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Regional Enrichment Workshops

The Saskatchewan Band Association is pleased to be offering a new service to support youth band development.   Our new Regional Enrichment Workshops are organized by SBA with the support of a local regional high school and can be offered after school or on a weekend.   The School provides the Workshop space and assists with promotion and identification of student leaders.  Mrs. Julie Atter coordinates the Beginner Workshops and Mr. Chad Huel organizes the Junior & Intermediate Workshops.

Beginner Workshops:

Beginner Workshops focus on providing primarily first year band students (generally in grades 5 - 7) with an extra-curricular opportunity to work on key developmental skills.  The workshop content is arranged by the Workshop Coordinator and senior Band students are engaged as leaders to assist in the program delivery at the local level. Beginner Workshops are offered for a nominal fee of $10/participant.  

Junior & Intermediate Workshops:

Both Junior & Intermediate workshops are each 2 hours in length.  The workshops are planned as a set of two - one in the fall and one in the winter/spring - and participants sign up for both sessions at once. The initial workshop provides participants with a focused master class style experience on their specific instrument to help further their individual musicianship. The second half of the series focuses on sectional & small group ensemble work.    Junior students will have been playing their band instrument for at least 1 full year (grade 7-8), while intermediate workshop level students will have been playing for at least 2 full years (grades 9 -10).  Workshop content and management is provided by the Workshop Coordinator and dedicated instructional support is provided by experienced university music education students.

To register your child in a Regional Enrichment Workshop near you, simply select the most suitable session from the events listed below.  There is a nominal fee of $10/participant for Beginner Workshops and a fee of $40/participant for a Junior or Intermediate  workshop series (both sessions included in single fee).  Fees are payable at the time of registration.

We are hoping to expand delivery of these workshops around the province.  If you would like to see or host a Beginner Workshop in your region please contact Julie at programs@saskband.org or contact Chad at youthbands@saskband.org to arrange Junior & Intermediate Workshops.

Upcoming events

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Montmartre High School - 305 1st Ave. E. Montmartre, SK
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    The Saskatchewan Band Association, in collaboration with local band director Ms. Kim Bircher and the Montmartre High School, is pleased to be hosting one of our new Regional Enrichment Workshops for grade 7 & 8 Band students.

    The Junior Regional Enrichment Workshop is designed to provide targeted, additional instrument specific practice and instruction for students looking for that extra support and encouragement in their development. 

    The Junior Enrichment Workshops are offered as a series of two sessions - one in the fall and one in the winter/spring - to provide participants with a continuum of feedback and development.   The fall session will include a master class aspect while the winter/spring session will focus on sectional & small ensemble work.

     Each Workshop will be 2 hours long and will be coordinated by Mr. Chad Huel.  Mr. Huel has over 20 years as a Band Director, is conductor of the Queen City Brass Band and coordinates the SBA Prairieland Jazz Camp and the Junior & Intermediate Honour Band South program.  The Workshop will be delivered with the support of university music education students under the direction of Mr. Huel.

    Please Note:  Due to the level of instruction provided at the Workshops, participants must have completed at least one full year of Band.



    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Montmartre High School - 305 1st Ave. E. Montmartre, SK
    Register

    The Saskatchewan Band Association, in collaboration with local band director Ms. Kim Bircher and the Montmartre High School, is pleased to be hosting one of our new Regional Enrichment Workshops for grade 9 - 11 Band students.

    The Intermediate Enrichment Workshop is designed to provide targeted, additional instrument specific practice and instruction for students looking for that extra support and encouragement in their development. 

    The Intermediate Enrichment Workshops are offered as a series of two sessions - one in the fall and one in the winter/spring - to provide participants with a continuum of feedback and development.   The fall session will include a master class aspect while the winter/spring session will focus on sectional & small ensemble work.

     Each Workshop will be 2 hours long and will be coordinated by Mr. Chad Huel.  Mr. Huel has over 20 years as a Band Director, is conductor of the Queen City Brass Band and coordinates the SBA Prairieland Jazz Camp and the Junior & Intermediate Honour Band South program.  The Workshop will be delivered with the support of university music education students under the direction of Mr. Huel.

    Please Note:  Due to the level of instruction provided at the Workshops, participants must have completed at least two or more full years of Band.  Students with only 1 full year of Band are more than welcome to register for the Junior Enrichment Workshop scheduled for the morning.



    • 16 Nov 2019
    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • École St. Marie High School - 380 14th St W, Prince Albert
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    The Saskatchewan Band Association, in collaboration with local band directors  and the École St. Mary High School, is pleased to be hosting one of our new Regional Enrichment Workshops for grade 7 & 8 Band students.

    The Junior Enrichment Workshop is designed to provide targeted, additional instrument specific practice and instruction for students looking for that extra support and encouragement in their development. 

    The Junior Enrichment Workshops are offered as a series of two sessions - one in the fall and one in the winter/spring - to provide participants with a continuum of feedback and development.   The fall session will include a master class aspect while the winter/spring session will focus on sectional & small ensemble work.

     Each Workshop will be 2 hours long and will be coordinated by Mr. Chad Huel.  Mr. Huel has over 20 years as a Band Director, is conductor of the Queen City Brass Band and coordinates the SBA Prairieland Jazz Camp and the Junior & Intermediate Honour Band South program.  The Workshop will be delivered with the support of university music education students under the direction of Mr. Huel.

    Please Note:  Due to the level of instruction provided at the Workshops, participants must have completed at least one full year of Band.



    • 16 Nov 2019
    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • École St. Mary High School - 380 14th St W, Prince Albert
    Register

    The Saskatchewan Band Association, in collaboration with local band directors  and the École St. Mary High School, is pleased to be hosting one of our new Regional Enrichment Workshops for grade 9 - 11 Band students.

    The Intermediate Regional Enrichment Workshop is designed to provide targeted, additional instrument specific practice and instruction for students looking for that extra support and encouragement in their development. 

    The Intermediate Enrichment Workshops are offered as a series of two sessions - one in the fall and one in the winter/spring - to provide participants with a continuum of feedback and development.   The fall session will include a master class aspect while the winter/spring session will focus on sectional & small ensemble work.

     Each Workshop will be 2 hours long and will be coordinated by Mr. Chad Huel.  Mr. Huel has over 20 years as a Band Director, is conductor of the Queen City Brass Band and coordinates the SBA Prairieland Jazz Camp and the Junior & Intermediate Honour Band South program.  The Workshop will be delivered with the support of university music education students under the direction of Mr. Huel.

    Please Note:  Due to the level of instruction provided at the Workshops, participants must have completed at least two or more full years of Band.  Students with only 1 full year of Band are more than welcome to register for the Junior Enrichment Workshop scheduled for the morning.




Band Student JR Workshop Leaders

As Grade 11 and 12 Band students you have amazing talents to offer younger, developing musicians!  If you are interested in helping with a Junior Regional Enrichment Workshop in your area (or even in another region ) let us know.  


Want to help? Simply follow the link below:

Student Leader Application Form


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