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]


September 2019

Community Band at Sea New England and Canada
Conductor: Gerald J. Guilbeaux

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.

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.

November 2019

November 21-24: Northeast Instrumental Music Festival - Great American Community Band
Location: Lake Placid, NY

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.

February 2020

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

March 2020

Oregon Adult Band Festival - Northwest Band Festival
Host: Beaverton Community Band

March 18-21: ACB 2020 Convention
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Host: Virginia Wind Symphony

Three Rivers Community Band Festival
Location: Upper St Clair, PA
Host: East Winds Symphonic Band

April 2020

May 2020

May 30-31: National Community Band Festival
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Host: Fairfax Wind Symphony

June 2020

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

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

Band Camp for Adult Musicians
Location: Meadville, PA

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

July 2020

John Philip Sousa Foundation’s National Community Band

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

Windjammers Summer Meet
*Open to Windjammer Members Only

Lake George Community Band Festival
Location: Lake George, NY
Host: Lake George Community Band

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

August 2020

Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival
Host: Marquette City Band, Marquette, MI

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

Last update September 10, 2019