Festivals, Band Camps, and Other Events

Our members host many events of their own. This calendar lists many of the Festivals, Band Camps, and other opportunities for musicians. Festivals come in all shapes and sizes from a day in the park with several bands performing (some with opportunities for individual musicians) to multi-day events with music, clinics and more. Then there are weekend or week long events just for individuals to perform under a well known conductor which may also include clinics, master classes, and speakers. Some festivals happen in the same month every year, so are listed below in the appropriate month, and specific dates will be updated.

Members, to share your Festival information, please email [email protected]

COVID-19 Impact: With many events cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are leaving the information on this page about those events that are not currently on the 2022 calendar for informational purposes of where and when these events may take place in the future.  All are hoping to return in 2022 depending on the circumstances of their location, venue, volunteers, etc.  


2022 Calendar

January 2022

January 11-16: Windjammers Annual Convention 
Free to Windjammer Members
Non-members can join online at the website
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Host: Windjammers Unlimited, Inc.
https://www.mywju.org/

February 2022

March 2022

March 26: Repertoire Workshop for Band
Location: Dunedin Community Center, Dunedin, FL
Host: Dunedin Music Society
https://mydms.me/repertoire-workshops

April 2022

April 24: Virginia Community Music Festival
Location: Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
Host: Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble 
http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/music/festivals/communitymusic/

May 2022

May 3-8: Association of Concert Bands Convention
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Host: New Mexico ACB Consortium, Inc.
http://acb2022.org

May 14: Repertoire Workshop for Band
Location: Dunedin Community Center, Dunedin, FL
Host: Dunedin Music Society
https://mydms.me/repertoire-workshops

June 2022

June 11: Boston Festival of Bands 
Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Host: MetWinds
https://www.metwinds.org/events/2023festival  (has 2022 dates and info)

June 11 & 12: National Community Band Festival 
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Host: Fairfax Wind Symphony
http://www.fairfaxwindsymphony.org

 June 12: Maryland Community Band Day
Location: 12 Springfield Ln, Williamsport, MD 21795-1139, United States
Host: varies among the bands in Maryland, this year Williamsport, MD Community Band
https://www.facebook.com/Mdcommunitybandfestival2022/

June 12 - 18: Band Camp for Adult Musicians Week 1 with Dr. Lowell Hepler 
Location: Meadville, PA
https://sites.allegheny.edu/conference/band-camp-for-adult-musicians/

June 15-19: Music At The Summit - Concert Band
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Host: Summit Concert Band
musicatthesummit.com

June 22-25: Jazz At The Summit - Jazz Band
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Host: Summit Concert Band
musicatthesummit.com

June 26 - July 2: Band Camp for Adult Musicians Week 2 with Col. Timothy Holtan  
Location: Meadville, PA
https://sites.allegheny.edu/conference/band-camp-for-adult-musicians/

July 2022

July 7-10: John Philip Sousa Foundation’s National Community Band
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Host: John Philip Sousa Foundation
https://sousafoundation.net/2022ncbapplication.pdf and email for more information.

July 9: Annual Iowa Municipal Band Festival 
Location: Boone IA
Host: Boone Municipal Band
https://www.facebook.com/IowaMunicipalBandFestival/

July 12-17: Windjammers Summer Meet 
*Open to Windjammer Members Only
Location: Springfield, MO
Host: Windjammers Unlimited
https://www.mywju.org/wju-convention/

July 16: Lake George Community Band Festival  
Location: Lake George, NY
Host: Lake George Community Band
http://www.lgcb.org/Festival.html

July TBA: Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band 
Location: Twin Lake, MI
https://bluelake.org/adult-camp/

July 29-30: Community Band by the Sea (Concert Rain Date: July 31)
Location: Wildwood, NJ
https://artmusicemporium.com/band-by-the-sea or https://fb.me/e/31DM3QusY

August 2022

August 5-6: Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival 
Host: Marquette City Band, Marquette, MI
https://marquettecityband.com/upper-peninsula-community-band-festival/

August TBA: Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band 
Location: Twin Lake, MI
https://bluelake.org/adult-camp/

September 2022

September 10: Repertoire Workshop for Band
Location: Dunedin Community Center, Dunedin, FL
Host: Dunedin Music Society
https://mydms.me/repertoire-workshops

September 16-18: Harold J. Crosby Community Band Camp 
Host: Harold J. Crosby Community Band 
Location: Dexter, ME
Guest Conductor: MSG Sam Woodhead, Ph.D. 
https://www.cuthbert-foundation.org/Band-Camp

October 2022

October 7-9: Liberty Classic Community Band Festival 
Location: Williamsport, PA
Host: Repasz Band
Conductor: Col. Arnald Gabriel, US Air Force Band, Ret.
www.repaszband.org  

November 2022

November 18-20: Northeast Instrumental Music Festival - Great American Community Band 
Location: Lake George, NY
http://neimf.org/

December 2022


2023 Calendar

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023

March 4: The Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Location: Okemos, Michigan
Host: Meridian Community Band
https://www.meridiancommunityband.org/red-cedar-festival/, http://redcedarfestival.org/

March 25:  Three Rivers Community Band Festival
Location: Franklin Regional High School, Murrysville PA
Host: East Winds Symphonic Band
http://ewsb.org/festival/

April 2023

April 22-23: Virginia Community Music Festival
Location: Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
Host: Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble 
http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/music/festivals/communitymusic/

May 2023

May 17-20: ACB Convention in Orlando Florida
Location: Orlando Flroida
Host: Kaleidoscope Adventures and Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard
http://www.acb2023.com

 

June 2023

July 2023

August 2023

September 2023

October 2023

November 2023

December 2023


 

Events from 2020 that were cancelled and do not yet appear for 2022 or 2023

for reference in case these events may return.

 

March 7, 2020:  Northwest Band Festival
Host: Beaverton Community Band
http://www.nwbandfest.org/

  


 

Last update November 20, 2022