Tuesday, October 30, 2012


The National Youth Band of Canada is a unique musical experience that provides Canada’s talented student musicians, ages 16-21, with an outstanding opportunity to perform and network with a renowned Canadian conductor, guest soloist and the country’s top young instrumentalists.  Since 1994, the National Youth Band of Canada has offered an unparalleled musical opportunity for outstanding Canadian instrumentalists, woodwind, brass and percussion on an annual basis.   Students from across Canada are united by their love of music, their desire to create a challenging concert program all within a positive atmosphere while creating lifelong friendships.  National Youth Band of Canada 2013 will take place April 27th - May 5th, 2013 at Mount Allison University in picturesque Sackville, New Brunswick and Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Guest conductor will be Jonathan Dagenais.  Yamaha Guest Artist will be D’Arcy Gray.
 Rehearsals for NYB 2013 will commence in Sackville, New Brunswick at Mount Allison University on Saturday, April 27, and end in Nova Scotia at Mount St. Vincent University. The ensemble will be featured at several performances in New Brunswick. In Nova Scotia they will perform at several area schools and will be the featured group in two final concerts at the Atlantic Festival of Music in Halifax. Participants will return home on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Auditions must be post-marked no later than December 1, 2012.
The NBBA is proud to be sponsoring this event.
If you know of any student musicians that would be interested in auditioning, please pass this on to them. 
For more information, please contact nybmanager@hotmail.com or visit the Canadian Band Association website www.canadianband.ca.
Hope to see you at one of the many performances!
Melissa Akerley Meadows, President NBBA


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