Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
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. 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.

Join the Youth Planning Group

Do you play an instrument? Like to sing? Write songs? We're kicking off the planning of Band-Aid 2017 with a new group of young musicians. The next meeting is on Wednesday, May 10 at 4:30pm at Surrey City Hall (13450 140 Ave). Free food and support for travel is available. No previous experience required and everyone is welcome!

If you're a young musician living in Surrey, Band-Aid needs to hear from you.

  • What workshops do you want to attend?
  • Which industry professionals should we invite?
  • What should the jam look like?

Contact youth@surrey.ca for more details.

Register for Band-Aid

Check back for registration details.

Past Workshops and Mentors

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 2016 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.