Formed in 1977, the Manitoba Band Association is a non-profit charitable organization which fosters, promotes and encourages the establishment, growth and development of bands and band activity in Manitoba.
We are supported by a membership base of more than 300 music educators,
music students, community bands, industry partners and others who share our goals.
Innovative and outstanding band programs and ensembles since 1977.
2023-2024 marks our 47th year of serving the Manitoba band community!
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Music is an agent of hope. A dynamic and valuable device that helps us to heal and to bring us together. The First Peoples of Canada understood this and used music to reunite, resolve and reconcile. In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that MBA activities take place on Treaty Territory – land that was maintained and earnestly cared for by Indigenous peoples before European settlement. Manitoba is the original lands of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and is the homeland of the Métis Nation. We acknowledge that Winnipeg benefits daily from Treaty 3 water that comes from Shoal Lake 40. It is with sincere sentiment that we recognize the mistakes of our recent and distant past. In working towards a Canada that benefits us all, we commit to seeking a greater understanding of Canada’s diverse cultural relationships through continued work with Indigenous communities; we commit to live in ways that honour and respect the treaties that were made on these territories; and we commit to stewarding the land in harmony for all who will come after us.
Delivering Quality Programs to our Members and their Ensembles
Over a dozen awards for MBA participants and members at all levels.
Offering a Junior, Intermediate, & Senior Level Honour Band experience for students up to Grade 12 since 1978!
Open to all levels, sizes, and types of ensembles, participants can choose a format that works for them.
Established in 1989, band camp give students the opportunity to spend a week in August playing in full band rehearsals, sectionals, and more!
An opportunity for students to receive online coaching, and win a free lesson!