• Members of the NBYO board go on learning tour of Venezuela.
  • NBYO launches a bilingual prototype centre at Beaverbrook School in Moncton with 50 students playing stringed instruments.


  • Expanding on the success of the prototype centre, the Moncton centre expands, adding wind, brass and percussion instruments.
  • Three additional centres are launched, in Saint John, Richibucto and Tobique First Nation.
  • Enrolment increases to 550 students daily and Teaching Artists employed to 38.


  • Current centres grow and add more students.
  • Five additional centres are launched in Miramichi, Fredericton and Tracadie along with two satellite centres in Hillsborough and the Elsipogtog First Nation.
  • Enrolment increases to more than 900 children daily.


  • Enrolment continues to increase to 1,100 children daily, the largest program of its kind in Canada.
  • 58 Teaching Artists are employed, the largest employer of artists in Atlantic Canada.
  • Cultural impact is enormous with 149 performance events and 80,000 people attending in the pre-covid year.