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Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development

Band-Aid Jam Session

Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development

Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time:
September 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Arts Youth

City Centre


2018-09-08 10:00:00 2018-09-08 22:00:00 America/Vancouver Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development Calling all youth musicians and bands! Join music industry mentors for a full day of workshops. Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Band-Aid is a community-driven, youth-led development day designed for local singers, songwriters, solo artists, bands and DJs between 12 and 22 years of age. Young musicians join music industry mentors for a jam-packed day of workshops.


Stage Presence - Speed Control

Turn Up The Awesome! The key to a great live show is energy and excitement that connects you with your audience. So come work with the band Speed Control and let their years of experience turn up your awesome!

Songwriting - Presented by Turtle Recording Studios with Desirée Dawson

An introduction to the techniques and skills required to create well-formed songs; we will put all the pieces of a beautiful song together with our bodies, voices, and words!

Vocal Coaching - Marlie Collins

This session will help participants get to know their voices a bit better.  Learn how the voice actually works and tips on how to improve, tone, control, range, and expression.

Guitar Clinic - Arthur Smith

In this workshop, students will work on topics such as guitar technique, fret board knowledge, writing guitar parts, communicating with a band, and how to practice effectively. We will also cover topics based on student interests in each class. You'll learn a bunch of useful musical skills no matter what style you play or what level you start at!

Drumming Clinic - Ian March

Music Production and Making BeatsNimbus School of Recording & Media

Day Schedule

Time Activity
10am-11am Sign in and Introductions
11:10am-12:40pm Workshop #1
12:40pm-1:40pm Lunch Break
1:40pm-3:10pm Workshop #2
3:10pm-3:25pm Break
3:25pm-4:55pm Workshop #3
5pm-6pm Panel Discussion
6pm-7pm Dinner Break
7pm-10pm Showcase and Jam Session

Register for Band-Aid

Work, learn and collaborate with fellow musicians and music industry professionals. The day ends with a showcase and jam session that goes into the night, where friends and family are welcome.

Space is limited, so register quickly!

Call 604-501-5566 or register online using number 4616908 for this free one-day event.

Register Online

Musical Performance Masterclass by Speed Control

Are you in a band or are you a solo musician? Spend a full hour being coached on all aspects of musical performance with Speed Control - the band that knows how to rock and how to teach it.

Hurry theres only 1 spot left! Register by calling 604-501-5566 (press 0).

  • Ages: 12 to 22
  • Fee: $75

Available Musical Performance Masterclass Time Slot

Date Time Slot 1 Time Slot 2 Time Slot 3 Location
Sept. 7 5pm-6pm Full Full Surrey City Hall

Please note: Bands only need one person from the band to register for a time slot.

Join the Youth Events Squad

Do you play an instrument? Like to sing? Write songs? Work with other local youth and City staff to further develop Band-Aid. Free food, support for travel, and volunteer hours are available. No previous experience required and everyone is welcome!

Contact for more details.

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 to plan events, build relationships and cheer each other on. The skills and direction gained at Band-Aid have resulted in more performance opportunities. Bands have since performed at many of the City of Surrey's youth and community events.

Band-Aid 2018 Presented by:

Sponsored By:


Support City-wide Youth Annual Events

We invite you to support city-wide annual events for youth. Together, we build capacity, strengthen community connections, develop leadership, and enhance the quality of life for Surrey residents.

Download the Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure to learn more.


For more information about Band-Aid, contact or call 604-501-5566