SBA is grateful for the time, dedication and support of our volunteer Awards & Recognition Team in developing a comprehensive new Awards program!
The new program provides Band Directors and Community Bands with official SBA recognition certificates to help profile local success and thank local supporters of band. It also has a large list of Provincially allocated awards to celebrate contributions made by band musicians, directors, organizations and businesses to the furtherance of band around the province
SBA’s Awards and Recognition Program has been developed to provide recognition, support and celebration of band, including:
Provincial Level Recognition
Musician, Band, & Band Director Awards
Supporter & Advocate Awards
Band Builder Award: Recognizing an individual or community organization for active support toward the development and promotion of band in the community/province.
Scholarship & Youth Leadership Awards:
Bob Mossing Band Camp Youth Leadership Award: Recognizing Band Camp participants who demonstrate enthusiasm for learning, encouragement of others and overall leadership qualities
Local Level Recognition
The local awards are available as downloadable, fillable PDFs to Band Directors and Community Bands to acknowledge and celebrate special contributions of band members, community individuals and businesses who have aided in the band's development and success.
SBA encourages Band Directors and Community Bands to present these awards at public events such as Christmas or year-end concerts where possible.
Band Member Recognition Awards:
Certificate of Recognition:Local Supporter & Advocate Awards:
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.
The award has been revised as part of SBA's New Awards program. The recipients display the qualities that Miss. Shore had, including generosity, compassion, love of music, and altruism. The scholarships recognize university music education students in the final years of their degree program who demonstrate commitment and dedication to band and are preparing for a career as a band director.
The award is granted once per year as per the schedule set by the SBA Awards & Recognition Team. Stay tuned for the 2019 application deadline.
Previous Distinguished Band Director Award Recipients:
2018 - Greg McLean
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