National Awards Program
(1) NATIONAL BAND AWARD
a. This award shall be presented to a CBA Member who has made an outstanding contribution to band across Canada. This award will recognize those individuals who have contributed to the promotion, growth, and development of the musical, educational, and cultural values of band throughout Canada.
b. Normally, one award will be given per year.
c. This award is the premiere band award in Canada.
(2) INTERNATIONAL BAND AWARD
This award shall be presented to a person who has embraced the ideals of the Canadian Band Association outside Canada and is recognized for their contribution to the international band movement, or who has represented Canada or served in a official capacity in organizations outside Canada.
(3) CANADIAN COMPOSERS AWARD
This award shall be presented to a Canadian Composer who has made a significant contribution to band repertoire.
(4) SELECTION AND PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
i. The CBA Vice-President will solicit nominations from provincial chapters.
ii. The CBA Vice-President will present a list of nominees to the CBA Board of Directors for selection at the fall meeting
iii. information for presentation will include:
1. name and address of candidate
2. name of nominating chapter
3. a resume of the candidate supporting the nomination.
4. a photograph of the candidate (if possible).
i. The CBA Vice-President will notify the award recipient and the appropriate provincial chapter of the award and make arrangement for an appropriate presentation of the award.
ii. The CBA Vice-President will forward a press release and photo of the award recipient to the editor of Canadian Winds.
iii. The CBA Executive Director will prepare and send a plaque (accompanied by a letter of congratulations from the CBA President) to the award presenter.
iv. The award will be presented at a major provincial or national event if possible in order to maximize public exposure for the recipient, the sponsoring affiliate and the CBA.
(5) DISTINGUISHED MUSICIAN CERTIFICATES
a. This award is presented to a band member who, in the opinion of their band director, has shown superior musicianship, leadership, dependability, loyalty and cooperation. The award shall be presented by a band director who is a member of a CBA affiliate. Two awards per band per year may be awarded.
b. This award will be a bilingual CBA certificate signed by the CBA President and the band director. Certificates are online in Adobe PDF format. Click here to download.