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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.


Pete Meechan


The SBA and many Saskatchewan Bands have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Pete Meechan on various projects over the years.  This summer Pete has been a huge help with our Online Summer Band programs.  

Our Performance Program is currently practicing Pete's adapted version of his popular composition Zenith.  Pete adapted the piece to support its use in flex-band formats where instrumentation, band size and skill levels may be varied.  Our Performance Program participants, with the help of online Sectionals, will be recording the piece at the end of the course.  This full band recording of Zenith, along with various other small ensemble recordings, will comprise a virtual concert video that participants will be able to share with family and friends.

A huge thank you to Pete for adapting various band pieces to make them more accessible, something vitally needed at this time, and for supporting SBA's program this summer.  We are excited to share a wonderful podcast with The Band Room host Dylan Maddix for those who wish to hear a bit more about what Pete has been up to.

 The Band Room Podcast


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 


The next Creative Kids application deadline is August 14 for fall activities. 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: http://www.creativekidssask.ca 








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