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]


Calendar

July 2019

July 12 - 14: John Philip Sousa Foundation’s National Community Band 
Location: Naperville, IL
Request application/information via email [email protected]

July 13: Annual Iowa Municipal Band Festival
Location: Boone IA
Host: Boone Municipal Band
https://www.facebook.com/IowaMunicipalBandFestival/

July 16-21: Windjammers Summer Meet
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
*Open to Windjammer Members Only
https://www.circusmusic.org/news-events

July 19: Lake George Community Band Festival
Location: Lake George, NY
Host: Lake George Community Band
http://www.lgcb.org/Festival.html

July 24-27: Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band
*Music difficulty: grade 3-4
Location: Twin Lake, MI
https://bluelake.org/adultcamp/

August 2019

August 11-16: Jazz Camp
Location: Warwick, Rhode Island
http://www.jazzcamp.com/

August 14-17: Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band
*Music difficulty: grade 4-5
Location: Twin Lake, MI
https://bluelake.org/adultcamp/



September 2019

Community Band at Sea New England and Canada
Conductor: Gerald J. Guilbeaux
http://www.worldmusictours.org/


Sept. 13-15: Harold J. Crosby Community Band Camp
Location: Dexter, Maine
Host: Harold J. Crosby Community Band
Guest Conductor: MSG Sam Woodhead, Ph.D.
https://www.cuthbert-foundation.org/Band-Camp

October 2019

October 11-13: Liberty Classic Community Band Festival
Location: Williamsport, PA
Host: Repasz Band
Conductor: Col. Arnald Gabriel, US Air Force Band, Ret.
www.repaszband.org

November 2019

November 21-24: Northeast Instrumental Music Festival - Great American Community Band
Location: Lake Placid, NY
http://neimf.org/


December 2019


January 2020

Windjammers Annual Convention 
Open to Windjammer Members Only
Non-members can join online at www.circusmusic.org
Host: Windjammers Unlimited, Inc.
https://www.circusmusic.org/news-events


February 2020


March 2020

Oregon Adult Band Festival - Northwest Band Festival
Host: Beaverton Community Band
http://www.adultbandfestival.org/

The Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Host: Meridian Community Band
http://redcedarfestival.org/

March 18-21: ACB 2020 Convention
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Host: Virginia Wind Symphony
http://acb2020.org

Three Rivers Community Band Festival
Location: Upper St Clair, PA
Host: East Winds Symphonic Band
http://ewsb.org/festival/


April 2020




May 2020

May 30-31: National Community Band Festival
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Host: Fairfax Wind Symphony
http://www.fairfaxwindsymphony.org


June 2020

June 6: Virginia Community Music Festival
Location: Newport News, VA
Host: Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble

Boston Festival of Bands 
Location: Boston, MA
Host: MetWinds

Band Camp for Adult Musicians
Location: Meadville, PA
https://sites.allegheny.edu/conference/band-camp-for-adult-musicians/

Music at the Summit Adult Band Institute
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Host: Summit Concert Band
musicatthesummit.com


July 2020

John Philip Sousa Foundation’s National Community Band

July 11: Annual Iowa Municipal Band Festival
Location: Boone IA
Host: Boone Municipal Band
https://www.facebook.com/IowaMunicipalBandFestival/

Windjammers Summer Meet
*Open to Windjammer Members Only
https://www.circusmusic.org/news-events

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


August 2020

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