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Musician development and mentorship for local youth singers, songwriters, solo artists, bands and DJs.

Band-Aid is presented in partnership with Surrey Civic Theatres, Surrey Youth, and Healthy Communities. We've joined forces with Online Youth Nights to offer youth free online mentorship sessions with music professionals from around Metro Vancouver. These workshops provide opportunities for young people to develop their skills and connect with other local musicians. The next set of workshops will be held in Fall 2021. Stay tuned for more details!

Past Workshops

Building your Community with Sami Ghawi from FUSIONpresents 

Have you ever wondered how bands or musicians create their following? Learn how musicians connect with and create a community that wants the music they are creating. 

Music & the Expression of Emotion with Sami Ghawi from FUSIONpresents

An insightful look into how music is truly the most powerful communicator, through chord progression, melody, dynamics and rhythm. All participating artists also received the FUSIONpresents Music Theory Handbook.

The Music Biz with Bob D'Eith from Adagio Music

Learn how to promote your music in this challenging time with Bob D'Eith. All participating artists also received a copy of Bob’s book, A Career in Music. 

Music Mixing with Karl Dicaire from Nimbus School of Recording & Media

The basics of online Music Mixing workshop with Karl Dicaire: Mixer, Recording engineer, and Nimbus Instructor.

About Band-Aid

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. Bands have since performed at the Youth Talent Showcase, Culture Days, the SASSY Awards, Surrey International Children’s Festival and more.


For more information, check for updates on the Surrey Youth Resources page, subscribe for our monthly email update or contact

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