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President's Message

Dear Delegates and Friends,                             November 2017

2017 Constitution and By Laws

This latest version is back from the printer and will be mailed out shortly. It is already available online in the Mitglied Protected area above.

Herzlichen Dank to all our choruses' in our efforts to update our Constitution and By-Laws to document our current 2-Day Saengerfest process. After a year of development and review, it was ratified by the delegates attending the General Business Meeting at our Annual Convention in Binghamton, New York on 17 September 2017.

This is a living document that reflects and defines the current state of the New York State Saengerbund. It has been amended, revised, and modified many times over our 120 year history of German choral singing throughout the state. The constitution contains the fundamental principles which govern our operation. The bylaws establish the specific rules of guidance by which we function.

I gratefully acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and support from all our delegates and thank the Constitution Committee, chaired by 1st Vice President Helga Nowak-Razey, for their thorough review and recommendations.

Vielen Dank for your continued support, and collaboration. I wish you all a pleasant Thanksgiving, a Blessed Christmas, and a fruitful New Year!

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

Buffalo Schwaben Chor
231 East Treehaven Road Cheektowaga, NY 14215 (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 Singers 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
c/o 32 Cherry Street, Albany, N.Y. 12205 (518) 482-5845

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



Officers & Chairpersons
New York State Sängerbund

Send an Email to Hermann Koelmel Send an Email to Helga Nowak-Razey Send an Email to Monika Braun
Hermann Koelmel
1st Vice President
Helga Nowak-Razey
2nd Vice President
Monika Braun

Send an  Email to Patty Davern Send Email to George Kramer

Send Email to Carol Lawless

Send an Email to Debbie Thomas

Patty Davern
George Kramer
Financial Secretary
Carol Lawless
Debbie Thomas

Send an Email to Gail Miller Send an Email to Susan Schneider Send an Email to Elizabeth Calabrese Send an Email to Werner Franz
Gail Miller
Vice Chairperson
Susan Schneider
Elizabeth Calabrese
Werner Franz



Key Dates
New York State Sängerbund


Bundes Music Committee Meeting
Hosted by the Utica Männerchor

Sunday 29 April 2018

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




E-Mail Addresses
Send E-Mail Directly To:

Braun, Monika : NYSSB 2nd Vice President, Buffalo Schwaben Choir
Betzwieser, Eleanor : Troy Damenverein
Calabrese, George : Director Germania Singers Poughkeepsie
Calabrese, Liz: NYSSB Bundes Music Committee Secretar, Germania Singers Poughkeepsie
Cole, Karl & Erica: Buffalo Schwaben Choir
Daly, Jim: Utica Männerchor
Davern, Patricia : NYSSB Secretary - Financial Secretary German Club of Binghampton
Jeff Davis Vice President Kingston Männerchor & Damenchor
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, Linda: Kingston Männerchor & Damenchor, Germania Singers Poughkeepsie
Kramer, George: NYSSB Treasurer, Liederverein Syracusee
Lawless, Carol: NYSSB Financial Secretary, Utica Männerchor
Miller, Gail: NYSSB Bundes Music Committee Chairperson, President Utica Männerchor
Nowak-Razey, Helga: NYSSB 1st Vice President, 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: Utica Männerchor
Smith, Karen: Concordia Singing Society Gloversville
Snyder. Bill : German Club of Binghampton
Thomas, Debbie: NYSSB Archivist/Librarian, Liederverein Syracuse
Vest, Helga : German Club of Binghampton



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