & Damenchor, Germania Singers Poughkeepsie
Kramer, George: NYSSB Treasurer, Liederverein Syracusee
Lawless, Carol: NYSSB Financial Secretary, Utica Männerchor
Messing, Randy : German Club of Binghampton
Miller, Gail: NYSSB Bundes Music Committee Chairperson, Utica Männerchor
Nowak-Razey, Helga: NYSSB BMC Secretary, & President Germania Singers Poughkeepsie
Pohlmann, Walter: Troy Männerchor
Reedy, Jim: German-American Club of Albany and Troy Germania
Schneider, Susan: NYSSB BMC Vice Chairperson, & Pianist Buffalo Schwaben Choir
Schwenzfeier, Leo & Judy: NYSSB 1st Vice President, & Utica Männerchor
Smith, Karen: Concordia Singing Society Gloversville
Debbie Thomas: NYSSB Archivist/Librarian, Liederverein Syracuse
Vest, Helga : German Club of Binghampton



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