The Alberta Band Association is a non-profit provincial service organization whose mission is to promote and develop the musical, educational and cultural value of bands and band music in Alberta. The ABA is an affiliate member of the Canadian Band Association which continues these activities at the national level.
It is an organization that enables its members to work together toward the improvement and proliferation of band and band music in Alberta. This is done by the provision of programs, services and professional development opportunities.
Our membership roster includes school, community and military band directors, professional composers and clinicians, administrators, students, parents, and members of the general public. Institutional and commercial memberships are also available to bands, booster groups, parent support groups, educational institutions and corporations.
The Alberta Band Association acts as the voice for band in Alberta, and works to raise the profile of band in the province. By informing leaders and institutions of desired change and development, the ABA works toward continued and improved support of instrumental music (band) education.
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ABA Mission Statement
To promote and develop the musical, educational and cultural values of bands and band music in Alberta
- To represent those who share the “Mission Statement of the ABA”, including performers, composers, students, educators, ensembles, institutions and corporations.
- To respond to the expressed needs of the membership with programs, support services and leadership which will assist our membership in realizing their musical, educational and cultural objectives.
- To initiate programs and support services that can be accessed by our membership in order to advance their musical, educational and cultural services.
- To promote performance experiences for Alberta’s wind and percussion performers.
- To advocate for wind band music and its performance.
- To promote the composition of quality wind band music.
- To secure the long-term financial viability of the association.
- To uphold a national and international profile and identity of the Alberta Band Association.