NSBA Newsletter

For all new items, please email:  nsba.newsletter@gmail.com
Holly Leader will now be taking over the newsletter.

NSBA President’s Report 2024

2024 NSBA Board of Directors
President – Dina Burtt
1st Vice President – OPEN
2nd Vice President – Alison Meadows Peters

Treasurer – Jackie Crowell
Secretary – Dave Burtt
Past President – Steve Hartlen

NSYWE Rep – Hope Gendron
NSJWE Rep – Holly Hartlen
NSHJ Rep – Nick Fisher

Community Band Rep – OPEN 

Members at Large: Serena Godmaire, Amanda Taylor, Holly Leader, Sarah MacDonald, Christine Blanchard, Dr. Mark Hopkins, John McLeod, Allison Penwell and Helen Bannerman

Congratulations to Sarah MacDonald

NSBA 2023 Distinguished Band Director

NSBA Life Members

Ron Murphy and Michael Morrissey

NSBA President Dina Burtt made the presentation at the 2023 NSMEA Conference.

An honorary lifetime membership is given to individuals who have been recognized for  providing a significant period of years of continuous and extraordinary service promoting and developing the musical, educational, and cultural value of bands and band music in Nova Scotia. It is bestowed to a small but very distinguished group of individuals who have been recognized for their contribution to the Nova Scotia Band Community.  Memberships are awarded based on board recommendations.

Your ensemble will have a fantastic experience at Atlantic Canada’s premier music festival!

 We can’t wait to welcome you and your ensemble to the beautiful Mount Saint Vincent University campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
April 30 – May 2, 2025

An incredible learning opportunity

Atlantic Festivals of Music


The Nova Scotia Band Association is excited to officially announce that Atlantic Festivals of Music will be owned and operated by the NSBA starting in 2024!

After many years of dedicated service Ron Murphy and Mike Morrissey have passed ownership of the festival to the NSBA. A huge thank-you to Ron and Mike for their service and for trusting the NSBA to continue their work.

The NSBA will strive to ensure that Atlantic Festivals of Music continues to be the high quality, rewarding and enriching experience that it has been for the past 30 years.

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