The National Youth Band of Canada (NYB) is the Canadian Band Association's flagship project.
The CBA was formed in 1934 to promote and develop the musical, educational and cultural values of band music in Canada.
In 1978, 1991, and annually since 1994, the National Youth Band of Canada has offered an unparalleled musical opportunity
for outstanding Canadian instrumentalists, woodwind, brass and percussion, between the ages of 16 and 21.
Martin Boundy, Dr. Dennis Prime, Bramwell Tovey, André Jutras, James Hargreaves, Stéphane 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 and Dr. Cynthia Johnson Turner are all accomplished Canadian musicians and conductors who have brought outstanding
artistry and musicianship to the NYB podium.
National Youth Band of Canada 2012 took place May 6th-13th, 2012 at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Acting as Music Director for the 2012 National Youth Band of Canada was
Dr. Colleen Richardson, Coordinator of Bands, Wind Ensemble Director, Assistant Professor, Music Education & Music Performance Studies
at the Univerity of Western Ontario.
Yamaha Canada provides a guest artist to perform with the NYB.
The 2012 guest soloist is Principal Tuba of the Winnipeg Symphony since 2003, Chris Lee.