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.

February 2022

March 2022

April 2022

April 30: Virginia Community Music Festival
Location: Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
Host: Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble 

May 2022

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

June 2022

June 12 - 18: Band Camp for Adult Musicians Week 1 with Dr. Lowell Hepler 
Location: Meadville, PA

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

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

June 26 - July 2: Band Camp for Adult Musicians Week 2 with Col. Timothy Holtan  
Location: Meadville, PA

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 TBA: Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band 
Location: Twin Lake, MI

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

August TBA: Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band 
Location: Twin Lake, MI

September 2022

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. 

October 2022

October TBA: Liberty Classic Community Band Festival 
Location: Williamsport, PA
Host: Repasz Band
Conductor: Col. Arnald Gabriel, US Air Force Band, Ret.

November 2022

November TBA: Northeast Instrumental Music Festival - Great American Community Band 
Location: Lake Placid, NY

December 2022


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

for reference in case these events may return.

February 29, 2020: The Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Host: Meridian Community Band

March 7, 2020:  Northwest Band Festival
Host: Beaverton Community Band

March 28, 2020: Three Rivers Community Band Festival  (sometimes in April)
Location: Upper St Clair, PA
Host: East Winds Symphonic Band

May 29-31, 2020: National Community Band Festival 
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Host: Fairfax Wind Symphony

 June 13, 2020: Boston Festival of Bands 
Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Host: MetWinds

July 11, 2020: Annual Iowa Municipal Band Festival 
Location: Boone IA
Host: Boone Municipal Band

July 2020: Windjammers Summer Meet 
*Open to Windjammer Members Only

July 17-18, 2020: Lake George Community Band Festival  
Location: Lake George, NY
Host: Lake George Community Band


Last update January 8, 2022