MBA's oldest initiative (established 1977) is an adjudicated non-competitive festival which offers a performance setting for woodwind, brass and percussion players. Each performance slot is 10 minutes long and includes a verbal adjudication. Participants perform as a soloist or in ensembles of up to six members. Music is selected by the participants. Piano accompaniment is optional. Participants also receive written comments and a certificate of participation.  The annual festival is held in January in Winnipeg.  Chloé Plamondon is currently the chair of this special project for the MBA.


Solo & Ensemble Festival 
Thursday, January 23, 2020


Bethel Mennonite Church
(465 Stafford St, Winnipeg)



Registration Deadline is Wednesday November 27th, 2019.

Schedule will be posted in late December.

Please submit one form per ensemble as they are used

as the adjudication forms at the festival.

Registration Form in PDF

Registration Form in Word

Revised Schedule January 20, 2020




In January 2017, 2018, & 2019 numerous ensembles performed on Winnipeg's Classic 107 Radio.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity

on Winnipeg Classic 107, please contact Vanessa!