2024 AIBF Calgary Festival


Welcome to the Calgary Alberta International Band Festival 2024 - "Where young Albertans learn to play, and play to learn." We're excited to announce that we are celebrating our 53rd year!

The Alberta International Band Festivals (Northern Alberta and Southern Alberta) are run by volunteers. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a performance platform for 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 in a non-competitive atmosphere as either a concert band or a jazz ensemble.

All bands are adjudicated against a standard performance rubric established by the Festival Committee. Bands receive "Superior", "Excellent" or "Satisfactory" ratings from each of adjudicators based on their performance, along with audio feedback. The Festival also makes an archival recording for each band with no adjudicator's comments. After their performance, the ensemble will have the opportunity to work with one of the adjudicators in an educational workshop setting with the adjudicator providing specific feedback directly to the band.

The schedules for the upcoming festival are posted below. PLEASE NOTE that any cancellations must be received by email to [email protected] on or before Friday, December 22nd, 2023 in order to be eligible for a full refund (minus a $50 administration fee). After this date, no refunds or carry over of fees will be issued for bands withdrawing from the Alberta International Band Festival.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your scheduled time, please contact Ryan Hancock at [email protected].


2024 Calgary Festival Dates

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Concert Band Schedule 2024 (Grades 1-6)

Wednesday, February 21st - Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 - Rozsa Centre (University of Calgary)

Schedule: 2024 AIBF Concert Band Schedules February 4th.pdf

All adjudications are online this year. Please refer to the e-newsletter that was sent out February 23rd, 2024 or look under the Festival menu tab under "Scoring & Evaluation" for further details.


Jazz Band & Combos (All Levels)

Tuesday, March 5th through Thursday, March 7th, 2024 at the Polaris Centre For The Performing Arts

Schedule: 2024 AIBF Jazz Band Schedules February 4th.pdf

All adjudications are online this year. Please refer to the e-newsletter that was sent out February 23rd, 2024 or look under the Festival menu tab under "Scoring & Evaluation" for further details.

Guest Conductor Workshops (All Levels - Concert Band or Jazz):Monday March 11th - Friday, March 15th, 2024

Due to limited interest, the guest conductor workshops have been cancelled and will not happen this year.

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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].

2024 Calgary Concert Bands Gr. 1-6 WAITLIST

February 21nd - 27th, 2024
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall | Rozsa Centre

2024 Festival Sponsorship

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