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Alberta Band Association |  Musicom Newsletter  
Volume 3
Issue 3

Winter 2014

Alberta Band Association


Do you know a distinguished band director who needs to be recognized for their efforts and achievements? The ABA presents 3 awards annually to band directors that have made a difference.
The Keith Mann Award is presented annually to an outstanding new band director with fewer than 6 years teaching experience in the province of Alberta. Created to honour the memory of Keith Mann, the recipient will demonstrate Keith’s enthusiasm and dedication to band music.
Vondis Miller Legacy Award, which was created in memory of Vondis Miller, is a long-service award recognizing an individual who has devoted many years to sharing the joys of music making with young people.
Elkhorn Award recipient is chosen by former Elkhorn winners. Nominations are accepted annually and should be accompanied by supporting documentation. All three Awards are presented at the MCA Awards Banquet.
ABA members may download the Award Nomination Form.

Zone Representatives are responsible for gathering information from people in their area and forwarding it on to Musicom.

If you are interested in being a Zone Rep please contact the ABA.

If there is an ABA member that you know of that deserves recognition, email us and we will feature that person in an upcoming Musicom.

If you have events happening in your area, let us know and we will make mention of the music activities that you have happening.


In this issue:

Musicom in Detail

Collecting Pictures Across Alberta

The Alberta Band Association’s official newsletter is continuing its online format. We are looking forward to continue the programming that helps Alberta music teachers in their profession.

This year our Board of Directors is seeking the support of the bands across Alberta who are taking pictures of your Bands throughout the season. We are asking for FOIP’d photos of your bands on trips, in concerts, or just enjoying rehearsals. These photos will be collected for an upcoming project that will support all Alberta Bands in the future; however, we will need your pictures.

Please post your FOIP’d photos on Facebook, email them, or Tweet them to @AlbertaBandFeed.

If you would like to submit a short story, share your music trip pictures, or suggest that we highlight a musical event that takes place in your area, please feel free to drop us a line.

ABA Spring Survey

Please take part in our 6 Questions to keep us connected to your musical wants at Music Conference Alberta 2014.

We are always aiming to meet the needs of our membership.

Alberta Honour Band  |  Oct. 22 – 25, 2014

Auditions are now open for the 2014 Alberta Honor Band. The group will perform at Music Conference Alberta at the Westin Edmonton on October 24 and 25, 2014.

Jonathan Dagenais   We are excited to have Jonathan Dagenais [last year’s National Youth Band director] direct the band this year.

ABA members may view the 2014 audition materials.

Audition deadline: Friday, May 16, 2014.

Southern Alberta Junior Honour Band

Under the direction of Roberta Baril, the ABA Southern Junior Honour Band has worked hard and played a variety of musical selections at their Concert on February 14, 2014 in Calgary.

What a great ensemble sharing their love for music!

Southern Alberta Junior Honour Band

Check out more photos on our Facebook page.

Stay Connected

The best ways to stay connected with the ABA are to:


Alberta Band Association


Continue visiting our website


Alberta Band Association Facebook page


Through our growing Facebook page




Following us on our Twitter feed:
AlbertaBandAssoc. @AlbertaBandFeed


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