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Thank you for visiting the SBA Website!  To help during COVID-19 we have reorganized our main page to ensure important, time sensitive information is at the top.  In the interest of public safety, the SBA office is currently closed, but our staff team is working virtually and we will do our best to keep the great Saskatchewan Band community connected during these challenging times.

If you need to reach us or wish to be added to our eNews and other special information messaging please email Sandra at info@saskband.org or by phone at (306) 993-9729 or on our mobile (306)551- BAND (2263).


FREE access to SBA Online Band Resources!

Missing Band while stuck at home?  Want to keep playing but need to be inspired or given some new ideas?  SBA is here for you!  

We have wonderful Band clinicians contributing outstanding videos to help keep all band musicians inspired and practicing while social distancing.  Access to the video series is FREE.  To ensure we keep you in the loop as new resources are posted and new online opportunities emerge be sure to SIGN UP today.  You will receive your personal access link as soon as you sign up.

Band students - sign up HERE for FREE to be given access to our resources as they are created.

Band Directors/Instructors - sign up HERE  

NEW: Adult Musicians/ Community Band Members - sign up  HERE 

NEW videos are being posted each week. 

We are also pleased to provide you with immediate access to the 2 videos below by Dean McNeill.  The first video provides tips to help musicians get the most from their practice time.  The second is specifically developed for all brass players ... and will be appreciated by family and neighbours at this time!

Click on either video below to watch them NOW.





Become a STAR - SBA I LOVE Band Video Contest

You have been watching lots of video clips - now YOU can star in one!  

SBA invites anyone who loves band to submit a 30 second video clip ... sharing why they love Band.  The contest is open to band students, band parents, grandparents, community band musicians, band directors...if you love band you can contribute.

The clips will contibute to fun promotional videos that will help encourage new students to consider band in the fall.

For more information and details on PRIZES visit our News & Events  page.



Mr. Greg McLean playing in Kenosee Lake Band Camp Faculty Ensemble



Mr. Greg McLean

The Saskatchewan Band Association wishes to extend our sincerest sympathies to the McLean family on their sad loss.  On April 25, Greg passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.  Greg was a dedicated champion of band and was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Band Association.  His passion inspired Band Directors around the province and encouraged countless young musicians in Swift Current and at many SBA Band Camps, Honour Bands, Band Festivals etc.

Greg's family shared the following message "Greg's exceptional career and his passionate personality have had a lasting impact on his family, friends, colleagues, and students. His absence will be profound, but our memories of Greg will never be forgotten. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date. At that time, we look forward to you joining us in celebration of his life.

Marcia, Brendan, Kelsea and Alex, Taylor"

link to CBC interview  with Brent Ghiglione



Inspirational Video

A beautiful composition to honour healthcare workers around the world.  Music performed by 32 international trumpeters, including a number of Canadians (and Saskatchewan's Karen Donnelly and Al Muirhead).

Great music, wonderful musicians... all coming together while apart!







CANCELLATIONS

As of APRIL 20, 2020

The Following Band Related Programs & Events have been

CANCELLED

    • SBA JULY 2020 Band Camps - unfortunately, we have had to officially cancel the Prairielands Jazz Camp and both the Regina and Yorkton Band Camps for 2020.  
    • Saskatchewan Jazz Festival - originally scheduled for July 3 - 12 in Saskatoon has been postponed indefinitely
    • ALL music festivals have been cancelled by the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (SMFA) - effective immediately.
    • NYB (National Youth Band) 2020 - scheduled for May in Nova Scotia - cancelled
    • Moose Jaw Band and Choral Festival - scheduled for May 11 - 14 - Cancelled
    • Springfest Music (Band) Festival - scheduled for May - Cancelled

ABOUT THE SBA

Established in 1983, the Saskatchewan Band Association is a registered charity dedicated to the development and promotion of Band music throughout the province.

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, band parent associations, students, and education institutions.   

Membership in the Saskatchewan Band Association demonstrates your support of band and the value it add to the cultural fabric of our communities.   Together we present a strong, collective voice, both provincially and nationally, on issues affecting Saskatchewan bands and the Saskatchewan community .

Show your support for band, consider becoming an SBA Member today.  For more information:

Click Here

Our Programs & Services

We are proud of the many programs and services we offer and add to the list regularly.  Here are a few programs you may want to learn more about:

Summer Band Camps - we offer week-long day camps as well as one residential camp, staffed by professional educators & expert musicians.

SBA Member Funding - we provide support to community bands, special projects and  band festivals.

Honour Bands -  Junior & Intermediate Honour Bands provide an enrichment experience for accomplished young musicians .

Concerts & Other Band News - consider us your one stop shop for band events.



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