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2024 MBA Summer Band Camps

Registration is Now Open!

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 6 - 9, 2024

  • Prairie Brass Camp, U of M, Desautels Faculty of Music, August 6 - 9, 2024

  • Elmwood Camp, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute, August 12 - 16, 2024

  • Garden City Camp, École Seven Oaks Middle School, August 12 - 16, 2024

  • Fort Garry Camp, Vincent Massey Collegiate, August 12 - 16, 2024

  • Registration opening soon! St. James Camp, Location and Dates TBA

In Oakbank:

  • Oakbank Camp, Springfield Middle School, August 19 - 23, 2024

Activities vary from location to location and include some or all of the following: full band rehearsals, sectional instruction, small ensembles, masterclasses, ear training, rhythm training, sight reading, and a Friday evening public concert. Staff includes a camp 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.



Prairie Percussion

MBA Prairie Percussion Workshop

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.

Prairie Brass

MBA Prairie Brass Camp

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.

A limited number of $200 Bursaries are available for students who need financial assistance to attend camp. Made possible by the generosity of The Winnipeg Foundation, bursaries are administered on a first-come, first served basis based on need basis, prioritizing need, until all funds are distributed.  

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