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 in beautiful Kenosee Lake Provincial Park.
What to Expect:
Incredible Value: In ONE week at SBA Band Camp, participants receive as much direct instructional time as they do in 3-4 months with many school band programs.
COVID-19 UPDATE as of May 22
We have had to make the difficult decision to CANCEL our July and August Camps - which includes the Prairielands Jazz Camp, the Yorkton Band Camp, the Regina Band Camp, the Saskatoon Band Camp, and the Kenosee Lake Band Camp. Anyone who has already registered for Camp will re issued a FULL refund.
Looking forward, we are working hard to create alternative ways to bring Band to you over the summer. Please stay tuned for more information regarding upcoming opportunities. In the meantime, we invite you to sign up for FREE access to our growing collection of online resources. Click here for more information.
We hope to be able to go back to our normal face to face camps next year, and we look forward to seeing you at camp in 2021!
Registration for 2020 closed due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for updates on new opportunities.
As a registered charity the SBA works with various partners and community groups to help ensure the experience of Band Camp is accessible to all.
CREATIVE KIDS provides financial support to help reduce financial barriers for children participating in the areas of arts and culture.
Upcoming 2020 Funding application deadline for Creative Kids:
Follow this link for more information: creative kids
SBA appreciates the ongoing support of both Creative Kids and the Yorkton Band Boosters as well as many other community groups, Band Parent Associations and individuals who help us ensure band is accessible to all!
Need More Help?
SBA Financial Assistance
Missed the Creative Kids application deadline or not sure if you meet their support criteria? If you are in need of financial assistance to be able to send your child to camp please let us know. Various support options are available.
Click HERE to let us know you are interested in camp but require support.
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: 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. Prairielands Jazz Camp is held in Regina.
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.
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. Instructional time is provided by qualified musicians and education professionals. Recreation and non-instruction time is supported by Camp Leaders, all of whom attended Kenosee Band Camp in prior years.
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.
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.