SBA Band Camps are successful because of the care, support and dedication of many individuals, community groups and organizations.
Sask Lotteries, SaskCulture, NAC Music Alive Program and many others have helped to make the summer a success for Saskatchewan youth who love band.
Thank you to the wonderful facilities that host our yearly camps. The University of Regina, The University of Saskatchewan, and the Yorkton Regional High School in Yorkton. All first rate facilities that allow the camps to run smoothly.
Here is a list of sponsors for summer band camps, we greatly appreciate all of the support!
The Regina Band Camp continued down the line in our incredible 2022 Band Camp Season! We had 90 incredible participants from all over the province join for an great week of learning and playing with our sensational line up of instructors! Throughout the week, the participants got a chance to participate in full band, small ensemble, sectionals, theory and private lessons!
Our faculty put on racitals every day and they were a sight and sound to behold. Almost all fo the faculty showed off fun, fan favourite pieces in either solos, duets, trios, or even quartets!
During the Small Ensemble concert, all the students had the opportunity to play with parts, or all of their section. There were a total of 10 groups, with names the participants came up with themselves, including "Boss Brass", "Percussive", "Frenchembles", and "Comments, Questions, Thoughts, Insults?".
The Full Band concert was no less spectacular than the Small Ensemble concert and capped off an excellent week at camp.
The B Band, directed by Michelle Styles, kicked off the show with some fun and unique tunes including, Royal March by John Kinyon, Aztec Sunrise by John Edmondson, The Fox by Bela Bartok and arranged by Paul Cook, and Fire’s Edge by Ralph Ford. For many of the participants in this band it was their first concert ever! SBA is so happy that so many young students are taking the opportunity to learn in the hot summer months!
The concert was brought to a sensational finale by the A Band and their director, Nick Fanner. They brought us on a journey through many different styles and songs including Flourish for Wind Band Ralph by Van Williams, Early One Morning Early Country Settings II by Pierre La Plante, Cave You Fear by Michael Markowski, and Adrenaline Engines by Randall D. Standridge. Many of these students remember band concerts before COVID and have been itching to do another one since, and they knocked it out of the park!
Special Recognition - Bob Mossing Leadership Awards!
We had 4 more students recieve the Bob Mossing Youth Leadership Award! From left to right we have Haydn Healy (alto sax), Kael Casavant (string bass), Ari Wang (clarinet), and Nevin Runnalls (bassoon)! SBA hopes these incredible musical leaders will continue these practices in their own bands down the line!