POST: From our National Association
The National Youth Band of Canada (NYB) is the most comprehensive music education youth project offered by the Canadian Band Association. In 1978, 1991, and annually since 1994, the National Youth Band of Canada has provided an opportunity for the country’s outstanding 16-22 year old musicians to gather for an enriching and inspiring musical and cultural experience. It is an outstanding opportunity to perform under the leadership of a renowned Canadian conductor and a Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. featured soloist. The NYB experience also provides each of these young musicians the chance to network with some of the finest instrumentalists from across Canada. The NYB is the premiere youth wind ensemble in Canada.
Every year the band travels to a different Canadian province for one week of intense rehearsals and performances. This past May, under the batton of Dr. Jason Caslor (NYB Alumni) the 25th National Youth Band of Canada was held in Saskatoon, hosted by the SBA and the University of Saskachewan. Our Yamaha Performing Artist with NYB 2016 was Trumpeter Larry Knopp of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
From April 30 – May 7, 2017, the National Youth Band will be in British Columbia. The band will be based near Vancouver and will be performing in the lower mainland and at the Whistler Cantando Festival May 4 & 5, 2017. Our guest conductor is Dr. Jeremy Brown from the University of Calgary and the Calgary Wind Symphony.