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Dr. Mark Hopkins • Conductor

Yamaha Guest Artist • Patricia Evans

University of Manitoba

Brandon University

Winnipeg Wind Ensemble

Yamaha Canada Music

Manitoba Band Association

NYB 2019


May 5 - 12 • Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Mark Hopkins • Conductor

Yamaha Guest SoloistPatricia Evans, French Horn

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

Recalls Announced for Bassoon, Bari Sax, French Horn, String Bass, & Percussion

Recall Audition Form, Closed on Jan 25, 2019

NYB 2019 Manitoba Concert Tour

NYB 2019 Final Concert on May 10, 2019 @ 7:30PM

Tickets at the Door:  Adults $10,  Students $5

Jubilee Place Auditorium in Winnipeg, MB

Guest Ensemble • Winnipeg Wind Ensemble with conductor Jacquie Dawson


School Concerts & Tickets:

•  May 8, 9:45am - Steinbach

•  May 8, 1:30pm - Gretna

•  May 9, 10:00am - Brandon

•  May 9, 1:30pm -  Dauphin

•  May 10, 10:30am - Winnipeg

•  May 10, 1:00pm - Winnipeg

•  Click here for school concert details & tickets!

•  Quick Link to school concert tickets!

Concert & Tour Sponsors:

   Barb & Gerry Price

   Boston Pizza

   Brandon University School of Music

   James Richardson & Sons Limited

   Long & McQuade Music

   Manitoba Band Association
   Quintex Services
   St. John’s Music
   University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music

   Winnipeg Wind Ensemble
   Yamaha Music Canada

NYB 2018 in Montréal, QC


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. Wendy McCallum the 27th National Youth Band of Canada was held in Montréal, QC and hosted by the Qubec Band Association, Twigg Musique and McGill University.  The Yamaha Performing Artist with NYB 2018 was Simon Aldrich on Clarinet from McGill.


From May 5 - 12, 2019 the National Youth Band will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The band will be based at the University of Manitoba and will be performing in Winnipeg, Brandon, Dauphin, Steinbach and surrounding area.  Our guest conductor is Dr. Mark Hopkins from Acadia University.  Our Yamaha Guest Artist will be announced in the fall of 2018. 


The band meets together for the first time on Sunday, May 5 and has an evening rehearsal followed by three more days of intensive rehearsals. The band will then perform several concerts throughout Manitoba.


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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