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Thank you for visiting the SBA Website! 

To help during COVID-19 we have reorganized our main page to ensure important, time sensitive information is at the top.  In the interest of public safety, the SBA office is currently closed, but our staff team is working virtually and we will do our best to keep the great Saskatchewan Band community connected during these challenging times.

If you need to reach us or wish to be added to our eNews and other special information messaging please email Sandra at info@saskband.org or by phone at (306) 993-9729 or on our mobile (306)551- BAND (2263).

Donations Welcome

As a registered charity, SBA relies on the support of volunteers and donors to help support our work.

Thank you for considering making a donation, every contribution is appreciated.  

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Or mail in your donation at any time.  Thank you for supporting Band!

Breaking News

3rd Report from Performing Arts Aerosol Study Released

The international coalition is pleased to be release the Performing Arts Aerosol Study's 3rd Report at 1pm on Friday November 13th.

New information being shared includes:

      • The latest written report (available as of November 13th)
                    • A one-page summary
                    • Aerosol Production and Mitigation Effects
                    • Efficacy of Bell Covers and Masks
                    • Keyhole Expellation of Aerosol
                    • Refined APS Data Sheets
                    • CFD Modeling of Small Ensemble Singers and Clarinets

To Access ALL of the newly released information, visit the Study's main page here:  Performing Arts Aerosol Study

Virtual Holiday Band Concert

Calling All Musicians!

Join a province-wide Virtual Holiday Band Concert.

Everyone LOVES the Holiday Season of Band Concerts - but right now getting together to practice or perform is extra challenging.

Don’t miss out - simply join in this fun, province wide opportunity to be part of something BIG.

For more information & to listen to the music selections or to register visit: Virtual Concert Page

Nov. 24th - Special Guests

Catherine Wood, Arlysse Quiring,

Gerard Weber and Tara Semple

Upcoming Tune Up Tuesday Session

This upcoming Tuesday November 24th at 4pm we have special guests Catherine Wood, Arlysse Quiring, Gerard Weber and Tara Semple.

Presenter Info

Our Special Guest is Dr. Catherine Wood from the University of Brandon. In addition to her work at the university, Dr. Wood is an avid chamber musician, a sought-after clinician & adjudicator and is currently the Continental Chair of North America for the International Clarinet Association. 

Joining Dr. Wood are 3 other fantastic woodwind clinicians: Arlysse Quiring (Bassoon), Gerard Weber (Saxophone) and Tara Semple (Flute).

The Master Classes are open to ALL ages and developmental levels. 

Topic - Woodwind Master Classes

All Tune Up Tuesdays... and the Master Classes ... are FREE

To be provided the link for this and future Tune-up Tuesdays and Master Classes click below.

Make sure to Sign Up Here to be sent a zoom link so you can access and join this free webinar. 

SBA Tune Up Tuesday Master Classes Sign Up

Join us for our FREE Tune Up Tuesday Master Class sessions.  Open to ALL Band students & musicians...even if you are not currently in a class or practicing.

We are offering Master Class sets via Zoom Breakout rooms ONCE each month:  

October 27 - Brass Master Classes

November 24 - Woodwind Master Classes

December 8 - Percussion Master Classes

Signing up will simply tell us you are interested and which instrument you play - so we can quickly move you into the correct Breakout Room when you arrive.

More info on the next session below and you can sign up for your preferred Master Class HERE

Return To Band Programming - Guidelines & Resources

The SBA hosted a presentation by Dr. Mark Spede - Co-chair of the International Performing Arts Aerosol Study.  Dr. Spede presented the most up to date preliminary results of the research and recommendations to guide the safe return of band programming. 

SBA's Downloadable One Page Summary document: 

Guidelines for Back to Band Aug 2020.pdf

The SBA is also pleased to share the following resources:

Aerosol Study's Information Main Page  

Performing Arts Aerosol Study Press Release - August

We are very proud to share the hard work of our summer program participants, session leaders and fantastic clinicians.  

Please enjoy this 30 minute virtual concert, a demonstration of the dedication to Band!

Our Instrument specific video series remains available to support band musicians of all ages and skill levels!

Access to the video series is FREE.  Help us keep you in the loop as new online opportunities emerge - SIGN UP today.  You will receive your personal access link as soon as you sign up.

Band students - sign up HERE for FREE to be given access to our online resources.

Band Directors/Instructors - sign up HERE  

Adult Musicians/ Community Band Members - sign up  HERE 

PLUS - to remain inspired and add a bit of joy to your day, check out our I Love Band video contest winning videos at any time:

                                                                                                I Love Band Videos


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:

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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.

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