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.
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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.
The 2020/21 Year Marks our 44th Year of service to Manitoba Bands.
Membership Join/Renew Here Today.
Membership renew each August.
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be connected to a strong and vibrant community
an opportunity for you and/or your students to participate in more than two dozen programs
and opportunity to become further involved in Band activities in Manitoba & Canada
access to resources, research, professional development, & networks vital to Band programs
reduced admission to MBA concerts and programs
a listing in the MBA online Private Teacher Directory
a subscription to MBA's weekly Enews
participation in MBA's Mentorship Program
access to the MBA Directory listing the names and contact information for all MBA members
membership in the Canadian Band Association
a subscription to the CBA national journal, Canadian Winds
reduced audition fees for the National Youth Band
membership in the Manitoba Music Educator's Association
reduced Manitoba Music Conference registration fee
reduced subscription fee for the Canadian Music Educator's Association quarterly Journal
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1977 - Monty Schoen
1978 - Monty Schoen
1979 - Jim Mackay
1980 - Jim Mackay
1981 - Mary Carlson
1982 - Mary Carlson
1983 - Orvin Anderson
1984 - Teresa Lee
1985 - Paul Paterson
1986 - Mary Carlson
1987 - Eilene Paterson
1988 - Eilene Paterson
1989 - Flavio Cianflone
1990 - Flavio Cianflone
1991 - Bob Miller
1992 - Jim Mackay
1993 - Jim Mackay
1994 - Robert Payne
1995 - Robert Payne
1996 - Teresa Lee
1997 - Teresa Lee
1998 - Teresa Lee
1999 - Patsy Andrews-Vert
2000 - Patsy Andrews-Vert
2001 - Patsy Andrews-Vert
2002 - Robert Houston
2003 - Robert Houston
2004 - Jacquie Dawson
2005 - Jacquie Dawson
2006 - Wendy McCallum
2007 - Wendy McCallum
2008 - Wendy McCallum
2009 - Wendy McCallum
2010 - Janet Yochim
2011 - Janet Yochim
2012 - Janet Yochim
2013 - Janet Yochim
2014 - Blaine Workman
2015 - Robert Payne
2016 - Robert Payne
2017 - Robert Payne
2018 - Robert Payne
2019 - Cheri Foster
2020 - Cheri Foster