Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: TBD
Location: Surrey City Hall (13450 104 Avenue)
Cost: FREE

Band-Aid is a community-driven, youth-led development day designed for local singers, songwriters, solo artists, bands and deejays between 13-21 years of age. It is created and planned by youth and facilitated by Surrey Youth Services and Surrey Arts Centre staff. 

Young musicians join music industry mentors for a jam-packed day of workshops. Work, learn and collaborate with fellow musicians and music professionals. 

The day ends with a Jam Night featuring the musicians and mentors of Band-Aid! Friends and family are welcome.

On the Road to Band-Aid 2016


Pizza Party and Jam Session

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 | 4:30–7:30pm
Surrey Arts Centre (13750 88 Avenue)

On the road to Band-Aid 2016, we eat pizza, chat, and play music with friends. Enjoy pizza and awesome company, while we talk about plans for Band-Aid in September--how plans are shaping up so far and what things you'd like to see happen. Then we jam! So don't forget to bring your instruments if you want to take part in the jam. Please respond to by Friday, May 6th to confirm your attendance. 

The Philosophy

Band-Aid emerged out of the community. Youth musicians want to use their powers for good – to create a positive culture for young bands in Surrey. They want to collaborate, work together and learn together. Band-Aid is building a network where everyone is welcome to contribute to a positive and constructive music community by acquiring skills and relationships that benefit their development as musicians.

The Ripple Effect

Band-Aid breaks down barriers and connects people. The musicians have continued to work together – planning events, building relationships and cheering each other on. The skills and direction gained at Band-Aid have resulted in more performance opportunities, and bands have since performed at Youth Fest, Surrey’s PechaKucha Series, Culture Days, the SASSY Awards, Surrey International Children’s Festival and more.

2015 Workshops and Mentors

A Career in Music – Executive Director of Music BC, entertainment lawyer, founder of the Peak Performance Project – Bob D’Eith
Stage Presence – RAWK Camp founders, educators, touring band from Whitehorse - Speed Control
Songwriting and Tour Survival – Recording Artists, 2014 Peak Performance Grand Prize Winners, touring band - Good for Grapes
Home Recording – Producer and Engineer, Turtle Recording Studios - Brad Graham