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Announcing MBA 2023 Summer Band Camps!

The Manitoba Band Association is proud to bring you the following summer band camps:

In Winnipeg:

  • Prairie Percussion Workshop, U of M, Desautels Faculty of Music, August 8-11, 2023

  • NEW! Prairie Brass Camp, U of M, Desautels Faculty of Music, August 8-11, 2023

  • Elmwood Camp, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, August 13-18, 2023

  • Fort Garry Camp, Vincent Massey Collegiate, August 14-18, 2023

  • Garden City Camp, Garden City Collegiate, August 21-25, 2023

  • St. James Camp: Please note that the St. James Summer Camp is full and
    no longer accepting registrations.

In Oakbank:

  • Oakbank Camp, Springfield Middle School, August 21-25, 2023

Activities vary from location to location and include some or all of the following: full band rehearsals, sectional instruction, small ensembles, master classes, ear training, rhythm training, sight reading, and a Friday evening public concert. Staff includes a coordinator, guest conductor and instrumental specialists. The student/staff ratio is approximately 8:1. These camps are geared towards students in grades 6-10, provided they have one year of musical training. All Summer Band Camp sessions run approximately 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.


Registration fees:
$225 until June 30, 2023 - $250 after June 30, 2023


Please note: all bursaries for 2023 summer camps have been distributed

Bursaries - This opportunity has been made possible by the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation through their Camp & Summer Program Grant. We are able to offer a $200 bursary* to any student who would otherwise not be able to attend camp. A brief application is required.


* Bursaries will be given on a first come, first served basis until the full grant amount is distributed


Payment options:

All campers are asked to submit this form online and submit payment via:


Cheque: Cheques should be sent to:

Manitoba Band Association
PO Box 66031
Winnipeg RPO Unicity
R3K 2E7


Or E-transfer: 

Please send registration fee along with camper's name to

Registration fees are refundable less a $65 cancellation fee if cancelled by June 30, 2023. Fees are non-refundable after June 30, 2023. 

MBA Prairie Percussion Workshop

Prairie Percussion

The MBA Prairie Percussion Workshop is a summer program for all percussion students in middle and high school.  Students attend specialized classes in all areas of concert percussion (keyboard, timpani, snare drum, and auxiliary) as well as drum set and world percussion classes.  A performance of the percussion ensemble groups organized by their levels of experience takes place at the end of the week. This camp is geared towards students in grades 6-12, provided they have one year of musical training.

NEW! MBA Prairie Brass Workshop

Prairie Brass

This year we are delighted to announce that the MBA PPW will be adding the MBA Prairie Brass Camp to the week! Focusing instruction on brass techniques and performance, this camp welcomes students to join instructors from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra brass section along with faculty members from the Desautels Faculty of Music. Sessions will be a combination of instrument specific masterclasses and small ensembles. Ensembles will be formed based on a mix of instrumentation and level of experience.  This camp is geared towards students in grade 6-12 with a minimum of one year experience on a brass instrument.

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