Supporting and Promoting band in NS


Student/Retired Teacher Membership: $30/year
Teacher Membership: $50/year
Institution Membership: $100


  • The James Hargreaves Memorial Scholarship committee is now accepting accplication. Due May 1st, 2014. See our Scholarship page for more details.

    Would you like a free copy of Canadian Winds? Click HERE for more details 

  • Halifax Community Band Festival. This year, the Second Chances Bands of NS are also hosting the first Halifax Community Band Festival during the weekend of May 23-25, 2014! For more information please visit their website
  • Any NSBA member who wants to receive Canadian Winds should notify Maggie Helms ASAP at


Our Mission

NSBA’s mission is to support and promote the development of bands throughout the province of Nova Scotia through communication, coordination, program development, advocacy and lobbying at the provincial level.

Current Executives

Dr. Mark Hopkins
Barb Stetter
Diane Clarke
Maggie Helms
Chris Ward
Jim Forde
Mike Morrissey
Christina Muise
Bruce Campbell
Katelyn Gillis


Ron MacKay Materials

At the request of ronmac music, the PDF copies of Ron’s teaching materials have been removed from the NSBA site. If you would like to obtain copies of these materials please contact Karen MacKay, President of ronmac music.