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13750 88 Avenue
Surrey, BC
Canada

What is Band-Aid? Band-Aid is a youth musician development workshop for local bands and musicians – created and planned by youth and facilitated by Surrey Youth Services and Surrey Arts Centre staff.The Day

On Saturday September 13, up to 60 youth musicians will attend a full day at the Surrey Arts Centre, participating in a series of workshops, led by music professionals. A follow up Jam Session in the Studio Theatre will bring all participants and mentors together.

The Mentors
All mentors are music industry and/or marketing professionals. The selection process is underway and Whitehorse band Speed Control is confirmed to teach ‘Developing Stage Presence’.

The Workshops
• Song writing
• Home Recording
• Social Media and Marketing
• Band Management
• Developing Stage Presence

The Philosophy
The musicians involved in planning Band-Aid envision a future where their musical community is inclusive, positive and educational. Instead of competitions, what about coming together for workshops and mentoring? And so Band-Aid was born! Instead of competing, the focus is on collaborating, developing relationships, learning together and cheering each other on. When a band from Surrey “makes it”, it elevates all Surrey bands. Band-Aid is intended to educate, empower and inspire the musicians’ connection to each other and to their communities.

The Ripple Effect
Band-Aid is a way to start an ongoing creative and supportive culture among Surrey’s young bands and musicians. The City of Surrey, through Youth Services and the Surrey Arts Centre, will provide Band-Aid participants with performance opportunities at Youth Fest, Surrey’s largest youth celebration. There will be further opportunities for bands at Culture Days, Community Festivals, Cloverdale Rodeo, and the Sassy Awards. Helping bands to come together with audiences will contribute to their development in an meaningful way.

Register – It’s FREE! Call the call centre to register 604-501-5100
Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development Workshop #4373569
Date: Saturday September 13 Time: 10:30am – 10:00pm Location: Surrey Arts Centre.

Join music-industry mentors for a jam-packed day of workshops for bands and musicians who want to further their musical careers. Song writing, Home Recording, Social Media & Marketing, and Stage Presence will all be covered in the spirit of mentorship, growth and building connections. Jam session after to wrap up the night. Please let us know the name of your band when registering. Lunch will be provided.

For more information please contact Kelsey at KMacinnes@surrey.ca

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