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 a 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 written or recorded 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.
2024 Calgary Festival Dates
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN OCTOBER 1st, 2023. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE AT THAT TIME.
Concert Bands (Grades 1-6): Wednesday, February 21st through Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 at the Eckhardt-Grammatte Hall, Rozsa Centre (University of Calgary)
Jazz Band & Combos (All Levels): Tuesday, March 5th through Friday, March 8th, 2024 at the Polaris Centre.
Guest Conductor Workshops (All Levels - Concert Band or Jazz):Monday March 11th - Friday, March 15th, 2024
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].