ALBERTA BAND ASSOCIATION
The ABA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote & develop the musical, educational and cultural value of bands and band music in Alberta. Membership includes school, community and military band directors, composers and clinicians, administrators, students, parents, and the general public. ABA enables members to work together through numerous programs, services & PD.
MANITOBA BAND ASSOCIATION
The MBA (1977) is a non-profit charitable organization which promotes the growth and development of band in Manitoba through regional and provincial programs and activities. The MBA is supported by a membership base of over 400 community bands, music educators, music students, industry partners and others who share its goals.
ONTARIO MUSIC EDUCATORS' ASSOCIATION
The Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA), a non-profit organization that represents music educators in Ontario. We aim to encourage and give guidance throughout Ontario to the development of effective school music programs within a balanced curriculum and to encourage creative and competent music teachers in the awakening and nurturing of the aesthetic spirit innate in every person.
BRITISH COLUMBIA BAND ASSOCIATION
The British Columbia Band Association (BCBA) is a non-profit organization serving community bands throughout the province of British Columbia in Canada. We seek to foster, promote, and encourage the establishment, growth, and development of band music in British Columbia through national, provincial, regional, and local programs, resources, and social activities.
NEW BRUNSWICK BAND ASSOCIATION
The New Brunswick Band Association is a provincial organization representing and supporting community and school bands, band directors, students, parents, administrators, the music industry, composers, arrangers and all those interested in bands across New Brunswick and beyond.
QUEBEC BAND ASSOCIATION
The founding members of the Quebec Band Association (QBA) met initially at Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT) in 2001. The group was spearheaded by Teresa Lescaudron, Renée Raymond and Lynne Tucker. They enthusiastically guided a group of band teachers toward what we have become today, a vibrant and significant voice on the educational horizon in Quebec.
CANADIAN BAND ASSOCIATION
The CBA-Ontario is one of two band associations found in Ontario. While the CBA-Ontario’s principle focus is towards community, professional and military level organizations, the OBA focuses on music found in the schools, and its educators. This division of responsibilities allows each association to focus more on the organizations that it supports, while maintaining close ties with the opposite organization.
NOVA SCOTIA BAND ASSOCIATION
NSBA’s mission is to support and promote the development of bands throughout the province of Nova Scotia through communication, coordination, program development, advocacy and lobbying at the provincial level.
SASKATCHEWAN BAND ASSOCIATION
The SBA (1983) is a non-profit, charitable organization. The SBA is open to any individual, group or organization interested in furthering the development of bands in Saskatchewan. The Association represents community bands, school bands, the Saskatchewan Pipe Band Association, band directors, music educators, parent associations, students, education institutions, community & music associations.
CANADIAN BAND ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Band Association is a national organization representing and supporting school, university, military and community bands, band directors, students, parents, administrators, the music industry, composers, arrangers and all those interested in bands and band music across Canada.
CANADIAN MUSIC EDUCATORS' ASSOCIATION / L'ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES MUSICIENS EDUCATEURS
The Canadian Music Educators’ Association/l’Association canadienne des musiciens éducateurs is a professional association that nurtures a vital music learning community throughout Canada.
COALITION FOR MUSIC EDUCATION IN CANADA
The Coalition for Music Education was founded in 1992 when representatives of more than 20 music education organizations came together to share ideas to improve the state of music education in Canada. The Coalition quickly began working with parents and other concerned citizens to address concerns about music in schools.
MusicFest Canada is an annual national event that brings together more than 10,000 of Canada’s finest young musicians who perform for recognition as the country’s foremost musical ensembles. Participants range in age from 12-25 years and are drawn from the elementary, high school, college and university levels. The festival is held each year in May, near the holiday weekend.