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SBA Launches New Awards Program

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

Program Overview:

SBA’s Awards and Recognition Program has been developed to provide recognition, support and celebration of band, including:

  1. Band musicians of all ages and abilities;

  2. Band directors;

  3. Individuals, communities and industry leaders that have actively supported and/or advocated for band;

  4. Key founders or developers of band in Saskatchewan.


Provincial Level Recognition

Musician, Band, & Band Director Awards

Outstanding Community Involvement: Recognizing a band’s unique and/or special contribution to their community.

Distinguished Band Director: Recognizing a band director who has made significant contribution to band in Saskatchewan.

SBA Lifetime Member Award: Recognizing individuals or organizations who have made a significant and lasting contribution to band in Saskatchewan. 

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. 
Outstanding Contribution: Recognizing an individual or business that has demonstrated long term or significantly active support for band locally or provincially. 
SBA Volunteer Service Recognition:  Recognizing significant contributions from an active volunteer to the SBA itself, its programs and/or its services over a minimum five-year period 

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 

Band Camp Scholarship Awards*:Recognizing students from Grades 6-12 who demonstrate progress, interest, leadership and dedication in developing as a band musician and who, in the view of their band director, would further benefit from attendance at SBA Band Camp.

Beverly Shore Memorial Scholarship*: Recognizing university music education students who are in the final years of their degree program, are preparing for a career as a band director and who demonstrate leadership, commitment and dedication to band education.

Music Festival Awards: Monetary Awards such as scholarships are presented at the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (SMFA) Provincial Final Competition. 






    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: 

    Recognizing a band member of any age who has added specific value to the band. This award can be in recognition of volunteerism, exemplary attendance, special efforts to improve musicianship within the year etc.  

    Download Certificate: Local Certificate of Recognition.pdf

    Certificate of Merit: Recognizing a band member of any age who has demonstrated leadership within the band, engaged participation, quality musicianship and/or progress in band performance. A maximum of 2 Certificates of Merit can be awarded in a Band each year.

    Download Certificate:  Local Certificate of Merit.pdf


    Local Supporter & Advocate Awards:

    Certificate of Thanks: Recognizing an individual or business that has provided recent and valued support for your band.

    Download Certificate:  Local Certificate of Thanks.pdf

    Award of Merit: Recognizing an individual or business that has demonstrated ongoing and active support for band in the community or region.

    Download Certificate:  Local Award of Merit.pdf




    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


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