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.
The Saskatchewan Band Association Awards program offers scholarships to students and recognizes distinguished band directors, administrators, and volunteers.
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.
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.
The Saskatchewan Band Association is a charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible.
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.
The SBA and SMEA partner to put on the Saskatchewan Junior and Intermediate Honour Bands in both the South and North parts of the province. The Junior and Intermediate Band program is designed to provide an enrichment experience for accomplished young musicians in our province. Students recommended for this program should be motivated and looking to achieve a new level of musical excellence.
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.
The SMC will be held in Saskatoon, November 17 – 19, 2016
The Saskatchewan Music Conference is an exciting annual event that brings the province’s music community together to network and develop their skills. The 2016 conference will take place in Saskatoon 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.
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.