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NYB 2017

April 30 - May 7 Vancouver & Whistler, BC

Dr. Jeremy Brown - Conductor

Yamaha Guest Soloist: Vince Vohradsky, Trumpet VSO

If you have any questions, please contact NYB Manager

Barbara Stetter by Email or at 902-849-5846

67 Catherine Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia  B1A 2K1


Congratulations on those that have been accepted to the 2017 NYB!

Please complete your registration by clicking the

NYB 2017 Acceptance Form Below!


NYB 2017 Recall Audition Form, Now Closed
NYB 2017 Acceptance Form!


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.


The band meets together for the first time on Sunday, April 30 and has an evening rehearsal followed by three more days of intensive rehearsals. The band will perform several concerts in British Columbia.


Martin Boundy, Dr. Dennis Prime, Bramwell Tovey, Andr Jutras, James Hargreaves, Stephane LaForest, Bobby Herriot, Dr. Gerald King, Dr. Glenn Price, Dr. Gillian MacKay, Dr. Tania Miller, Alain Cazes, Dr. Denise Grant, Marvin Eckroth, Dr. Fraser Linklater, Dr. Karem Simon, Colin Clarke, Dr. Shelley Jagow, Dr. Wayne Jeffrey, Dr. Cynthia Johnson Turner, Dr. Colleen Richardson, Jonathan Dagenais, Gareth Jones, Robert Taylor, and Jason Caslor 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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