Welcome to the Calgary Alberta International Band Festival 2018 - "Where young Albertans learn to play, and play to learn."

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 platfrom 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 in a noncompetative atmosphere.

For 2018, the Calgary Festival dates are as follows:

Concert Bands (Grades 2- 6) - February 21st - 27th, 2018 | Rozsa Centre (University of Calgary)

Jazz Bands (Novice to Advanced) - March 6th - 9th, 2018 | TransAlta Performing Arts Studios (just north of Calgary Stampede Park at 1302 - 6th Street SE)

Concert Bands (Grade 1) - March 13th & 14th, 2018 | Bishop Carroll High School


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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.

The Calgary Festival Committee is currently looking for interested band directors to be part of the committee. This is a volunteer position, but a great way to network with other band directors in the area. If you are interested, please contact our Calgary Chair, Mike Jewitt, for additional information at [email protected].

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 Coordinator - Fiona Munro 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].

2018 Calgary Grade 2-6 Concert Bands

February 21st to 27th, 2018
Rozsa Centre (University of Calgary)
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall | Rozsa Centre

2018 Calgary Jazz Bands

March 6th - 9th, 2018
TransAlta Performing Arts Studios (Calgary Stampede Park)
TransAlta Performing Arts Studios (just north of Stampede Park)

2018 Calgary Grade 1 Concert Bands

March 13th & 14th, 2018
Bishop Carroll High School
Bishop Carroll High School Info Page