2025 AIBF Calgary Festival

Welcome to the Calgary Alberta International Band Festival 2025 - "Where young Albertans learn to play, and play to learn." We're excited to announce that we are celebrating our 54th 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.

2025 Calgary Festival Dates


Concert Band Schedule 2025 (Grades 1-6)

Wednesday, February 19th - Tuesday, February 25th, 2025 - Rozsa Centre (University of Calgary)

Jazz Band & Combos (All Levels)

Dates and venue to be determined. More information on this will be available in late September.


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].