Saskatchewan Junior & Intermediate Band
The Saskatchewan Junior (Grades 7-8) and Intermediate Band Program (Grades 9-10) provides an enrichment experience for exceptional band students in Saskatchewan. It is a joint initiative between SMEA and the Saskatchewan Band Association, divided into two programs: Northern and Southern Junior Band Programs. Students are assigned depending on whether they live north or south of Davidson. Students will enjoy working with a guest conductor over two days, experiencing sectionals and full band rehearsals. The usual format is Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, ending with a grand finale public concert. This is a wonderful chance for students to network and develop an appreciation for an audience, while receiving top notch instruction.
Educators are encouraged to recommend students who are motivated and looking to achieve a new level of musical excellence. Each band program area may recommend up to five (5) students for participation and a maximum of one (1) student per instrument. Although the committee will make every effort to accommodate all students recommended, due to space constraints and in consideration for balanced instrumentation, all students may not be selected to participate. A recall will be issued if additional participants on certain instruments are required. The Junior & Intermediate Band Committee will be striving for a 60-piece band with balanced instrumentation.
Educators will distribute a letter of recommendation (see sample) to their perspective students. The letter will provide instructions for parents to complete the registration online if they are interested in their child applying. Participants will be notified by the end of January whether or not they have been accepted, music will be distributed in mid-February, and the event will be held in mid-March every year.
PARENTS: if your child has received a letter encouraging them to participate in the Junior or Intermediate Band program, please complete the online application form below. A $65 registration fee is required with your application. If your child is not selected for the program, you will receive a full refund. Thank you for allowing your child to participate and for encouraging music education development opportunities for your child.