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The National Youth Band of Canada is coming to Saskatchewan!

The SBA is pleased to host NYB participants from across the country May 7 - 13, 2023!

SAVE THE DATE: NYB concerts for school groups & communities will be held in:

Moose Jaw – May 10th, 2023

Yorkton – May 11th, 2023

Regina – May 12th, 2023

The week will conclude with a Gala Concert on May 12th, 2023 @ 7:00pm in Regina

We cannot wait to see you at this wonderful event!

The Saskatchewan Orchestral Association Honours Wayne Towes

The SBA would like to congratulate Wayne Toes who was recently honoured by the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association.

Wayne is one of the founders of the SOA, served as a board member for 36 years, and was music director of the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra for 25 years. During this time, he worked and collaborated with many orchestras, created and ran workshops, and created numerous other orchestras and groups across Saskatchewan. 

Wayne has been involved with the SBA for many years, and we are extremely proud to see him receive this recognition. 

Congratulations Wayne!

2022 Saskatchewan Music Award Nominees

Congratulations to SBA member Brent Ghiglione for his 2022 Saskatchewan Music Award nominations for both the Music Professional of the Year AND Industry Achievement categories!

The Industry Achievement category recognizes excellence by those helping to build the community and music industry in the province, and in the provision of skills and services.

Even MORE to celebrate...

Congratulations as well to Spencer Krips for also being nominated in two 2022 Saskatchewan Music Award categories: Experimental or Contemporary Artist of the Year AND Instrumental Artist of the Year

Congratulations Brent and Spencer!

SBA Hosts Saskatchewan Youth Band -  Junior & Intermediate !

The SBA is proud to coordinate this special event for southern Saskatchewan students the weekend of March 17th & 18th, 2023 in Regina. 

Band Directors will receive a special invitation to nominate grade 7 & 8 students for the Junior Band, and grade 9 & 10 students for the Intermediate Band.

We are very excited to see the return of this amazing program! 

For more details visit:  Honour Bands

Auditions Now Open for 2023 Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra

MusicFest Canada "The Nationals" in partnership with the NAC is pleased to announce auditions are now being accepted for the 2023 Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra!

Send your audition for the first in-person festival in three years this May 14-19, 2023 in Niagara Falls.  Students can learn more details about how to audition for all of the DWCWO programs HERE

Auditions close January 29th, 2023. The fee for successful applicants is $50. 

SBA Partnership with NAC

The SBA is pleased to announce a partnership with the National Arts Centre (NAC) and its Music Alive program! The NAC's Music Alive program has provided support to rural and remote band programs in Saskatchewan for a number of years. 

Both the SBA and the NAC look forward to this partnership helping to expand the reach and support provided to band directors and developing band musicians. The partnership helps support  SBA's summer initiatives such as Band in the Park and our online Master Classes and Instrument Repair sessions.

Stay tuned for ongoing updates and new initiatives made possible with this fantastic partnership. 

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