Level One Festival
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Manitoba Honour Bands
Together with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra and TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, the MBA will co-sponsor the 2015 Manitoba Honour Jazz Bands. The program will include a Junior and Senior Band. Recorded auditions are due on April 15, rehearsals will be held in late June, and the concert will be part of the 2015 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.
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 2015 Junior Honour Band (for students up to grade 8) and Intermediate Honour Band (grade 9 & 10) will be held April 18 or 25 and April 30 - May 2, 2015. The concert will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm at North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church (1315 Gateway at Springfield, WInnipeg). Adults - $10; MBA members and students grade 9 and up - $5.
Those age 16-22 are encouraged to consider the Canadian Band Association's National Youth Band, a week-long event that will occur in May 2015 in Toronto. The NYB audition deadline is November 30, 2014.