Welcome to the Edmonton 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 (both Edmonton North and Calgary South) are run by 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 Edmonton and Calgary. Organizers are committed to providing participants with a valuable and stimulating educational experience in a non-competitive atmosphere.
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.
Concert Bands Grades (Grades 1-6): March 11-15, 2024
Jazz Band & Combos (All Levels): March 12 & 13, 2024
2 adjudicators providing feedback (1 written evaluation with comments; 1 recording of the session with feedback)
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 - Edmonton, please contact Rob Speers at: [email protected].