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 DJs between 12-22 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.

Youth Creating Band-Aid

Wednesday, July 13 | 4-6pm
Surrey Arts Centre (13750 88 Avenue)

Join fellow musicians to help make this year’s Band-Aid the best one yet. Contribute to the conversation, share your thoughts, discover ideas and work with staff and volunteers to build an event that you want to see happen in your community. Play carnival games, eat food and help shape the event.

Contact youth@surrey.ca for more information and to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

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).

For Youth By Youth

If you're a young musician living in Surrey, Band-Aid needs you. What types of workshops do you and your peers want to attend? Which industry professionals should we consider inviting? What are your thoughts about having a song-writing competition? If you are interested in discussing these questions and more, consider joining other local youth musicians and City of Surrey staff to inform the planning of 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.

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