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What Will Make Audiences Feel Safe to Return to Live Peformances?

The Canadian Association for the Peforming Arts (CAPACOA) has released the results of it's 2020 Return to Live Events survey. The link to the full breakdown of results can be found here.

NEW Online Resources Available

Attention Band Students...Adult Band Musicians... - No Need to be Bored!

SBA is working with dedicated Band Clinicians to provide a variety of online Master Class topics as well as coordinating online Instrument specific interactive tutorials.  As soon as you sign up - you will receive your personal access link to our existing resources and videos

SIGN UP & be notified directly about opportunities of interest. 

Students - Click this link to sign up:  Online Band Development Interest List

Adult Musicians - Click this link to sign up: Online Band Resources - Adult musicians 

SBA Video Contest:  "Why I LOVE Band"
The Saskatchewan Band Association (SBA) invites ALL band enthusiasts - band students, band parents, grandparents, band directors, community band musicians etc.- to create a short and fun video of about 30-60 seconds highlighting why you love band.

COVID-19 not only halted school, it also impacted the various Band Festivals, school and community band concerts and now it is significantly impacting the ability of Band Directors to recruit new band participants for next year’s band programs.  Successful band recruitment is critical to the overall health and diversity of all bands in the years to come.   

You can help! Show your enthusiasm for band & help us encourage others to join band for the upcoming year. These messages - your messages - will be used to encourage new students and parents to consider joining band this coming fall and beyond.

We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience all of the benefits band has to offer!

Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. Sunday May 24, 2020.


Youth prizes (for those under 18 years of age) include:

1st Place
$150 gift card from Long & McQuade plus... 4 – 30 min. online private lessons from an SBA Clinician, SBA I Love Band Magic Mug & T-shirt… and more
2nd Place

$100 gift card from Long & McQuade plus... 2 – 30 min. online private lessons from an SBA Clinician,  SBA I Love Band Mug & T-shirt…and more

3rd Place
$50 Amazon Gift Card plus... 2 – 30 min. online private lessons from an SBA Clinician  SBA I Love Band Mug & T-shirt…and more

Adult prizes (for those 18 and over who participate) include:

1st Place

$100 Long & McQuade gift card + Soft sided briefcase, SBA I Love Band Mug & T-shirt

2nd Place

$50 gift Amazon Gift Card + Soft sided briefcase & SBA I Love Band Mug

BONUS Prize Draw - this is a single prize that will be awarded to ONE lucky elementary or secondary school.  How does it work?  Each Contest Participant can "nominate" the school/school band of their choice as part of their Contest Entry Form.  Yes that means a student, a grandparent, a community band member - ANYONE who enters the contest and submits a video can nominate a school program.  Every time a school is nominated - they will be entered into the Bonus Prize Draw... the more times a single school is nominated the more times it will be entered.

May 29th will be a normal application deadline. Families can apply for summer activities or early fall registrations as they have in the past. There will also be an August 14 application deadline for fall activities as well. Families and service providers should note that while an application may be funded, government health regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic will dictate how activities are offered. This could mean the initial activity needs to be cancelled, postponed, offered online, or adapted to limited in-person participants with physical distance and safety precautions. Service providers and families would be expected to adhere to the Government of Saskatchewan guidelines and should not do anything that feels unsafe. For more information please visit: 

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