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 SBA demonstrates your support of band and the value it adds 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:
To Band Directors around Saskatchewan - THANK YOU for all you have done during the pandemic to keep band and music alive! Please watch this special Thank You to Music Educators, created by the NFHS, with music legends Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Paul Shaffer, Rosanne Cash, Donald Fagen, Steve Winwood, Nile Rodgers, John Rich, the late Chick Corea and more.
Join us on March 9th with Tricia Howe and Simon Henri
Throughout the pandemic, we’ve all found new ways to cope, and shifted a lot of our practice to online media. A number of American publishing houses have been sharing information on copyright for virtual performances (live stream and recorded), as well as the communication/Performance rights that are implied by the purchase of printed/digital product. To confirm that this information is accurate for Canada, we sought confirmation with The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada. During March 9ths session, Tricia Howe and Simon Henri will discuss and demonstrate ways to ensure fair and legal use of copyrighted materials while teaching in the pandemic paradigm in Canada, including virtual performances. Much of the content will also apply to community bands, but in all cases if you’re uncertain, you can reach out to SOCAN.
Tricia Howe joins us from Long & McQuade as an industry professional with many years of experience in supporting music education. Simon Henri joins us from SOCAN as a copyright licensing professional with over a decade of copyright experience.
You can sign up for our Tune Up Tuesday sessions using the link below.
Students at Marion M. Graham Collegiate in Saskatoon are making music together even though the pandemic keeps them apart. Under the leadership of teacher Deb Flynn, Grade 9 and 10 band students combined their music and drumming with vocals from Quinn Smith, Clara Knox, and Mira Behl; guitar by Alex Conley; and a rap by Keinan Kendall.
Watch their stellar performance using the link HERE
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