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Virtual NYB 2 0 2 1

hosted by the CBA and Yamaha Canada Music



Audition Deadline: February 15th, 2021

Darrin Oehlerking • Conductor

                     Guest Clinicians

If you have any questions, please contact NYB Manager

Janet Yochim by Email or at 204-851-1425

Box 59, Virden, MB  R0M 2C0

NYB 2021 Institute

(Dates are confirmed, but subject matter is subject to change)

(All times are Central Standard Time - CST)

NYB 2021 Members

March 1:  (Monday) 12:00 Noon CST - the band will be announced.  Full payments ($30) will be due by March 7. 


March 7:  (Sunday) 12:00 Noon CST will be NYB’s initial meeting. Dr. Darrin Oehlerking and Janet Yochim will be available to welcome you and discuss what the next few weeks will look like.


March 20:  (Saturday)  12:00 Noon CST

  • 1st session

  • Conductor Lecture - Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser

  • Sectionals/Master classes by prominent Yamaha Artist (some of which are listed above)

  • A virtual performance


March 28:  (Sunday)  12:00 Noon CST


April 5:   (Monday) Recordings Due


May 3:  Music Monday – Final get together and launch of NYB pieces.



The 30th NYB is scheduled to be in Toronto May 8-15th, 2022.

Hosted by the OBA, Yamaha Canada Music, & York University.

Gala Concert on May 13, 2022 with Guest Ensemble TYWO.

Additional details will be posted in July 2021.


Instrument                  Clinician                            Association                


Flute                              Amy O'Neil                          Halifax Freelance                         

Oboe                             Marta Kosek                       Toronto Freelance

Bassoon                        Jennifer Tenford                Regina Symphony

Clarinet                         Michele Jacot                      Toronto Freelance

Saxophone                   Chee Meng Low                 University of Lethbridge

Trumpet                        Andrew McCandless         Toronto Symphony Orchestra

French Horn                 Christopher Gongos         Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Trombone                     David Pell                           National Ballet of Canada

Euphonium                   Robert Miller                     Hannaford Street Silver Band

Tuba                               Tom McCaslin                    Calgary Philharmonic

Percussion                    Aiyun Huang                      University of Toronto

A special thank you to Yamaha Canada Music for providing our 2021 clinicians!

NYB Audition Form

NYB 2019 in Winnipeg, MB


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 baton of Dr. Mark Hopkins the 28th National Youth Band of Canada was held in Winnipeg, MB and hosted by the Manitoba Band Association, Brandon University, the Winnipeg Wind Ensemble, University of Manitoba, and Yamaha Canada Music.  The Yamaha Performing Artist with NYB 2019 was Patricia Evans on French Horn from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.


From April 26-May 3, 2020 the National Youth Band was scheduled to be in Halifax, NS.  The band was to be based in Halifax and performing in the Halifax area and the Atlantic Festival of Bands.  Our guest conductor was to be Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and the Yamaha Guest Artist was Michele Jacot.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event needed to be postponed until the spring of 2021.  The NYB 2021 tour was rescheduled for April 25 - May 2 at the Atlantic Festival of Bands and the Halifax Region.  Those plans are being adjusted and additional details will be released soon.  The 2021 guest conductor is Dr. Darrin Oehlerking, and Yamaha Soloist is Michele Jacot.


Martin Boundy, Dennis Prime, Bramwell Tovey, André Jutras, James Hargreaves, Stephane LaForest, Bobby Herriot, Gerald King, Glenn Price, Gillian MacKay, Tania Miller, Alain Cazes, Denise Grant, Marvin Eckroth, Fraser Linklater, Karem Simon, Colin Clarke, Shelley Jagow, Wayne Jeffrey, Cynthia Johnson Turner, Colleen Richardson, Jonathan Dagenais, Gareth Jones, Robert Taylor, Jason Caslor, Jeremy Brown, Wendy McCallum, and Mark Hopkins are all accomplished Canadian musicians and conductors who have brought outstanding artistry and musicianship to the NYB podium. 


The CBA was formed in 1934 to promote and develop the musical, educational and cultural values of band music in Canada.

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