The Manitoba Band Association’s (MBA) Family of Festivals is quickly approaching.  

Next week, the Concert Band Festival takes place at the RBC Convention Centre with the Jazz Band Festival at the CCFM the week following.  

Ahead of their performance at the MBA, a group of 11 Grade 8 saxophonists popped by the Classic 107 studio to perform live on Thursday morning.  

Under the direction of band teacher Vanessa Nowastawski, the ensemble performed two iconic tunes: “Summertime” and “Celebration!”  

Watch the performances and hear more about the importance of music education by watching the interview below!