Alberta Band Association


Alberta Band Association

ABA Provincial Festival of Bands 2016 | Red Deer College

Please note that the dates for the ABA Provincial Festival of Bands have been changed to May 9 – 19, 2016.

Alberta Band Association

ABA Provincial Festival of Bands 2015

Congratulations to the following Award winners:

2015 Superior Band Award winners

2015 Adjudicator’s Choice Award winners

Music Conference Alberta

October 22 – 24, 2015 | Red Deer, AB

Sheraton Hotel | Red Deer, AB

Music Conference Alberta is Alberta’s premier conference for music educators. The conference includes sessions designed for band directors, choral directors, elementary music teachers, and studio instructors. The conference is co-presented by the Alberta Band Association, the Alberta Choral Federation, and the Alberta Music Education Foundation, in collaboration with the Alberta Kodály Association, the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Alberta String Association, and the Alberta Guild of English Handbell Ringers.

Music Conference Alberta provides an opportunity for all participants to attend sessions and workshops on a wide variety of topics related to music and music education. In addition, conference delegates can attend concerts, master classes and social events designed to renew and inspire.

The conference is also host to a large Trade Fair which includes more than 40 exhibitors annually. Furthermore, Alberta's awards for music educators are presented at the banquet.

The Alberta Honour Bands

The Alberta Honour Bands

October 21 – 24, 2015 | Red Deer, AB


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Music Advocacy

Jack Stamp
Why Music Matters

Dr. Jack Stamp is Professor of Music, Chairperson of the Music Department and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in graduate conducting.

In this audio clip, Dr. Jack Stamp musically illustrates why music matters in life and in schools.