Canadian Winds • Vents canadiens
The Journal of the Canadian Band Association
Revue de L'Association Canadienne des Harmonies
Canadian Winds is the professional journal of the Canadian Band Association.
The first issue of the journal was released in the fall of 2002 and has since been published bi-annually, in the fall and spring.
Sample Issue (Fall 2021)
Aims & Scope:
Canadian Winds/Vents canadiens publishes a wide range of articles related to wind band activity, broadly construed. The journal seeks to be both a scholarly and pedagogical publication, accessible to all instrumental music educators. Although the primary readership is Canadian, with articles focussed on issues salient to Canadian contexts, the journal aspires to be outward-looking, providing a forum for dialogue and engagement with the international wind band community.
Articles are refereed by practicing professionals who judge manuscripts on their importance, originality, timeliness, scope, accuracy, and style. Canadian Winds does not publish articles that are promotional or endorsing of products or services.
Information for Authors:
Articles submitted for publication should be characterised by:
Clarity and precision: articles should be in a straightforward, conversational style. Format should adhere closely to the Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago A and Chicago B are both acceptable). Please consult the many free, online sources available.
Length: articles should normally be 1800-3500 words. Short features of less than 1800 words will be considered, subject to content considerations.
Usefulness: articles should address the interests of a broad cross-section of more than 2,000 instrumental music educators and community musicians who read the journal.
Manuscripts with excessive “mechanical” errors (spelling, grammar, etc.) will be returned to authors for revision before being sent to referees for consideration.
Format of Submissions:
Articles should be submitted, via email attachment, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The author’s name or identifying information should not appear on the manuscript, but should be included in the email.
A separate 150-word biographical sketch and a high-resolution JPEG headshot should accompany submissions.
Photographs (with photo credit) or graphics are welcome with any submission. All images should be sent as separate attachments and not embedded in the body of the text. Images should generally be no less than 300 dpi.
Authors are responsible for securing all permissions and clearances for copyrighted materials.
Undergraduate Critical Essay Competition:
Canadian Winds proudly announces the annual Canadian Band Association Undergraduate Critical Essay Competition. The goal of the competition is to encourage and foster emerging voices in the Canadian wind band community.
The winning submission will be published in the spring issue of Canadian Winds. The winner and runner-up will both receive cash prizes.
Essays should relate in some way to the year’s competition theme. 2022 Theme: Post-pandemic Wind Bands in Canada
Submissions should include academic references and reflect critical thought and engagement, not just information sharing or expressions of personal opinion.
Eligibility: Open to university students currently studying at, or recently graduated from, a Canadian institution. [Students are eligible if they graduate in the same year as the submission deadline.
Deadline: February 28, 2023
August 10 (Fall issue)
January 10 (Spring issue)
The Canadian Band Association, founded in 1931, is a national organization of approximately 2,000 members representing school, university, community, and military band directors, students, administrators, music industry, composers, arrangers and others interested in bands and band music in Canada
The Canadian Band Association includes nine provincial associations: British Columbia Band Association, Alberta Band Association, Saskatchewan Band Association, Manitoba Band Association, CBA (Ontario), Ontario Band Association, Quebec Band Association, New Brunswick Band Association, and the Nova Scotia Band Association.
Over 2,000 copies are distributed to members and subscribers.
Library subscriptions are available for $210 CDN per annum.
Contact: Chelsey Hiebert
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Canadian Winds Spring Issue March 10 April 10
Canadian Winds Fall Issue September 25 November 10
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