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Special Fall Tune Up Series: FREE Instrument Repair Webinars with Kevin Junk!

October 11 & 25, 2022

Special Fall Tune Up Series: FREE Brass and Woodwind Repair Webinar with Instrument Repair Specialist Kevin Funk

A series designed for musicians of all ages - this special Tune Up series will focus on key repairs, instrument care tips, and how to know when an expert is needed! All repair tips covered can be performed by musicians at home!

If you are a woodwind or brass musician of ANY AGE, you will NOT want to miss this special opportunity!

The series is supported by the SBA's partnership with the National Arts Centre.  To read Kevin's Biography, head over to the NAC website HERE.




Woodwind - October 11th

5:30–6:45pm Online via Zoom

All Ages Welcome!


RSVP HERE

Brass - October 25th

5:30–6:45pm Online via Zoom

All Ages Welcome!


RSVP HERE


U of S Open House

October 15th, 2022 from 10:00am–12:00pm

The Department of Music at the University of Saskatchewan is happy to host the 2022 Open House at the College of Education!

Room 1036
College of Education - University of Saskatchewan

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Band in the Park SUCCESS

The SBA is pleased to announce that our second annual Band in the Park program was a great success!


Band in the Park Saskatoon

Situated in River landing Saskatoon, this was an amazing, yet hot, evening of fan favourite music that everyone could hear and enjoy! This incredible band was directed by Stacy Mortenson-Spokes for the second year in a row!


Band in the Provincial Park Echo Valley

Echo Valley Provincial Park just recieved a brand new pavilion, so of course we had to have musicians try it out! Featured here is the Lumsden Community Band, active since 1990, with their conductor Miranda Hulshof.


Band in the Park Regina

Situated in Kinsmen Park, we had musicians of all ages come for a fun practice for park-goers to enjoy! This band was directed by the incredible Mark Preece.


Band in the Provincial Park Rowans RavineThe Lumsden Community Band got the opportunity to travel to a few Provincial Parks and play their pieces. Here they are featured in Rowans Ravine with their Christmas in July concert.


Band in the Park Moose Jaw

Situated in Wakamow Park in the Ampitheater, we had many come to play and to listen this hot, yet cloudy evening. This fantastic group of musicians was directed by Daryl Mckinnon from the Moose Jaw Adult Concert Band!


Band in the Park Regina

Regina happily hosted 2 Band in the Parks this year! The second one in August was held in lovely Rochdale Park and directed by Mark Preece once again.  The evening was perfect and many passers by enjoyed the music - almost as much as the musicians.


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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