2022 AIBF Calgary Festival
Welcome back! Let's just say it's been a year, just as it has for many of you. There's definitely still some uncertainty about what the next few months will look like, but we're moving forward with plans for the 51st Alberta International Band Festival here in Calgary.
We know your school and community programs might look a little different, and the festival will as well. Please know that our first commitment is to you, your students, and the educational experience they will have by participating in the festival. As this is a rebuilding year for everyone, here are some of the changes you can expect:
If you have questions in the meantime, please reach out to us at [email protected].
*** For those of you who signed up for the Grade 1 Festival in Calgary in 2020, which had to be cancelled last April due to Covid-19, your registration fees were rolled over to the 2022 festival unless you specified a refund within the allotted time. When you register this year, please be sure to choose the option acknowledging that your fees ($350) are on file and those will be credited towards the $450 registration fee this year. (Grade 1 Ensembles that chose to get a refund in 2020 or are new to the festival this year will choose the option to pay the full $450.)
Welcome to the Calgary Alberta International Band Festival 2021 - "Where young Albertans learn to play, and play to learn." We're excited to announce that we are celebrating our 51st year!
The Alberta International Band Festivals (both Edmonton North and Calgary South) are run by a volunteers. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a performance platform for outstanding junior high/middle school, high school, and community bands. The Festivals are held each year in Calgary and Edmonton. Organizers are committed to providing participants with a valuable and stimulating educational experience.
All bands are adjudicated against a standard performance rubric established by the Festival Committee. bands receive "Superior", "Excellent" or "Good" ratings from each of two adjudicators. One adjudicator gives a written evaluation, while the other provides recorded comments of the performance. the Festival also makes an archival recording for each band with no adjudicator's comments.
2022 Calgary Festival Dates
All Bands (Concert Bands Grades 2-6, Jazz and Grade 1 Concert Bands): Feb 23 - March 1, 2022
The Festivals are funded by grants, corporate sponsorship, donations, entry fees and ticket sales. We invite organizations, foundations and individuals interested in supporting the Festivals to contact our Sponsorship Coordinators - Cathy MacRae and Ryan Hancock at [email protected].
For additional information about or questions concerning the Alberta International Band Festival - Calgary, please contact Director of Operations - Cathy MacRae at: [email protected].