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Saskatchewan Youth Band - Jr & Intermediate 

Band Director Nomination Deadline: December 20, 2022

The SBA is pleased to be organizing the Saskatchewan Youth Band (SYB) program to encourage and celebrate dedicated grade 7 - 10 band students around the province. Selected students will participate in a few online sessions (dates TBD) prior to the in-person weekend on March 17 & 18, 2023 at Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School in Regina. Band Directors in around Saskatchewan are encouraged to nominate deserving students. The process for nominations includes an audio recording of the student being nominated. 

NOTE:  Saskatchewan band students 16 years of age and older are encouraged to audition for the National Youth Band (NYB) being hosted in Saskatchewan May 7 - 13, 2023. NYB audition information can be found here: NYB Home Page

All Band Director nominations for the Saskatchewan Youth Band must be submitted online.    

Band Directors:

  • When nominating students for the SYB, please select from a variety of instrument sections.
  • There is no limit to how many students you may recommend. Nominations require the inclusion of an audio audition recording. Both your nomination and the audition will be taken into consideration when selecting students for the SYB.
  • Audition requirements (audio recording only) are noted below and can also be found in the full Band Director communication PDF below.
  • The SYB Coordinator and committee will review all nominations and recordings. Final selections for the band are anticipated by mid to late January. The SYB committee will contact all students who have been selected to participate in the 2023 Saskatchewan Youth Band (Junior & Intermediate levels).

We have provided a communication for your use, should you wish to notify parents of the nomination:  Information Letter for Parents Re SYB Nomination

Easy Access links to the Nomination Form (Note: Only 1 student can be submitted at a time):

Students in Grades 7 & 8 -      Nomination Form - SYB Junior Band 

Students in Grades 9 & 10 -    Nomination Form - SYB Intermediate Band

All Participant Nominations (complete with audio recording) are due by December 20, 2022.  

Student Audition Requirements:

Each student will need a short audio audition which will be uploaded as part of the Band Director nomination submission. All audition requirements must be in one recording per student.

1.  For Grades 7/8:

                                          i.    Concert Bb Scale, Quarter Note = 120

                                         ii.    Concert Bb Scale in 3rds & Arpeggio, Quarter Note = 120

                                        iii.    Their favourite 16-measure tune that shows off their best playing ability

                                       iv.    For percussionists – 9-stroke roll study & concert Bb Scale, 3rds & Arpeggio on a keyboard/mallet instrument

2.  For Grades 9/10:

                                          i.    Concert Bb Scale, Quarter Note = 120

                                         ii.    One octave chromatic scale, Quarter Note = 120

                                        iii.    Their favourite 16-measure tune that shows off their best playing ability

                                       iv.    For percussionsists – 9-stroke roll study & concert Bb Scale, 3rds & Arpeggio on a keyboard/mallet instrument

3.  The audio-only audition (no videos please) can be recorded on a phone or other accessible device – no specialized equipment is needed.

Full Band Director communication - including audio audition requirements: Call for Nominations - Sask Youth Band Teacher invitation 2023.pdf

Questions regarding the Saskatchewan Youth Band program can be directed to the SYB Committee at Youthbands@saskband.org or lessons@saskband.org or 306-993-9729.

NEW in 2023 - Saskatchewan Jazz Honour Band

Application/Audition Deadline: January 20th, 2022

The SBA is pleased to launch a NEW Honour Band... the Saskatchewan Jazz Honour Band will take place on March 3 & 4, 2023 in Regina



Calling All Grade 9 - 12 Jazz Students

Jazz band students from grades 9 - 12 are welcome to apply/audition.  There is NO cost to apply/audition. 

The Jazz Honour Band committee will review all auditions submitted by students to identify the successful applicants. Once selected, applicants will formally register to participate in the Saskatchewan Jazz Honour Band.

BAND DIRECTORS: Please share the promotion poster and  audition information with YOUR jazz students. We hope to showcase the best jazz talent from across the province.

Jazz Honour Band Audition Information


Jazz Honour Band Application Form

Questions about the Saskatchewan Jazz Honour Band can be directed to Nick Fanner.



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