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]


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

March 7:  Northwest Band Festival
Host: Beaverton Community Band

March 18-21: ACB 2020 Convention  - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Host: Virginia Wind Symphony

March 28: Three Rivers Community Band Festival  - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Location: Upper St Clair, PA
Host: East Winds Symphonic Band

April 2020

May 2020

May 29-31: National Community Band Festival - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Host: Fairfax Wind Symphony

May 20-June 4: William D. Revelli Remembrance Tour of Italy
Organized by World Music Tours
Host: Art Himmelberger [email protected]

June 2020

June 6: Virginia Community Music Festival- CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Location: Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
Host: Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble

June 13: Boston Festival of Bands - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Host: MetWinds

June 7-13, June 21-27: Band Camp for Adult Musicians - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Location: Meadville, PA

June 17-21: Music at the Summit Adult Band Institute  - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Host: Summit Concert Band

July 2020

July 9-12: John Philip Sousa Foundation’s National Community Band
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Host: John Philip Sousa Foundation http://www.sousafoundation.org/ and email for more information.

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

Windjammers Summer Meet - POSTPONED TO 2021 DUE TO COVID-19
*Open to Windjammer Members Only

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

Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band 
Concert Band: July 22 - July 25, 2020 (Music difficulty: grade 3-4)

see website for smaller ensemble dates
Location: Twin Lake, MI

August 2020

Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival  - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
Host: Marquette City Band, Marquette, MI

Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band 
Concert Band:  August 12 - 15, 2020 (Music difficulty:  grade 4-5)
see website for smaller ensemble dates 
Location: Twin Lake, MI

September 2020

 September 11-13: Harold J. Crosby Community Band Camp 
Location: Dexter, Maine
Host: Harold J. Crosby Community Band
Guest Conductor: MSG Sam Woodhead, Ph.D.

October 2020

October 9-11: Liberty Classic Community Band Festival
Location: Williamsport, PA
Host: Repasz Band
Conductor: Col. Arnald Gabriel, US Air Force Band, Ret.

November 2020

November 20-22: Northeast Instrumental Music Festival - Great American Community Band
Location: Lake Placid, NY

December 2020

Last update May 8, 2020