OUR VISION

Celebrating Over 40 Years!

The Manitoba Band Association (1977) is a non-profit charitable organization which promotes the growth and development of band in Manitoba through regional and provincial programs and activities.

The organization is supported by a membership base of more than 400 music educators,

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

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

and the Coalition for Music Education in Canada.

For more information contact Chelsey Hiebert, MBA Executive Director.

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Music is an agent of hope. A dynamic and valuable device that helps up 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.

MANITOBA BAND ASSOCIATION

Innovative and outstanding band programs and ensembles since 1977.

 

 

OUR PROJECTS

Delivering Quality Programs to our

Members and their Ensembles

 
 
AWARDS

With over a dozen awards for MBA participants and members at all levels.

CHRISTMAS TUBA FESTIVAL

In conjunction with the WSO, a concert takes place each December at the Concert Hall.  Carols, Tubas, and a concert.

COMMUNITY BAND SKILLS WORKSHOP DAY

A full day of clinics and workshops dedicated to community band members learning new repertoire and techniques.

HONOUR CONCERT BANDS

Offering a Junior, Intermediate, & Senior Level Honour Band experience for students up to Grade 12 since 1978!

JAZZ 101 WORKSHOP

Held each year leading into the festival season, a Jazz Workshop on various topics ideal for any director working with jazz students.  Read More Here.

WINNIPEG'S CLASSIC 107 LEVEL ONE BAND FESTIVAL

Two Festivals each April for the developing bands offering Level 1A & 1B.  Performances, Clinics, and a band Basics session for each group. 

MANITOBA MUSIC CONFERENCE

Annual MMEA teacher conference each October encompasses clinics, workshops, MBA AGM and Luncheon, and so much more....

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Offering new band directors in theior first few years of teaching a chance to connect with a mentor and the mentorship program and our prelude conference.

WINNIPEG'S CLASSIC 107 CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL

Concert Band Festival offered each February at the Winnipeg Convention Centre stages.  International adjudicators, concerts, clinics, recordings since 1976.

WINNIPEG'S CLASSIC 107 JAZZ BAND FESTIVAL

Jazz Band Festival offered each February & March at the CCFM stage.  International adjudicators, concerts, clinics, recordings since 1976.

PRAIRIE PERCUSSION WORKSHOP

A summer program for all percussion students in middle and high school.  Students attend specialized classes in all areas of concert percussion as well as drum set and world percussion classes. 

REGIONAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Dedicated page for regional events, festivals, & honour bands.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP EVENTS

Workshops geared for music students in the areas of leadership, responsibility, mentorship and overall individual development.

SOLO & ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL

One of the MBA's longest running events dedicated to chamber and solos performances and clinics.  Geared for any age and open to groups up to 6 in number. 

 

SUMMER BAND CAMPS

Offering six band camps for students entering grades 6-10 each August. St. James, Fort Garry, Elmwood, Garden City, Oakbank, & Dauphin.

SUMMER JAZZ CAMP

U of M Summer Jazz Camp Experience each August is an exceptional jazz experience in Jazz & Improvisation.  

TAG DAYS

Annual awareness and fundraising events held across Manitoba.  Participants retain 95% of the proceeds and help connect the community to band programs.

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OUR ADDRESS

6-647 Nassau Street South, Winnipeg, MB Canada  R3L 2L7

Executive Director:  Chelsey Hiebert

​Email: mbband@shaw.ca
Tel:  204-663-1226

 

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