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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 SBA demonstrates your support of band and the value it adds 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:

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As a registered charity, SBA relies on the support of volunteers and donors to help support our work.

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SK Government Releases Re-Open Roadmap


THANK YOU to Jeff Nelsen & Chuck Daellenbach - a great Tune Up Tuesday Spring Finale!

Jeff Nelsen / Chuck Daellenbach

Small Ensemble Playing, Music Selections, Performances and more!

May 4th @ 4pm


About: These 2 members of the famous Canadian Brass Quintet will be presenting on playing in a small ensemble: music selections, performances, life in a small ensemble, foibles and follies and triumphs, such as 2 command performances for the Queen! Ensemble playing is very timely since we can only have small ensembles at this point in time. As an added benefit, all participants in attendance during this live presentation will have their names placed into a draw for “one Canadian Brass Flex Pack for three” and the winner will be noticed by email how to access their Flex Pack winnings!

Special Bonus: All participants in attendance during this live presentation will have their names placed into a draw for “one Canadian Brass Flex Pack for three”! 

Chuck Daellenbach: Chuck Daellenbach has brought music, imagination and humour to Canadian Brass since the group was formed in 1970. Playing a key role in all of the group’s ground- breaking projects, world travels and on over 100 recordings, Chuck and his gold-plated & carbon fiber tuba are the bedrock of the massive Canadian Brass repertoire – from Baroque to jazz. As a teenager, Chuck began studies with legendary Chicago Symphony tuba player, Arnold Jacobs. After earning a Ph.D. at the age of 25 from the Eastman School of Music, Chuck headed north to teach at the University of Toronto. His academic plans were soon derailed when he met trombonist Gene Watts. Together they formed the Canadian Brass, which gave thousands of wonderful performances throughout the world over 5 decades.

Jeff Nelsen: One of the many Canadian pig-farm-raised magician horn players in the world, Jeff Nelsen has thrilled audiences and mentored students for over twenty years. After touring and recording with Canadian Brass for 8 years, Jeff has also performed concerti and chamber music on six continents, and in the horn sections of dozens of orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, and the Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Montreal, and St. Louis Symphonies. Currently, Jeff is professor of horn at the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and is the founder of Fearless Performance LLC, a company that focuses on training musicians and more to consistently perform their best.

Want to Make a Virtual Concert?


Let SBA Help!

Whether you are considering a full virtual concert like our virtual Holiday Concert or a audio only version of your band playing one favorite tune - let us help. 

Don't let technology hold you back.  With the support of the SBA's great recording and production team of Matt & Eric, your band(s) can just focus on the music.  There are a number of options and we are here to help you celebrate band in the way that is best for you.

Get started - let us know you would like help with a virtual band project .  Provide some of your initial thoughts by completing the form below:

 Virtual Concert Interest form  


3rd Report from Performing Arts Aerosol Study Released

The international coalition is pleased to be release the Performing Arts Aerosol Study's 3rd Report at 1pm on Friday November 13th.

New information being shared includes:

      • The latest written report (available as of November 13th)
                    • A one-page summary
                    • Aerosol Production and Mitigation Effects
                    • Efficacy of Bell Covers and Masks
                    • Keyhole Expellation of Aerosol
                    • Refined APS Data Sheets
                    • CFD Modeling of Small Ensemble Singers and Clarinets

To Access ALL of the newly released information, visit the Study's main page here:  Performing Arts Aerosol Study



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