Alberta Band Association

Alberta Band Association

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THE ALBERTA JUNIOR HONOUR BANDS


There are two Alberta Junior Honour Bands — north and south. Held in conjunction with respective teachers’ conventions in Edmonton and Calgary, the junior honour bands provide an advanced performance experience for Alberta’s top Junior High and Middle School students. Leading music educators in the province guide the students through three days of fun and intensive rehearsals.

The experience culminates in a concert performance that the students have prepared in rehearsal.

Selection Procedures

Selection of candidates at the deadline date is dependent on appropriate instrumentation and the director’s evaluation and comments. Where there is an abundance of a particular instrument with several capable players, a “lottery” may be necessary. Category “A” students may not necessarily receive first chair placements. Where there is a lack of players, it may be necessary to call upon school programs and solicit players to fill sections. Wherever possible, regional representation will be considered.

With procedures listed above we endeavor to select students in the most fair and unbiased way possible and at the same time, to foster a good rehearsal experience by providing for the band members and the guest conductor the best possible instrumentation.

**An important reminder: due to insurance liability issues, the ABA is not able to offer accommodation to students, so for those participants traveling from outside of Edmonton or Calgary, you are responsible for arranging your own travel and accommodation if required. We will simply expect your arrival at the scheduled rehearsals.


Southern Alberta Junior Honour Band

February 15 – 17, 2017 | Calgary, AB
Conductor: Thomas Spila
Schedule | Information: 780-965-4803

Online Nomination Form → | There is a limit of 5 nominations per school.

Deadline for nominations: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 4 PM

Teachers and students will receive notification of participation by the end of January, along with a registration package.

The $100 fee for participation and registration package are due upon arrival at the first rehearsal on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

LOCATION OF REHEARSALS:
Westmount Charter School Mid-High Campus |  2215 Uxbridge Dr. NW  Calgary, AB [map]

CONCERT VENUE: TBA


Northern Alberta Junior Honour Band

March 1 – 3, 2017 | Edmonton, AB
Conductor: Sarah Drew
Schedule | Information: 780-965-4803

Online Nomination Form → | There is a limit of 5 nominations per school.

Deadline for nominations: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 4 PM

Teachers and students will receive notification of participation by the end of January, along with a registration package.

The $100 fee for participation and registration package are due upon arrival at the first rehearsal on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

LOCATION OF REHEARSALS:
Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre | 8426 Gateway Boulevard  Edmonton, AB [map]

CONCERT VENUE: TBA


2016 Southern Alberta Junior Honour Band

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