The Answer is in the Room

Connect with the MBA community from the comfort and safety of your home!

Upcoming Sessions


The MBA invites you to “The Answer is in the Room” – an informal weekly meetup for band teachers to connect and reflect with each other, hosted by Janet Yochim and Bill Kristjanson. You are encouraged to bring your questions for those who have expertise, and your expertise for those who have questions! These sessions will be recorded, but not posted. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. Looking forward to seeing you on Zoom!

  • May 20, 2021 @ 7:30pm - Town Hall


The MBA is launching a new initiative that addresses the concerns of Manitoba band directors as they work to re-build and rejuvenate Manitoba bands following the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Registration Coming Soon


Past Zoom Sessions

  • Scott Lang Recruitment

  • Fraser Linklater Resources

  • Victoria Sparks Percussion Ensemble

  • Jenn, Sarah, & Matt Classroom Reflections

  • Vanessa Nowostawski Classroom Reflections

  • Rob ChrolClassroom Reflections

  • Wendy Bancescu Choose Joy

  • Jacquie Dawson Bell Covers

  • Cheryl & Darryl Ferguson • Will They Be There When This is All Over? Recruitment and Retention

  • Alexis Silver & Greg Crowe •  Self-care, and a little bit more….

  • Wendy Zander McCallum •  Systematic Preparation for Instrumental Instruction

  • Erin, Brooklyn, Graydon, Meaghan, & Anna • Embracing the Awkward Family Photo: A Portrait of Collaboration

  • Alain Guilmette & Matt Abraham • Tales from the Back Row

  • Darrell ChrispNurturing Community in Your Band Program

Past session recordings are available to MBA Members here!

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