MANITOBA HONOUR CONCERT BANDS
The MBA's annual provincial honour band program (established 1976) provides an opportunity for outstanding junior, intermediate and senior instrumentalists to gather for an enriching and inspiring three-day concert band experience. Manitoba students are eligible to audition for Manitoba's Honour Concert Bands. Students are selected on the strength of their recorded audition which includes several scales and two etudes.
If you have questions please contact our Honour Band Administrator, Cheryl Ferguson.
The 2019 Senior Honour Band (for students in grade 9-12) will be held Nov 2 (University of Manitoba) and November 7 - 9, 2019 (Jubilee Place). The concert will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Jubilee Place (180 Riverton Avenue, Winnipeg). Adults - $10; MBA members & students grade 9 and up - $5.
Auditions open June 1 till Wednesday September 25, 2019 at 8:00PM.
The 2020 Junior Honour Band (for students up to grade 8) and the 2020 Intermediate Honour Band (grade 9 & 10) will be held May 2 and May 7 - 9, 2020. The concert will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm at Garden City Collegiate (711 Jefferson Avenue, Winnipeg). Adults - $10; MBA members & students grade 9 and up - $5.
Auditions close Monday March 2, 2020 at 10:00 PM.
2020 National Youth Band of Canada. Those age 16-22 are encouraged to consider the Canadian Band Association's National Youth Band, an event that will take place from April 26 - May 3, 2020 in Nova Scotia conducted by Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and Yamaha Guest Soloist, TBA.
The audition deadline is Wednesday November 27, 2019. NYB 2020 Audition Poster