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SBA Awards & Recognition Program

The Saskatchewan Band Association Awards and Recognition program offers scholarships to students and recognizes distinguished band directors, administrators, and volunteers.     Nominations for Band Camp Scholarship Awards, Distinguished Band Director and Outstanding Administrator Awards may only be submitted by SBA members.  


Band Camp Scholarship Awards

Nomination Deadline - May 11, 2018

SBA members who are Band Directors may nominate deserving students for a Saskatchewan Band Association Band Camp Scholarship Award.  These scholarships provide Band Directors with a way to recognize students who have worked hard, demonstrated significant improvement and/or displayed exemplary leadership within their band while also encouraging them to continue their development by attending one of SBA's summer Band Camps.

If you are an SBA member and Band Director and you wish to nominate your student(s) please:

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The Beverley Shore Memorial Scholarship


The Beverley Shore Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends of the late Beverley Shore in partnership with the Saskatchewan Band Association.  Beverley was very active in the Saskatchewan Band Community. She was a Board Member and played a prominent role in organizing the Saskatchewan Music Conference for several years. Beverley brought her enthusiasm and generosity to all her community musical endeavours.  The scholarships have been established to further honour her memory.

Two recipients are chosen each year using the following criteria: The recipients will be Saskatchewan students enrolled in their first year of Music Education majoring in instrumental music at the University of Saskatchewan and/or the University or Regina.  The recipients will have been band students in high school in Saskatchewan and will have made a significant contribution to their school band program and band in their community. The recipients will display the qualities that Miss. Shore had, including generosity, compassion, love of music, and altruism.

The award is granted once per year in the fall.  Stay tuned for the 2018 application deadline.

Distinguished Band Director Award

Stay tuned for the 2018 nomination deadline.

This award is to be presented to a Saskatchewan Band Director who has made an outstanding contribution to band in Saskatchewan.  This contribution must be consistent with the ideals of the Saskatchewan Band Association. The nominee shall be an exemplary individual who displays strong musical leadership in his/her community and the province.  Over the course of his/her career, the individual shall show a consistent promotion of musical excellence.

To nominate an individual for the Distinguished Band Director Award:

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Outstanding Administrator Award

Stay tuned for the 2018 nomination deadline.

The Outstanding Administrator Award honours a current school administrator who has made an outstanding contribution to the success of band programs in Saskatchewan. Recipients are chosen on the basis of their support for strong band programs and their direct promotion of the value of band and facilitation of financial support and/or scheduling accommodations necessary to ensure program success.


To nominate an individual for the Outstanding Administrator Award:

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Previous Distinguished Band Director Award Recipients:

2017- Stacey Mortenson-Spokes

2016- Julie Atter

2015 - Chris Jacklin

2014 – Brent Pittman

2013 – Dawn McLean Belyk

2012 – Carol Brock, Brian Unverricht

2011 – Dale Malden

2010 – Jane Pinch

2009 – Colin Grunert (d), Wayne Toews

2008 – John Schoen

2007 – Beverley Shore (d)

2006 – Robert Gibson, George Charpentier

2005 – Gene Aulinger

2004 – Dave Monette

2003 – Joyce Ray

2002 – Maureen Patterson (d)

2001 – Patrick Hoenmans

2000 – Marvin Eckroth

1999 – Peter England, Robert Mossing    

Previous Bev Shore Memorial Scholarship Recipients:

2017- Justin Murray- U of S, Samantha Cooper- U of S

2016- Dominic Ghiglione -U of R,  Jillian McLeod -U of S

2015 – Elizabeth Smith – U of S, Kristian Vogel – U of R

2014 – Zachary Senick – U of S, Dalton Lam – U or R

2013 – Paul Oh – U of S, Alaina Majewski – U of R

2012 – Benjamin Giesbrecht – U of S, Brady Frank – U or R

2011 – Berlin Janzen – U of S, Emma Kramer-Rodger – U of R

2010 – Katie McBean – U of S, Brendan Dickie – U of R

2009 – Samantha Stewart – U of S, Sydney Dunn – U of R

2008 – Wendy Stenger – U of S, Amanda Friesen – U or R

2007 – Stephanie Johnson – U of S, Emily Fornwald – U of R    


Previous Outstanding Administrator Award Recipients:

2017- Dr. Darcy Sanders-Prince Albert

2016-  no award

2015 – Aubrey Patterson

2014 – Bev Bjornson-Kowalchuk – Prairie Valley School Division

2014 – Kelvin Colliar – Light of Christ Catholic School Division


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