2024 AIBF Edmonton Festival



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.

THANKS TO DIAMOND PARKING SERVICES & OLD STRATHCONA FARMER'S MARKET

They are offering a special rate of $5.00/day for guests during AIBF. This is in the NORTH END of the large parking lot just east of Gateway Blvd, directly across the street from the Arts Barn and OSPAC. The special rate can be accessed via the paystation on site by selecting “AIBF” and entering coupon code “2392”.

2024 Edmonton Festival Dates

MARCH 11-15, 2024

If your plans include attending the FEATURE CONCERT, there are only A FEW TICKETS LEFT !

TICKET ORDER FORM IS .....

2024 EDMONTON FEATURE CONCERT.pdf

Concert Bands Grades (Grades 1-6): March 11-15, 2024

  • 2 adjudicators providing feedback (1 written evaluation with comments; 1 recording of the performance session with feedback)
  • 1 archival recording of your performance
  • a 25 minute clinic session immediately following your performance with one of the adjudicators

Jazz Band & Combos (All Levels): March 13, 2024

2 adjudicators providing feedback (1 written evaluation with comments; 1 recording of the session with feedback)

  • 1 archival recording of your performance
  • a 45 minute session which includes set-up, performance and onstage clinic with adjudicators

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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 at [email protected].

For additional information about or questions concerning the Alberta International Band Festival - Edmonton, please contact Rob Speers at: [email protected].