Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 10:30am-10pm
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 DJs between 12-22 years of age. 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 that goes into the night, and friends and family are welcome.

Register for Band-Aid

Please call 604-501-5566 and press zero to speak to the front desk. The course code is 4481518 and you’ll be asked if you are a solo artist or if you are part of a band (and the name of the band). Band-Aid participants have first priority to perform at Surrey Youth Fest - the City's largest youth event of the year on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Workshops and Mentors

For Youth By Youth

If you're a young musician living in Surrey, Band-Aid needs you. What workshops do you and your peers want to attend? Which industry professionals should we invite? What are your thoughts about having a song-writing competition? If you are interested in discussing these questions and more, consider joining other youth and City of Surrey staff from Surrey Youth Services and the Surrey Arts Centre to plan this year's Band-Aid. Contact youth@surrey.ca for more details.

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.

Thank-you Sponsors

Envision Financial is committed to making a meaningful difference in local communities. In 2013, Envision Financial established The Full Cupboard—an innovative community-based program designed to raise food, funds and awareness for food banks in the communities where Envision Financial operates. With a commitment to raise $1 million over ten years, The Full Cupboard has raised $367,300 and collected 61,797 pounds of food for our local food banks.