AWARDS & RECOGNITION

The Award of Distinction is presented at the association's annual general meeting. The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to music education in Manitoba. A committee, consisting of a chairperson from the Executive and two other Board members select the recipient. MBA members are encouraged to complete a NOMINATION FORM. Submission deadline - June 15.

 


An Outstanding Administrator is recognized at the MBA's annual general meeting. The award honours a current school administrator (Principal, Vice-Principal, Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent) who has made an outstanding contribution to music education in Manitoba. A committee, consisting of a chairperson from the Executive and two other Board members select the recipient. MBA members are encouraged to complete a NOMINATION FORM. Submission deadline - June 15.

     2005 - Patt Roberts, Vice Principal, Charleswood Junior High School
     2006 - Jim Tomes, Principal, Lincoln Middle School
     2007 - Blaine Veitch, Superintendent, Flin Flon School Division
     2008 - Terry Borys, Superintendent, Louis Riel School Division
     2009 - Rick Martin, Principal, Vincent Massey Collegiate
     2010 - Mark Keown, Principal, Virden Junior High School 
     2011 - Walter Itson, Vice Principal, R. D. Parker Collegiate
     2012 - John Karras, Principal, Fort Richmond Collegiate
     2013 - Irene Nordheim, Principal, Glenlwan Collegiate
     2014 - Michelle Lawrence, Principal, Westdale School
     2015 - Lydia Hedrich, Assistant Superintendent, Seven Oaks School Division
     2016 - Diana Posthumus, Principal, River East Collegiate

     2017 - Scott Jantzen & Carrie Friesen, Principal & Vice-Principal, Garden Valley Collegiate 

     2018 - Bob Hummelt, Principal, Westgate Mennonite Collegiate

     2019 - Janice Bonner, Vice Principal, R. D. Parker Collegiate

An Honourary Membership is conferred by the Board upon those who have rendered notable service to the MBA or to the advancement of band in Manitoba. Recipients have included Bob Corbett (d), George Douglas (d), and Don Green (d).

The Long Service Award recognizes those MBA members who have taught band in Manitoba schools for 20 years. This award is presented at the MBA Annual General Meeting.

   1998 - Mark Christianson, Flavio Cianflone, Fred Paul Merrett, Jane Paulson, Gary Pollard, Ross Shaver, ConnieTurner
   1999 - Orvin Anderson, Tim Lawson, Jim Mackay, Chris McConnell, Bob Miller, Judy Page, Eilene Paterson, Rod Wiedman
   2000 - Rian Cooper, Eric Hemmerling, Carolyn Hudson, Jean Lawson, Vic Loewen, Ray McClelland, Carol Ross-Harms,

               Phil Winkless
   2001 - Brent Campbell, Don Horbas, Blaine Workman
   2002 - Ken Hudson, Bill Kristjanson, Marlene Stephen, Mark Waldera, Donna Wyryha
   2003 - Klaus Froese, Earl Isaak, Murray Lawrance, Paul Moen, Mario Viegas
   2004 - Marilyn Bourbonnais, Barb Dowsett, Dwayne Schott, Bev Walker, Julie Husband, Doug Molnar, Grant Page
   2005 - Paul Cerilli, Jo-Anne Gibson
   2006 - Warren Hart, Nancy Horobetz, Eric Marshall
   2007 - Phil Corrin, Janet Driver, Hubert Grenier, Virginia Helmer, Andrew Klassen, Jeff Kula, Robert Payne
   2008 - Jerry Markley, Teresa Lee
   2009 - Bev Betz, Doug Breckman, Dennis Dekleva, Paul Graham, Greg Kostyra, Brian Leclair, Lesley Meunier,

               Heather Penno, Janet Yochim 
   2010 - Patsy Andrews-Vert, Harold Epp, Joanne Karlowsky, D. Jay Oakes-Munro, Stewart Smith, Liana Rattai, Martyn Snell 
   2011 - Lynda Thompson, Trevor Uruski, Deborah Wallace
   2012 - Colleen Chamberlin 
   2013 - Teph Clink, Mark Matejka, Kevin Monaghan 
   2014 - Michael Brandon, Pamella Martinson, Rob Monson 
   2015 - Greg Edwards, Maureen Ferly, Jeff Johnson, Leslie MacCorby 
   2016 - Steven Howes, Finn Johnson, Darren Ritchie, Sharon Wall

   2017 - Darrell Chrisp, Brady Gill, Ken Gold, Kathy Lalonde, Jacklyn Loganberg, & Lincoln Wiebe

   2018 - Lynda Canto, Marty Cashin, Heather Clarke, Chantal Courcelles Lancaster, Harold Epp, Janet Giese, Kathy Lalonde,

                John Martens, Vickie Milliken, Jeff Reynolds, & Art Zuke.

   2019 - Greg Crowe, & Beth Hiebert

  

MBA Retirement Award - The contribution of MBA members who have recently retired is acknowledged at the Annual General Meeting.

The Ken Epp Professional Development Award - "Ken Epp was the Executive Director for the Manitoba Band Association from 1986 to 2014, and had a profound impact on band and music education in Manitoba and across Canada.  This award/grant, started in 2017, is for a young teacher in their first few years of band instruction in Manitoba.  Application Form and Information!  

     2017 - Derek Klassen

     2018 - John Hodge

     2019 - Ryan Wehrle

Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals - The MBA donates $100 to the winner of the woodwind or brass class at the AMAF Provincial Finals. The festival features winners from AMAF's regional festivals. Past MBA scholarship winners include:

The International Music Camp awards a half scholarship to a member of each of the provincial Junior, Intermediate and Senior Honour bands. The recipients are chosen by random draw.

The Marlene Stephen Memorial Leadership Award is open to grade 12 students who exhibit strong leadership skills and contribute to the overall culture of the band program in their school and community.  Nominees must demonstrate strong organizational skills and a positive conviction about music and life as a whole.  Candidates will distinguish themselves by the volunteer time and effort they give to music and other activities in their school and community. MBA members are invited to submit a nomination by completing the NOMINATION FORM and including a supporting statement (at least 400 words) outlining how the candidate meets the eligibility criteria. The $300 award will be presented at the MBA luncheon at the Manitoba Music Conference.  The award is to be used for private music instruction, tuition for a university music education or performance degree, or a purpose as proposed by the student and approved by the awards committee. Submission deadline - September 30.

 

     2010 - Heather Jonasson, Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
     2011 - Tess Nesca, Fort Richmond Collegiate
     2012 - Erin Leathers, Glenlawn Collegiate
     2013 - Michelle Archibald, Killarney School
     2014 - Alyssah Poiron, Collège Pierre Elliott Trudeau 
     2015 - Carla Bajus, Collège Jean Sauvé 
     2016 - Erin Roulston, Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

     2017 - Mikylo Odut, Hapnot Collegiate

     2018 - Miona Milovanovic, River East Collegiate

     2019 - Emily Lange, Shaftesbury High School

 

Any National Youth Band members from Manitoba may be eligible to apply to the MBA for financial assistance provided by the Manitoba Arts Council. 

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1988 - Muriel Milgrom

1989 - Mary Carlson 

1990 - Eilene Paterson

1991 - Jane Paulson

1992 - Connie Turner 

1993 - Art Buss

1994 - George Douglas

1995 - Edward Lujan

1996 - Brent Campbell

1997 - Tony Klein

1998 - Marlene Stephen

1999 - Teresa Lee

2000 - Ken Epp

2001 - Jim Mackay

2002 - Fraser Linklater

2003 - Orvin Anderson

2004 - Bob Miller

2005 - Bill Kristjanson

2006 - Joe Alme

2007 - Bert Kroeker

2008 - Laurel Ridd

2009 - William Gordon

2010 - John Balsillie 

2011 - Tricia Howe

2012 - Wendy McCallum

2013 - Cheryl Ferguson 

2014 - Eric Marshall

2015 - Jacquie Dawson

2016 - Janet Yochim

2017 - Andrew Klassen

2018 - Judy Giesbrecht

2019 - Robert Payne

1986 - David Hawkins

1987 - Jennifer Duncan

1988 - Mark Loewen

1989 - Mariko Boorberg

1990 - Kathy Byrne

1991 - Roger Mantie

1992 - Kim Ruhr

1993 - Melody McKnight

1994 - Michael Hughes

1995 - Claire Chapman

1996 - Derek Zeilstra

1997 - Rebecca Simpson

1998 - Kristen Myers

1999 - Sara Hahn

2000 - No Recipient

2001 - No Recipient

2002 - Haley Rempel

2003 - Amanda Schenstead

2004 - Jessica Bernardin

2005 - Katherine Yeo

2006 - Erin Bedford

2007 - Tracy Wood

2008 - U of M Sax Quartet

2009 - Tara Munikar

2010 - Bryanna Down

2011 - Jaena Kim

2012 - Juno Sohn

2013 - Mollin Balisi 

2014 - Benjamin Liu 

2015 - Jennifer Arcand

2016 - Stevie Onyshko

2017 - Morgan Sawchyn

2018 - Stevie Onyshko

2019 - Sam Ferguson

 
 

The Ken Epp Summer Band Camp Character Award- "Ken Epp was the Executive Director for the Manitoba Band Association from 1986 to 2014, and had a profound impact on band and music education in Manitoba and across Canada. This prestigious award recognizes a summer band camper who embodies and exemplifies the character of Ken Epp. The award was established so that Manitoba band students would continue to recognize and appreciate the impact Ken had on band and music education for years to come. This award is not a performance award, but rather, it is for the camper who possesses many of the character traits of Ken Epp. The word cloud developed by Terèsa Lee in 2014 defines many of these characteristics, and serves as a guide when choosing a recipient."

St. James Camp

 

2016 - Cole Ramores

2017 - Winters Biggs-Engel

2018 - Braeden Blackham

2019 - Fred Schellengberg

Elmwood Camp

 

2016 - Emily Klassen

2017 - Brady Punton

2018 - S. & T. Stevens

2019 - Jordan Stevens

Fort Garry Camp

 

2016 - Matthew Brady

2017 - Sascha Modha

2018 - Rachelle Lambert

2019 - Tobin Montgomery

Oakbank Camp

 

2016 - Shayla Marques

2017 - Chloé Franklin

2018 - Jordan Dust

2019 - Jura McIlraith

Garden City Camp

 

2016 - Michael Ross

2017 - Justin Batin

2018 - Anika Thapar

2019 - Alexander Henwood

Dauphin Camp

 

2016 - Anya Jackson

2017 - Amaya Sydor

2018 - Morgan Sametz

2019 - Rhea Amendt

Prairie Percussion Workshop

 

2017 - Sage Stoyanowski

2018 - Awab Jelani

2019 - Alexandra Waxman

Summer Jazz

Camp

 

2018 - Emma Lewis

2019 -

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