Level One Festival
Summer Band Camp
Solo & Ensemble Festival
Christmas Tuba Festival
Manitoba Honour Bands
Together with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra and Winnipeg Jazz Festival, the MBA will co-sponsor the 2014 Manitoba Honour Jazz Bands. The program will include a Junior, Intermediate and Senior Band. Recorded auditions are due on April 15, rehearsals will be held June 20-21, and the concert will be part of the Winnipeg Jazz Festival on June 22.
The MBA's annual provincial
honour band program (established 1976) provides an opportunity for outstanding junior, intermediate
and senior instrumentalists to gather for an enriching and inspiring
three-day concert band experience. Manitoba students are eligible
to audition for Manitoba's Honour Concert Bands. Students are selected on the
strength of their recorded audition which includes
several scales and two etudes.
The 2014/15 Senior Honour Band (for students in grade 9-12) will be held November 1 and 6-8, 2014. The concert will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Jubilee Place (180 Riverton Avenue, WInnipeg). Adults - $10; MBA members and students grade 9 and up - $5.
All 2013/14 honour bands will participate in the Winnipeg Symphony Orcherstra's Rising Stars concert on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
Those age 16-22 are encouraged to consider the Canadian Band Association's National Youth Band, a week-long event that will occur from May 3-11, 2014. The NYB audition deadline is November 29, 2013.
2012/13 Junior and Intermediate Honour Band Report
The 2013 Junior and Intermediate Honour Bands were a great success, capped by an excellent concert Saturday evening May 4 at North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church. Darryl Ferguson, band director at Acadia Junior High School, conducted the Junior Honour Band while Bill Kristjanson from Vincent Massey Collegiate conducted the Intermediate Honour Band. Both conductors worked wonders with their young charges in a very short period of time and the results at the concert were very impressive indeed! Darryl and Bill were challenging and inspiring and everyone learned a lot from their work. Congratulations to both conductors and to all the students!