Manitoba Honour Bands

Jazz Band

2013 Report & Photos

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.


Concert Band

Conductor and Repertoire History

2013 Senior Honour Band Report & Photos

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 2013/14 Junior Honour Band (for students up to grade 8) and Intermediate Honour Band (grade 9 & 10) will be held May 3 and 8-10, 2014. The concert will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 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.

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.

 JUNIOR

 INTERMEDIATE

 SENIOR

2014 Application Form

2014 Application Form

2014 Application Form (posted in May)

Scales

 Scales

 Scales

2014 Etudes

 2014 Etudes

 2014 Etudes

2014 Members

 2014 Members

2013 Members
   
   
   
   
   
9. Symbiopholie (Senior Honour Band)
   
   
11. Rest (SHB)
   

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!

Repertoire performed by the Junior Honour Band included:
•  Poet and Peasant Overture — Franz von Suppé / Mark Williams
•  Odysseus and the Sirens — Dana Wilson
•  At Water’s Edge — Gary Gilroy
•  Kentucky 1800 — Clare Grundman
•  Go (Galop) — Henry Fillmore
 
Repertoire performed by the Intermediate Honour Band included:
•  Fanfare Prelude on the Italian Hymn — James Curnow
•  Salvation is Created — Pavel Tchesnokoff / Bruce Houseknecht
•  Emperata Overture — Claude T. Smith
•  Acrostic Song — David Del Tredici / Marc Spede
Thundercrest March — Eric Sterling

My sincere thanks go out to all the many volunteers who helped make this event the success it was, especially to Jen Watson and Cheryl Ferguson.  Special thanks are also due to St. John’s Music, Mark Sawatzky and the folks at Elmwood High School, to the U of M Faculty of Music and to Ross Brownlee for acting as MC.  - Fraser Linklater, Honour Band Chairperson