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 WHAT IS BAND CAMP?

A great way to receive excellent musical instruction in a fun-filled week!  The Saskatchewan Band Association offers comprehensive instruction for woodwind, brass and percussion students who have one or more years of playing experience.  Band Camps are hosted in Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton as week-long day camps.  Kenosee Lake Junior Camp is offered as a week-long full residential camp at Clearview Camp in beautiful Kenosee Lake Provincial Park. 

What participants experience at SBA Band Camps 

SBA Band camps provide  an incredible mix of private lessons, sectional instruction, master classes, theory, ear and rhythm training along with full band, staff performances and even some recreational activities to add some extra fun to the week.  Participants experience a week filled with making new friends, specialized band instruction and fun that they won't soon forget!  

On the first morning of camp participants are assigned to a band that corresponds to their musical experience and performance ability. SBA Band Camps focus on improving performance skills that relate directly to the positive experiences of playing in a large ensemble.  Throughout the week participant's schedules vary to accommodate the wide range of activities the camp offers.    Of course, to showcase the hard work of the campers, each camp wraps up with an exciting public concert.  

How to Register for Band Camp

There are 2 key steps to register for Band Camp:

    1. Create (or Log-in if you have an account from last year)  your free Band Camp Family Account
    2.  Select the Camp you wish to attend  from the Band Camp DETAILS page and follow the prompts to complete the registration process.
Please Note:   Your Band Camp Family Account will link any child you register directly to your account, streamlining the registration process and giving you direct access to update your contact information, view past payments and more.  If you are registering for the first time - welcome!  Once you set up your Family Band Camp Account you will receive a confirmation email with your user name and a temporary password.  From there you can log in and change your password if you wish.

If you have questions about the Band Camp Registration process you can reach us at sask.band@sasktel.net  

 

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2018 Band Camp Dates

Prairielands Jazz Camp  - July 8 - 14

Yorkton Junior Camp    - July 15 - 20

Regina Jr & Sr Camps - July 29 - Aug 3

Saskatoon Jr & Sr Camps - Aug 12 - 17

Kenosee Lake Jr Camp - Aug 18 - 23

Tune-Up Mini-Camp      - Aug 21 - 23

FINANCIAL SUPPORTS


CREATIVE KIDS provides financial support to help reduce financial barriers for children participating in the areas of arts and culture. Visit: http://www.creativekidssask.ca/ for information and to apply.

Financial assistance may also be available through community organizations, service organizations, music booster groups, and your local school.

The Saskatchewan Band Association also offers financial support for students who may not be able to attend due to financial reasons. Please contact us if you would like information on receiving financial assistance.

Which Type of Camp Is Right for You?

Junior Camps: Are for students who have completed at least one year of playing, up to and including grade 9.

Senior Camps: Are for students from Grades 9 - 12 (including graduating grade 12s)

Prairielands Jazz Camp:  Hosted at the University of Regina, the Jazz Camp registration is now part of the SBA Band Camp Registration system for your convenience. With some of Canada's best jazz performers and educators, students from grades 7 to 12 can participate in a week of intensive jazz training.  The Jazz Camp is great for all ability levels and prior jazz experience is not necessary.

** NEW ** SBA Tune-Up Mini-Camp:   Not able to give up a whole week or away for most of the summer?  Our Tune-Up Camp is only 3 days long and is set close to the end of the summer to give young musicians a boost before heading back to their regular band programs.  In 2018 the Tune-Up Camp will be in Prince Albert, SK.

RECREATION

SBA Camps mix work and fun - it is summer after all! Although music is the focus, recreation and fun are an essential ingredient in the overall camping experience. In addition to breaks and free time, each day, a wide-array of planned activities keep students active and involved. Depending on the particular camp, students participate in a wide variety of activities during scheduled recreation periods.  Depending on each camp's schedule, special activities including dances, movies, student talent night, and other recreational aspects may also be scheduled to add extra value to the camp experience. Due to the intensive training during Jazz Camp, please note that recreation time is not as plentiful.

ROOM & BOARD

The Kenosee Lake Jr. Camp is held at Kenosee Provincial Park. This is a residential camp where all students and staff stay on-site in cabins. All accommodations and meals are included in the Camp Registration Fee. Space for this camp is limited so register early.    Kenosee Lake is our ONLY residential camp, room and board is not offered at  the Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton Band Camps, Prairieland Jazz Camp or the Tune-Up mini-camp. 

SBA Band Camp Refund Policy

Registrations cancelled 30 days or more before the camp start date will receive a FULL REFUND minus a $25 Administration Fee.

Registrations cancelled with less than 30 days notice will not be eligible for a refund.

 


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