The SBA is proud to have established the Saskatchewan Youth Bands program as a complementary, provincial co-hort to the National Youth Band of Canada.
Saskatchewan Band students are fortunate to have access to a number of "honour band" opportunities, from university invitationals to school division focused select bands and honour bands - each opportunity provides young band musicians outstanding development and expertise.
Our Saskatchewan Youth Bands (SYB) focuses on bringing students together from around the province, delivering expert development on their individual instruments and challenging them musically under the direction of exceptionally experienced Conductors.
SYB - Junior Honour Band
In 2024 the SBA is pleased to be again organizing the Saskatchewan Youth Band (SYB) - Junior Honour Band to encourage and celebrate dedicated grade 7 & 8 band students around the province. Selected students will participate in an online session on April 7 prior to the in-person weekend on April 19 & 20, 2024 at Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School in Regina.
SYB Participants are selected based on Band teacher nominations.
Band teachers can access the SYB Junior Honour Band Nomination Form HERE.
All teacher nominations for the SYB Junior Honour Band must be submitted online.
Things to note:
All Nomination submissions are due by March 1st, 2024.
2024 - Saskatchewan Jazz Honour Band
The SBA is pleased to offer the Saskatchewan Jazz Honour Band for the second year! The Jazz Honour Band will take place on March 22 & 23, 2024 in Saskatoon.
For more information about the 2024 Saskatchewan Jazz Honour Band visit: Jazz Honour Band