Prairie Brass Band Festival

The Prairie Brass Band Festival originated in Saskatoon in 2001 when members of the Saskatoon Brass Band were searching for a forum to give brass bands in the Prairie Provinces a chance to meet and make music together. Since that beginning, the festival has visited Winnipeg, Regina and Edmonton.

The Festival typically involves a number of brass bands including:

  • Rupertsland Brass Band from Winnipeg
  • Queen City Brass Band from Regina
  • Mission Hill Brass Band from St. Albert, AB
  • Mill Creek Colliery Brass Band from Edmonton
  • Saskatoon Temple Salvation Army Band
  • Saskatoon Brass Band
In addition, players from as far away as Calgary, Minot, North Dakota, and Minneapolis have made the trek to the hosting city to participate.

This two day event culminates in a performance of the participating bands and a combined massed band involving all players. The combined band performance is a unique treat for local music lovers. It puts over 100 brass players on the same stage for a magnificent performance of music either composed specifically for brass band or that has been arranged for the brass band.

Saskatchewan has a proud history of brass bands and this is our way of celebrating this aspect of Saskatchewan’s cultural heritage.

Festival Information:

2013 - Saskatoon SK | April 19 & 20 2013 2013 Details

2012 - Edmonton AB | Apr 27-28

2010 - Saskatoon SK | April 23 & 24 2010 2010 Details

2008 - Brandon MB | Oct 31-Nov 1 2008

2007 - Regina SK | April 27 & 28 2007

2006 - Winnipeg MB | April 28 & 19 2006

2005 - Saskatoon SK | April 29 & 30 2005 2005 Details

2004 - Edmonton AB | May 7 & 8 2004

2003 - Regina SK | May 2 & 3 2003

2002 - Winnipeg MB | May 3 & 4 2002

2001 - Saskatoon SK | May 11 & 12 2001