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.
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"Wind Chimes" was commissioned and premiered by the Humboldt Collegiate Institute and Biggar Central School 2000 on June 24, 2021. The new composition, designed for grade 9 - 12 Band students, is built on the pentatonic scale. Saskatchewan composer, Tyrone Mckenzie, used both student ideas and his own ideas to recreate the sound of pentatonic wind chimes in this beautiful composition.
Click HERE to read about the backgound inspiration for the project and how students were directly engaged by the composer.
Click on the image to the left to view the video & performance.
The SBA is pleased to support the declaration of Sept. 30 as our National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
It is our pleasure to use Sept 30, 2021 to launch a NEW Band composition: Where the Prairies Meet the Pines, created by Saskatchewan Composer Tyrone McKenzie reflecting the diversity, history and Indigenous people of the wonderful Treaty 6 Territory and Prince Albert area. The SBA is proud to have provided financial & other support for this valuable composition.
We are pleased to provide updated Back to Band Guidelines. These Guidelines reflect the best practices for enhanced safety for COVID 19 as demonstrated in the peer reviewed International Performing Arts Aerosol study. The Guidelines are intended to provide further support to bands concerned about the emergence of the DELTA variant, increasing COVID case counts and with overall desires to ensure the greatest safety possible in band programs, rehearsals and performances.