October 2, 2021

We have been in contact over the past few months with school boards, administrators, teachers, and the Banff Centre to discuss the feasibility of holding a 2022 festival. We are also aware of the Covid-19 numbers in Alberta and the recent provincial Covid-19 regulations. Considering all factors we have unfortunately come to the conclusion that … Read more

JUNE 2021

Our hope is to have a 2022 festival. Since things can change quickly with Covid-19 we will be making our decision about the festival in September. Please check the web page then to see if we will be presenting a 2022 festival. Congratulations on completing the 20-21 school year. This undoubtedly was the most trying … Read more

MAY 2021

We are continuing our history of jazz instruments by Mark DeJong. Mark has now started part 2 of the history thus far highlighting Piano, Bass, and drums. These latest additions are part of ONE WEEK AT A TIME under Distance Learning. Now that many schools are distance learning please check the ONE WEEK AT A … Read more

APRIL 2021

Our ONE WEEK AT A TIME is no longer online weekly at teachband101. All the information for ONE WEEK AT A TIME is now on the festival web page under ONE WEEK AT A TIME. Please check this out for all sorts of helpful videos. This month we have added in the Distance Learning section … Read more


Only two more weeks until a well deserved Christmas break! To say this has been a difficult Fall would be an understatement. Learning how to teach remotely, following all the pandemic rules, and not being able to plan from week to week because of Covid-19 has been incredibly trying. From what I have been told … Read more


Congratulations to all music teachers, you survived September! Many of you have said it was so great just to be back with your students. Conditions in our schools are all over the place, from schools being allowed to perform but adhering to strict covid guidelines, to schools that do not allow music at all, and … Read more