You have been watching lots of video clips - now YOU can star in one!
SBA invites anyone who loves band to submit a 30 second video clip ... sharing why they love Band. The contest is open to band students, band parents, grandparents, community band musicians, band directors...if you love band you can contribute.
The clips will contibute to fun promotional videos that will help encourage new students to consider band in the fall.
The submission deadline is now past. Winners will be announced soon!
National Arts Centre Orchestra and MusicFest Canada Virtual Concert
The culmination of a collaboration between the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) and MusicFest Canada will occur at noon EST on Thursday, May 28, 2020, when "virtual performances" of the Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra and the Thomastik-Infeld Canadian String Orchestra will be featured as part of the NACO Lunch Break series on the NAC YouTube channel and the NACO Facebook page. performance will be conducted by Maestro Alexander Shelley, the NACO Orchestra Music Director. In preparation, all members of both ensembles participated in a series of lessons and a sectional rehearsal over the past month with members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO).
Mr. Greg McLean playing in Kenosee Lake Band Camp Faculty Ensemble
Mr. Greg McLean
The Saskatchewan Band Association wishes to extend our sincerest sympathies to the McLean family on their sad loss. On April 25, Greg passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. Greg was a dedicated champion of band and was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Band Association. His passion inspired Band Directors around the province and encouraged countless young musicians in Swift Current and at many SBA Band Camps, Honour Bands, Band Festivals etc.
Greg's family shared the following message "Greg's exceptional career and his passionate personality have had a lasting impact on his family, friends, colleagues, and students. His absence will be profound, but our memories of Greg will never be forgotten. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date. At that time, we look forward to you joining us in celebration of his life.
Marcia, Brendan, Kelsea and Alex, Taylor"
link to CBC interview with Brent Ghiglione
A beautiful composition to honour healthcare workers around the world. Music performed by 32 international trumpeters, including a number of Canadians (and Saskatchewan's Karen Donnelly and Al Muirhead).
Great music, wonderful musicians... all coming together while apart!
As of MAY 27, 2020
The Following Band Related Programs & Events have been
ABOUT THE SBA
Established in 1983, the Saskatchewan Band Association is a registered charity dedicated to the development and promotion of Band music throughout the province.
We are open to any individual, group or organization interested in furthering the development of bands in Saskatchewan.
The Association represents community bands, school bands, the Saskatchewan Pipe Band Association, band directors, music educators, band parent associations, students, and education institutions.
Membership in the Saskatchewan Band Association demonstrates your support of band and the value it add to the cultural fabric of our communities. Together we present a strong, collective voice, both provincially and nationally, on issues affecting Saskatchewan bands and the Saskatchewan community .
Show your support for band, consider becoming an SBA Member today. For more information:
Our Programs & Services
We are proud of the many programs and services we offer and add to the list regularly. Here are a few programs you may want to learn more about:
Summer Band Camps - we offer week-long day camps as well as one residential camp, staffed by professional educators & expert musicians.
SBA Member Funding - we provide support to community bands, special projects and band festivals.
Honour Bands - Junior & Intermediate Honour Bands provide an enrichment experience for accomplished young musicians .
Concerts & Other Band News - consider us your one stop shop for band events.