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 Educators' Association and the Coalition for Music Education in Canada.


For more information contact Chelsey Hiebert, MBA Executive Director, or a Board Member.


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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.

2020-2021 Marks our 44th Year of service to Manitoba Bands!



MBA Member Benefits:

  • 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



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