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Dr. Wendy McCallum • Conductor

Simon Aldrich • Clarinet

McGill University

Twigg Musique

Yamaha Canada Music

Quebec Band Association

NYB 2018


May 6 - 13 • Montréal, QC

Dr. Wendy McCallum • Conductor

Simon Aldrich • Yamaha Guest Soloist

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





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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. Jeremy Brown the 26th National Youth Band of Canada was held in Vancouver & Whistler, BC and hosted by the BC Band Association and the Cantando Festival.  The Yamaha Performing Artist with NYB 2017 was Trumpeter Vince Vohradsky of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.


From May 6 - 13, 2018 the National Youth Band will be in Montréal, Quebec.  The band will be based at McGill University and will be performing throughout Montréal and surrounding area.  Our guest conductor is Dr. Wendy McCallum from Brandon University.  Our Yamaha Guest Artist is Simon Aldrich on Clarinet from McGill University.


The band meets together for the first time on Sunday, May 6 and has an evening rehearsal followed by three more days of intensive rehearsals. The band will perform several concerts in the Montréal area.


Martin Boundy, Dr. Dennis Prime, Bramwell Tovey, André 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, Jason Caslor, and Jeremy Brown 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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