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.

The James H. Hargreaves Memorial Scholarship 2023

Dante Kierstead, Citadel High School

Dante & Dina Burtt, NSBA president

Nova Scotia Honours Jazz Funk Unit

The Jean McKenzie Memorial Band Volunteer Award

Marlene Blezy, Chester Brass Ensemble
Cornet and Librarian
Presented at the Chester Brass Concert
on June 30, 2023.

Nova Scotia Band Association
Board Members 2023

Executive Members

President – Dina Burtt
1st Vice President – Diane Clarke
2nd Vice President – Alison Meadows Peters
Treasurer – Jackie Crowell
Secretary – Dave Burtt
Past President – Steve Hartlen
Managing Director – Hope Gendron
Provincial Ensemble Representatives

NSYWE – Hope Gendron
NSJWE  – Katelyn Gillis
NSHJ/NSMEA  – John McLeod

Members at Large
Melissa Ashley
Christine Blanchard
Ian Grant
Serena Godmaire
Holly Hartlen
Mark Hopkins
Holly Leader
Sarah MacDonald
Amanda Taylor
Chris Ward (Community Band Rep.)

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