Welcome to the Alberta International Band Festival North (Edmonton & Area) - "Where young Albertans learn to play, and play to learn."

AIBF 2020

Scheduling is now complete. A FINAL schedule has been posted.

We are looking forward to seeing and hearing all of you again in Edmonton March 9-13, 2020.

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 in a non-competitive atmosphere.

The Edmonton portion of the festival for 2020 will be as follows:

  • Concert Bands (Grades 1 - 6) - March 9th - 13th, 2020 | ATB Financial Arts Barn
  • Jazz Bands (Novice to Advanced) - March 10th & 11th, 2020 | Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

All bands are adjudicated against a standard performance rubric established by the Festival Committee. bands receive "Superior", "Excellent" or "Satisfactory" 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 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 Director, Cathy MacRae at [email protected].

For additional information about or questions concerning the Alberta International Band Festival - North, please contact ROB SPEERS: [email protected].