2021 Flexible Family of Festivals

The Manitoba Band Association festivals are a tradition that dates back to 1976. Over the past 40+ years, this family of festivals has grown to include:

  • Concert Band Festival

  • Jazz Band Festival

  • Level One Festival

  • Solo & Ensemble Festival

Given the circumstances this year, the MBA has created a Flexible Family of Festivals experience. Open to all levels, sizes, and types of ensembles, this format allows participants to choose their experience type, all of which provide an opportunity to receive performance adjudication safely under current health directives.

 

Option A – Pre-Recorded Ensemble Submission

 

Ensembles (2+ participants) submit a pre-recorded video (digitally combined parts accepted) for written adjudication. Submission can be made any time before June 12, 2021, and adjudication will be provided within 2 weeks of submission.

 

For an additional fee, ensembles can request a follow up online workshop with their adjudicator.

 

Cost:

  • $50 entry fee (members)

  • $60 entry fee (non-members)

  • Optional additional $50 workshop fee (members)

  • Optional additional $60 workshop fee (non-members)

 

 

Option B – Video Showing for Real Time Adjudication  

 

An opportunity for individuals or ensembles to share a pre-recorded video performance (digitally combined parts accepted) with an adjudicator, followed by a real-time adjudication. Participants will attend a 15-minute Zoom session where they will play their video for their adjudicator and receive feedback. All members of an ensemble are expected to be present. Choose your own date (4 entry minimum).

 

Cost:

  • $15 solo entry (member)

  • $25 solo entry (non-member)

  • $25 ensemble entry (member)

  • $35 ensemble entry (non-member)

 

 

Option C – Real-Time Virtual Performance for Adjudication  

 

An opportunity for individuals or ensembles to perform in real-time on Zoom for an adjudicator. Participants will attend a 15-minute Zoom session where their performance will be followed by feedback from the adjudicator. Choose your own date (4 entry minimum).

 

Cost:

  • $15 solo entry (member)

  • $25 solo entry (non-member)

  • $25 ensemble entry (member)

  • $35 ensemble entry (non-member)

 

 

Option D – Create Your Own Experience

 

Contact the MBA office, mbband@shaw.ca, to design a custom experience for your program/ensemble.

 

Cost:

  • TBD based on required resources and membership status

Please contact the MBA office, mbband@shaw.ca or 204-663-1226, if you would like to discuss your options.