ABOUT THE SBA
Established in 1983, the Saskatchewan Band Association is a non-profit, charitable organization.
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, parent associations, students, education institutions, community organizations, and other music associations.
Membership in the Saskatchewan Band Association provides a variety of benefits, including a diverse range of programs and services which enhance and support the future of instrumental music in Saskatchewan. Together we present a strong, collective voice, both provincially and nationally, on issues affecting Saskatchewan bands and the Saskatchewan community .
Our Programs & Services
We are proud of the many programs and services we currently 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. Stay tuned for 2018 registration information.
SBA Member Funding - we provide support to community bands, special projects, band festivals & involvement of new Canadians in band.
Honour Bands - the Junior & Intermediate Honour Bands provide an enrichment experience for accomplished young musicians in our province.
And much more....
SBA is pleased to support Prairie Music Residency this year! If you are in the Saskatoon area, check out some of these public events:
Summer Band Camp Concert Series
Each of our summer band camps ends the week with a fantastic final concert to showcase skills learned through the week. Admission is free, but a silver collection is welcome. We would love to see you there!
SBA Summer Students
SBA is excited to have two summer students working in our office and at camps again this year! This year we welcome Brennan Kowalski, and Kiera Ghiglione.
Brennan returns as one of last year's summer students and is a familiar face to those who attended last year's camps in Yorkton and Kenosee Lake. He just finished his second year of Music Education at the U of R as a percussion major. This year you can expect to see Brennan at SBA's camps in Regina, Saskatoon, and Kenosee Lake.
Kiera is a recent graduate from LeBoldus High School in Regina. She is a trumpet player and recently represented our province in the National Youth Band of Canada. She will be attending the U of R in the fall to pursue Human Justice Studies. Kiera will be working the camps in Yorkton, Regina, and Kenosee Lake.