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SBA Band Summit

June 2, 2018

 An exciting new one day event for Band musicians in Saskatchewan. Are you involved with a Community Band, school band, or jazz band?  If you are then the Band Summit is for YOU!

Register TODAY for a full day of sessions and events where you can learn more as a player, meet others who share your passion, and have a whole lot of fun.

Still not sure?  Key Features of the Summit include:

  • Feature artist Mr. Chase Sanborn - courtesy of Yamaha Canada and St. John’s Music
  • Educational sessions designed for Band musicians - bring your instrument and play along in 3 of the sessions!
  • Catered lunch including special lunchtime entertainment by the Prince Albert Concert Band
  • Opportunities to network and play with fellow musicians and have FUN
  • Evening concert featuring Chase Sanborn with the Queen City Brass Band from Regina and the Saskatoon Brass Band.

Obviously this is a day you DON'T want to miss! 


Register by Monday, May 21st to be entered into a special door prize draw of a $75 Gift Certificate courtesy of St. John's Music!

Band Summit Details

Date: June 2, 2018

Location: Centennial Collegiate, Saskatoon.

Registration Fee: $25.00 for SBA Members *

                                         $49.00 for non-Members ***

Notes:  * SBA members must log in to access the member pricing. 

*** Special Summit offer - non-Members can opt to include a half year SBA membership as part of their Summit registration for no additional cost.

Schedule of events:

9:00: Registration and coffee

9:30: Session 1: FUNdamentals for a Great Band  (2 options)

10:30: Session 2: It's All About the Music

Noon: Catered Lunch, featuring Prince Albert Concert Band

1:00 p.m.: Session 3: Personal Development with Chase Sanborn, presented by Yamaha Canada and St. John's Music

2:30 : Session 4: Ambassadors of Band, Strength in Numbers, and The Exciting Future

4:00-5:00 : SBA Annual General Meeting

7:30-10:00 pm : Concert with Saskatoon Brass Band and Queen City Brass Band featuring guest performer, Chase Sanborn


Feature Artist - Chase Sanborn

Jazz trumpeter and Yamaha Artist Chase Sanborn grew up in the New York City metropolitan area. He has lived in Boston and San Francisco, and, since 1981, Toronto. Chase is a veteran session musician and a mainstay of the bustling music scene in Toronto. Chase has toured or performed with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall and many other jazz and pop artists, and released five CDs as a leader.

A dedicated and celebrated music educator, Chase Sanborn is an Associate Professor in Jazz Studies at the University of Toronto. His instructional books and videos (Jazz Tactics / Brass Tactics / The Brass Tactics 660 Routine / Tuning Tactics / Music Business Tactics) have garnered universal praise for their insightful and entertaining approach to playing and teaching music.

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Session Details

For sessions marked with asterisks, we encourage you to bring your instrument and to play along!

FUNdamentals for a Great Band : The Business of Band

As with everything, running a band program can be a challenge. Grant applications can assist all groups in finding the resources that will help you grow. SBA is your resource center to help you navigate the many opportunities that are available.  There are costs to running a growing band and we can help you find those. 

FUNdamentals for a Great Band : Back to the Basics**

This session will key in on the proper way to start every practice, rehearsal or performance. Often the longer we play we sometimes need to review the fundamentals of how to warm up, how to tune and how to listen. In this session will work on techniques that will help you get every rehearsal off to a great start. 

It's All About the Music**

Introducing new music. With so many different selections, how do band directors choose repertoire that is fun to play, musically challenging and satisfies your audience? We will read a couple of charts that will show all the different considerations band directors make when selecting music for your band. Music for you for the session will be made available to you via email shortly after your registration. The music will also be available at the event. 

Personal Development**

We welcome Mr. Chase Sanborn to work with you in a full band setting. Chase will dive into the elements that help make a good band turn into a great band. He will focus on how you can get the most out of your rehearsal time as well as how to develop your musical skills as an adult player. The better you can play as an individual, the better your band can play.

Ambassadors of Band, Strength in Numbers, and The Exciting Future

Provide input into the future of Band in Saskatchewan.  An opportunity to network and share ideas, this fast paced, interactive session will draw on our passion and belief in the potential of Band in Saskatchewan.  Join in to share ideas, learn from each other and identify how we can work together to further develop our Band community. 


Saskatchewan Band Association

Mobile: 306-551-2263 

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