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NEWS AND EVENTS

The National Youth Band of Canada is coming to Saskatchewan!

RECALL for TUBA and STRING BASS Positions!! SUBMIT by FEBRUARY 12, 2023!! 

The SBA is pleased to host NYB participants from across the country this coming May 7 - 13, 2023!

For more information, follow the link HERE

SAVE THE DATE: NYB concerts for school groups & communities will be held in:

Moose Jaw – May 10th, 2023

Yorkton – May 11th, 2023

Regina – May 12th, 2023

The week will conclude with a Gala Concert on May 12th, 2023 @ 7:00pm in Regina

We cannot wait to see you at this wonderful event!


  CONGRATULATIONS to all musicians selected for the 2023 National Youth Band of Canada!

  SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to our own Saskatchewan Musicians!                                                        We cannot wait to see this group in action!






The Saskatchewan Youth Band - Junior & Intermediate Returns!

The SBA is proud to coordinate this special event for southern Saskatchewan students the weekend of March 17th & 18th, 2023 in Regina. 

Band Directors will receive a special invitation to nominate grade 7 & 8 students for the Junior Band, and grade 9 & 10 students for the Intermediate Band.

We are very excited to see the return of this amazing program! 


Klarinet Kerfuffle Registration NOW OPEN!

Join the Saskatoon Concert Band with Special Guest Michelle Anderson – creator of Clarinet Mentors (ClarinetMastery.com) – for a day of workshops, performances, clarinet choirs, and displays!

When: Saturday, March 25th, 2023

Where: University of Saskatchewan Education Building, Music Department, Saskatoon

Deadline to Register: March 4th, 2023Click HERE to Register

FEES: Elementary and High School Students: $30 Adults (18+): $40

For more information head to saskatoonconcertband.ca/kerfuffle.html

Come on out and join in this wonderful event for ALL AGES and receive instruction and hear performances alongside a wide range of great musicians and clarinetists!


Saito Conducting Workshop with Wayne Toews

The 2023 Saskatchewan Orchestral Association in partnership with Sask Lotteries and Sask Culture is proud to present:

The Saito Conducting Workshop with Wayne Toews

July 22 - 29, Saskatoon

Featuring an experienced instructional team, professional strong orchestra, and generous podium time, this even will be a great experience for anyone interested in the field of conducting!

Follow the link HERE for more information, and how to register for the event!

Questions? Email soaworkshop@sasktel.net or call 306-373-6408

 

Auditions Now Open for 2023 Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra

MusicFest Canada "The Nationals" in partnership with the NAC is pleased to announce auditions are now being accepted for the 2023 Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra!

Send your audition for the first in-person festival in three years this May 14-19, 2023 in Niagara Falls.  Eligible students aged 16-24 can learn more details about how to audition for all of the DWCWO programs HERE

The fee for successful applicants is $50. 



2022 Saskatchewan Music Awards


Congratulations to SBA member Brent Ghiglione for being named Music Professional of the Year his 2022 Saskatchewan Music Awards!


Congratulations Brent!


SBA Partnership with NAC


The SBA is pleased to announce a partnership with the National Arts Centre (NAC) and its Music Alive program! The NAC's Music Alive program has provided support to rural and remote band programs in Saskatchewan for a number of years. 

Both the SBA and the NAC look forward to this partnership helping to expand the reach and support provided to band directors and developing band musicians. The partnership helps support  SBA's summer initiatives such as Band in the Park and our online Master Classes and Instrument Repair sessions.

Stay tuned for ongoing updates and new initiatives made possible with this fantastic partnership. 


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