About NSBA

Our Mission

The Nova Scotia Band Association’s Mission is to support and promote the development of bands throughout the provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island through Communication, coordination, program development, advocacy and lobbying at the provincial level.

Nova Scotia Band Association
Board of Directors

Executive Members

President
Dina Burtt
Lockview High School

Past President
Steve Hartlen
Retired Music Teacher

1st Vice President
Diane Clarke
Musquodoboit Rural High School

2nd Vice President
Alison Meadows Peters, PEI
East Wiltshire Intermediate (PEI)

Treasurer
Jackie Crowell
Tantallon Junior High School

Secretary
David Burtt
Halifax West High School

Managing Director
Hope Gendron
Retired Music Teacher


Provincial Ensemble Representatives

Nova Scotia Junior Wind Ensemble (NSJWE)
Holly Hartlen
Central Colcester Junior High School

Nova Scotia Honours Jazz (NSHJ)
Nick Fisher
Truro Junior High

Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble (NSYWE)
Hope Gendron

Members at Large

Mellisa Ashley
Christine Blanchard, PEI
Serena Godmaire
Ian Grant
Holly Hartlen
Dr. Mark Hopkins
Holly Leader
Sarah MacDonald
Amanda Taylor
Chris Ward (Community Band Liaison)
 

NSBA Past Presidents

2017 – 2023     Steve Hartlen
2013 – 2016      Dr. Mark Hopkins
2009 – 2013      Barb Stetter
2008 – 2009     Dr. Mark Hopkins
2005 – 2007     Ken Henderson
2001 – 2005     Andrew Alcorn
1999 – 2001    Jim Forde
1997 – 1999    Cyril Campbell
1996 – 1997    Gary Adams
1993 – 1996    Ardith Haley
1991 – 1993    Ronald MacKay

NSBA Lifetime Members

Paul Barrett
Bernie Burke *
Jim Forde
Terry Hill
Don Hughes *
Marlene Jackson
Brian Johnston
Shelagh LeBlanc
Ron MacKay *
Jean MacKenzie*
Brian March *
George Morrison
Michael Morrissey
Ron Murphy
Dr. Fred Prince *
Frank Ridgeway*
Jim Williams

* Deceased

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