Established in 1983, the Saskatchewan Band Association is a non-profit, charitable organization.
We are open to any individual, group or organization interested in furthering the development of bands in Saskatchewan.
The Association represents community bands, school bands, the Saskatchewan Pipe Band Association, band directors, music educators, parent associations, students, education institutions, community organizations, and other music associations.
Click here for Member Funding information and online applications for 2016 (Community Band Funding, Festival Funding, Provincial Member Funding, Special Project Funding)
The Saskatchewan Band Association Awards program offers scholarships to students, recognizes distinguished band directors and volunteers. Click here for the awards page
Membership in the Saskatchewan Band Association provides a variety of benefits, including a diverse range of programs and services which enhance and support the future of instrumental music in Saskatchewan. Together we present a strong, collective voice, both provincially and nationally, on issues affecting Saskatchewan bands and the Saskatchewan community. Please click here for the membership page
The eNewsletter of the Saskatchewan Band Association is sent out to subscribers each Tuesday during the school year. It contains news items and events of interest to band directors, musicians, parents, and all those interested in band and instrumental music. Please feel free to submit news items to the SBA office here. Please submit items by noon each Monday to be included in the Tuesday mail-out.
The SBA works with other organizations and Saskatchewan Education to provide input into curriculum and support documents for Band. Click here for the Curriculum Support Page
The Saskatchewan Band Association is a charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible. You can donate directly online by going here.
November 5-7, 2015 - Delta Regina
The Saskatchewan Music Conference is an exciting annual event that brings the province’s music community together to network and develop their skills. The 2015 conference will take place at the Delta Regina and will feature over 40 sessions in band, choral, classroom, music festival, technology and orchestral streams. The conference starts Thursday evening with the Band and Choir rehearsals followed by a social for all delegates.
The Saskatchewan Music Conference is an initiative of the five provincial music organizations: the Saskatchewan Band Association, Saskatchewan Choral Federation, Saskatchewan Music Educators Association, Saskatchewan Music Festivals Association, and the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association.
The Saskatchewan Band Association has established this program to provide a summer band camp opportunity for students at a reasonable cost. Day camps are offered in Regina, Saskatoon, and Yorkton. A full residential camp is offered at Kenosee Lake.
Provincial Junior and Intermediate Honour Bands
The SBA and SMEA partner to put on the Saskatchewan Junior and Intermediate Honour Bands in both the South and North. It is designed to create an enriched musical experience for talented young musicians in our province. These students should be keen and looking for an amazing musical experience.
The South Saskatchewan Junior and Intermediate Honour Band weekend took place on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at Emerald Ridge Elementary School in White City (15 Motherwell Drive).
The North Saskatchewan Junior and Intermediate Honour Band took place on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th in Lloydminster at St. Thomas Elementary School (5216 – 44th Street, Lloydminster).
The Saskatchewan Band Association’s Member Funding Program provides financial assistance to Saskatchewan Band Festivals, Saskatchewan Community Bands, the Saskatchewan Pipe Band Association, and other Special Projects relating to instrumental music in Saskatchewan. Click here for the Member Funding page
As a service to new band teachers, the SBA offers a free mentorship program for SBA members who are recent instrumental music education graduates or are new to teaching band. Click here for the Mentorship page