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the oba celebrates ontario band champions

As a legacy of our 20th Anniversary, we proudly announce our new Professional and Service Awards. These awards are designed to acknowledge the incredible contributions of Ontario band educators across the career spectrum and at all levels of instruction (i.e.: elementary and secondary), as well as band supporters whose efforts are critical to our collective success. A call for nominations will be announced each spring with a committee review of nominations in June. All awards will be conferred at the OBA Annual General Meeting in November.

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NOMINATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN

oba professional awards

YOUNG BAND DIRECTOR

YOUNG BAND DIRECTOR

EARLY CAREER BAND DIRECTOR AWARD

DESCRIPTION

Awarded to an outstanding early career band director within their first five years of teaching band.

CRITERIA
- Nominee must be a current OBA member

- Nominee must currently work within the province of Ontario

*Nominations due Friday, May 28th

OUTSTANDING BAND DIRECTOR AWARD

DESCRIPTION

This award is presented to a member who demonstrates excellence in the teaching of band music within their community.

CRITERIA
- Nominee must be a current OBA member

- Nominee must currently work within the province of Ontario

*Nominations due Friday, May 28th

Pre-Veterinary and Animal Welfare Suppor

BAND DIRECTOR LEGACY AWARD

DESCRIPTION

This award is presented to a member who has enriched the lives of generations of students through a sustained legacy of band education.

CRITERIA
- Nominee must be a current OBA member

- Nominee must currently work in the province of Ontario

 

*Nominations due Friday, May 28th

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OBA service awards

BAND VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARD

DESCRIPTION

An acknowledgement of a volunteer who goes above and beyond in support of band music and musicians. 

This award shall be presented by any band director who is an OBA member; they may issue a maximum of one award per director per year.

CRITERIA
- Nominator must be a current OBA member

- Must fill out a nomination form

*Nominations accepted on an ongoing basis

Pre-Veterinary and Animal Welfare Suppor

OUTSTANDING ADMINISTRATOR AWARD

DESCRIPTION

Awarded to a (school) administrator who has demonstrated exemplary support of band instrument instruction within their school community.

CRITERIA
- Nominator must be a current member of the OBA

- Recipient must have demonstrated exemplary support of band instrument instruction within their school community.

*Nominations due Friday, May 28th

Pre-Veterinary and Animal Welfare Suppor

APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICE RECOGNITION ARE NOW OPEN

Application for the following service awards will be conducted by using a self-reporting model. If you are celebrating a teaching career milestone and fit the criteria outlined below, we want to celebrate with you by recognizing your service at our AGM. Please complete the following form no later than the deadlines outlined below.

YEARS OF SERVICE RECOGNITION

DESCRIPTION

Recognizing completion of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 years of band directing. Members who reach each of these milestones will be presented a token of acknowledgement at the AGM.

CRITERIA
- Recipient must be a current OBA member

- Recipient must currently work within the province of Ontario

*Applications due Friday, October 1st

OBA RETIREE RECOGNITION

DESCRIPTION

OBA members who retired during the last school year will be acknowledged at the AGM.

CRITERIA
- Recipient must be a current OBA member

- Recipient must have retired from a teaching position in the province of Ontario

 

*Applications due Friday, October 1st

Canadian band association AWARDS

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ABOUT

The CBA awards are designed to recognize excellence in pedagogy, community building, performance, conducting, composing, and promotion of concert and jazz bands. These awards should supplement the work that each provincial chapter does by providing a national stage to acknowledge amateur and professional musicians, composers, directors, enthusiasts, and educators in all phases of their experience across our vast nation. A candidate may only be nominated for one award per year, and should the candidate not be selected, the nominators are encouraged to re-submit if they wish to have the candidate considered in a future year. All nomination packages must be complete to be considered.

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NATIONAL BAND AWARD

Since 1976, this award has been presented to a CBA Member who has made an outstanding contribution to band across Canada.

       This award recognizes those individuals who have contributed to the promotion, growth, and development of the musical, educational,

       and cultural values of band throughout Canada. In addition to national impact, provincial and regional impact are also considered.

INTERNATIONAL BAND AWARD

Since 1991, this award has been presented to a person who has embraced the ideals of the Canadian Band Association outside

       Canada and is recognized for their contribution to the international band movement, or who has represented Canada or served

       in an official capacity in organizations outside Canada. The recipient should be a Canadian citizen, ex patriot, or permanent resident.

CANADIAN COMPOSERS AWARD

 Since 1991, this award has been presented to a Canadian composer who has made a significant contribution to quality band repertoire,

 at any and all levels. For the purposes of this award, the recipient should be a Canadian citizen, ex patriot, or permanent resident.

CBA COMMUNITY BUILDERS

CBA Community Builders are the people and/or organizations that create new initiatives for the band community. A recognized Community Builder engages lifelong learners, fosters community, builds bridges and provides support and connection on a regional, provincial and/or national level.  Started in 2021.

CBA FRIENDS OF CANADA

This award acknowledges exceptional contributions from the global band community to band in Canada. Nominees may include those without Canadian citizenship, or who live outside of Canada.  Started in 2021.

DISTINGUISHED MUSICIAN CERTIFICATES

This award is presented to a band member who, in the opinion of their band director, has shown superior musicianship, leadership, dependability, loyalty and cooperation. The award shall be presented by a band director who is a member of a CBA affiliate. Two awards per band per year may be awarded.