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

AIBF 2021 cancelled

On behalf of the AIBF Board it is with great disappointment that I announce that AIBF 2021 is being cancelled due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Many of us have seen great changes to our music programs through this unprecedented time and, from your responses to our questionnaire, we have made the decision to cancel this year. We look forward to resuming the festivals in 2022 and hope that you and your music program stay healthy throughout the turbulent times.Please continue to watch the AIBF website as we update information in the future.

Rob Speers

President AIBF

We are looking forward to seeing and hearing all of you again in Edmonton March of 2022.

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.

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].