The ABA Wind Symphony
October 20 – 22, 2016 | Banff (at The Banff Centre)
The Alberta Band Association is pleased to announce some considerable changes to a cornerstone program of the ABA, the Alberta Honour Band. These changes come after discussions with and feedback from members of the ABA. It is hoped that this new format for applying will encourage more students to participate in this exceptional musical experience.
Here are the changes being made:
- The name of the ensemble is now the Alberta Band Association Wind Symphony.
- Auditions are no longer required. Instead, we will accept students based upon teacher recommendation, a system that we have been using for years with great success in our Junior High Honour Band program.
- All high school students, including those currently in Grade 12, are eligible to participate.
- A pre-rehearsal will take place before students meet with the guest conductor to better prepare them for the experience.
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