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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 of music educators,

music students, community bands, industry partners and others who share our goals.

The MBA is affiliated with the Canadian Band Association, the Manitoba Music Educator's Association

and the Coalition for Music Education in Canada.


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 Red River Métis. 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.

Our Programs

Delivering Quality Programs for the Manitoba Band Community 


Established in 1989, band camp give students the opportunity to spend a week in August playing in full band rehearsals, sectionals, and more. Registration is now open for most camps - register today before spaces fill up!


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.


The MBA Mentorship Program is designed for you if you're in your first three years, or are new to teaching band. We'll pair you with a mentor who can help you plan your year, recommend classroom management tips, choose repertoire, suggest ideas for starting beginners, plan marking/report cards/parent teacher interviews, provide school visits, book buses for festivals, order chairs for concerts, plan a trip… the list is endless.


MBA's Holiday Tuba Festival (established 2002) provides an opportunity for tuba and euphonium players from across Manitoba to gather in December to perform a concert of carols on the Piano Nobile level of the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall for Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra patrons.

The Solo & Ensemble Festival is being re-evaluated; stay tuned for updates!

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Contact Info


Phone:  204-663-1226

​Address: Manitoba Band Association

121 Cathedral Ave
Winnipeg, MB
R2W 0W7

Charitable Registration No. 119030104 RR 0001

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