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:
Tuesday January 26th - Brass Master Classes - Miles Newman and Tom McCaslin
Miles Newman (High Brass: Trumpet) is the Principal Trumpet of the Regina Symphony Orchestra and Solo Trumpet of the Regina Symphony Chamber Players. Miles is presently the Head of Winds & Brass at the Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of Regina where he teaches the trumpet studio and is the trumpet instructor for the Department of Music, University of Regina. Miles has studied with Lawrence House (UofS), David Hickman (ASU) and worked with Armando Ghitalla, Allan Dean, Robert Nagel and Anthony Plog at The Banff Centre and returned to The Banff Centre as a performer for the ITG conference hosted by Jens Lindemann.
Tom McCaslin (Low Brass: trombone, baritone and tuba) has been described by Fanfare Magazine as "one of the contemporary tuba virtuosos". Originally from Regina, Sask., Tom's playing and teaching have taken him around the globe. He has performed and taught in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, Portugal, Finland, New Zealand and Australia.Tom is Principal Tuba in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed with the Regina Symphony Orchestra as well as Orchestras across Canada, the U.S., Portugal, Finland, and was acting Principal Tuba in the Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand).
Don't miss out! If you haven't already signed up to be part of our Tune Up Tuesday Master Classes you can join at ANY time - simply click 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
We are VERY proud to present the work of Band musicians of ALL ages from around our province!
Our Virtual Holiday Concert is a triumph in a year of challenges and a great way to celebrate the holidays. Thank you to everyone who participated and for everyone's encouragement along the way.
To watch the concert - simply click on the concert title page image to the LEFT.
Thank you to Sask Lotteries, SaskCulture, Music Direct & Long & McQuade for supporting our Virtual Holiday Concert!
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