Just quick note to say that BandBlast 2013 was a success (despite some initial set backs and conflicts). We had 53 participants at last count and had a very successful weekend. My thanks to Doug Reece and the St. Mary's Band of Saint John (and their volunteers) as well as conductor John Wills for all of the hard work that took place to get this event rolling. Personally, I really enjoyed myself and truly appreciated having the folks from KVHS there helping and participating as well.
As I look to 2014, the NBBA will be busy with Canadian Band Association (CBA) meetings, local meetings, helping the Fredericton Concert and Marching Band plan BandBlast 2014 and hosting the CBA in November in Fredericton.
The NBBA is always looking for volunteers and helpers for our events and meetings. If you're interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NBBA also has a new website:
Many thanks to Jeff MacQuarrie for getting this underway. Check it out! Suggestions on content are always welcome.
Melissa Akerley Meadows,