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To promote and develop the musical, educational and cultural values of band and band music in Canada

Pour promouvoir et developperles valeurs musicales, educatives et culturelles des orchestres d'harmonies du Canada


The Canadian Band Association is a national organization representing and supporting school, university, military and community bands, band directors, students, parents, administrators, the music industry, composers, arrangers and all those interested in bands and band music across Canada.


L'Association canadienne des harmonies est un organisme national représentant et appuyant les harmonies scolaires, universitaires, militaires et communautaires, les directeurs d’harmonies, les étudiants et leurs parents, les compositeurs, arrangeurs, administrateurs et toutes personnes reliées à l’industrie de la musique, ainsi que tous ceux qui s’intéressent aux orchestres d’harmonie et à la musique pour harmonie à travers le Canada.


The National youth Band of Canada is a unique musical experience that provides student musicians, ages 16-22, with an outstanding opportunity to perform and network with a renowned Canadian conductor and guest soloist. 

Canadian Winds is the professional journal of the Canadian Band Association. The journal seeks to be both a scholarly and pedagogical publication accessible to all instrumental music educators. 

The Canadian Band Association facilitates a consortium of ensembles that together support the Howard Cable Memorial Prize in Composition for the purpose of encouraging the creation of high quality works for band from emerging Canadian composers.

The Canadian Band Association presents the following National and International awards: National Band Award, International Band Award, and Canadian Composers Award.

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