ABOUT US/MEMBERSHIP

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 John Balsillie, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

The 2019/20 Year Marks our 43rd Year of service to Manitoba Bands.

Membership Join/Renew Here Today.

Membership renew each August.

Donate to MBA Projects Here!

2018 Winter Greetings From Robert Payne

Link to Membership Resources, Surveys, & Reports

MBA 2019/2020 Board of Directors

New Teachers in the Fall

(new to their school in blue highlight)

 

 

 

 
  • an opportunity for you and/or your students to participate in more than two dozen 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 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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