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The Nova Scotia Band Association’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.


George Morrison
First NSBA Distinguished Band Directors Award


Presented on February 25, 2018 to George Morrison

by Steve Hartlen – NSBA President

It is my pleasure this afternoon to present the inaugural Nova Scotia Band Association Distinguished Band Directors Award to George Morrison. It is particularly fitting that we present this award to George at this afternoon’s concert as he is a former director of both the Stadacona Band and the Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble. In fact George played an important role in the history of the NSYWE as its first director in its reconstituted form.

George’s nomination for this award was received from the Chester Brass Band of which he is the longest serving director. The nomination lists in wonderful detail the extensive contributions George has made to the Nova Scotia Band community starting with his military service as both a conductor and a trumpeter. Since retiring from the military George has continued conducting and playing in numerous ensembles including Chester Brass, the Sackville Community Band and Scotia Brass.

George is without doubt a very worthy recipient of this award and is an example of the kind of conductor and musician all Nova Scotia band directors should aspire to emulate. It is my honour to present the Distinguished Band Directors Award to George Morrison.

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