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Regina Band Camp - 2023 Highlights

Special Thanks & Recognition

SBA Band Camps are successful because of the care, support and dedication of many individuals, community groups and organizations. 

Sask Lotteries, SaskCulture, NAC and many others have helped to make the summer a success for Saskatchewan youth who love band. 

Thank you to the wonderful facilities that host our yearly camps.  The University of Regina, The University of Saskatchewan, and the Yorkdale Central School in Yorkton. All first rate facilities that allow the camps to run smoothly.

Here is a list of sponsors for summer band camps, we greatly appreciate all of the support!

  • Creative Kids
  • Yorkton Band Boosters
  • Regina Catholic Band Parent Association

The Regina Band Camp continued down the line in our incredible 2023 Band Camp Season! We had incredible participants from all over the province join for an great week of learning and playing with our sensational line up of instructors! Throughout the week, the participants got a chance to participate in full band, small ensemble, sectionals, theory and private lessons!

Our faculty put on recitals every day and they were a sight and sound to behold. Almost all of the faculty showed off fun, fan favourite pieces in either solos, duets, trios, or even an entire Saxophone ensemble!

The week ended with final concerts on July 28th. The Ensemble Concerts took place in the morning, and the Full Band Concerts in the afternoon. Both concerts showcased the students’ progress over the week under the direction of their ensemble teachers and Full Band Directors, Michelle Styles and Brent Pittman. The “A” Band, under the direction of Michelle Styles, premiered the new Youth-Inspired Band Composition at the afternoon’s Band Concert entitled Follow the First Wind, with 2 of the youth composers being performers in the "A" Band. 

This Composition, a new work by Saskatchewan Composer Paul Suchan, in partnership with youth composers from around the province, is part of the special Anniversary celebration of the SBA’s 40th Anniversary and the Regina Band Camp’s 30th Anniversary at the University of Regina. 

Click the link below to watch the CTV News at 5 broadcast from July 28th covering the 30th anniversary of the Regina Band Camp, our new composition titled Follow the First Wind written by Paul Suchan.

CTV Interview - Youth Composers & Follow the First Wind

Special Recognition - Bob Mossing Leadership Awards!

We had 4 more students from B band receive the Bob Mossing Youth Leadership Award! From left to right we have Gwendolyn Krieser, Samantha Ivan, Ada Liggett, and James Webb! The SBA hopes these incredible musical leaders will continue these practices in their own bands down the line!

The Winners of the Bob Mossing Awards from A band are...From left to right, Barrett Prochysen, Matthew Aleshechkin, and Oscar Olson!

In Their Own Words... Quotes from Participants

    • "The other people in band were super funny."
    • "I loved meeting new people and making new friends but most of all I loved the instructors, they helped me improve mentally and physically with my playing."
    • "The best Musical thing I learned was how to sight read because at my home band they taught us to just write the note names above the note."
    • "Everyone was kind and patient!"
    • "The best part of band camp was making a bunch of friends. "

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