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 have not yet returned for 2023.   2022 Events remain listed until an updated event for 2023 has been entered.

2023 Calendar

January 2023

January 10-15: Windjammers Winter Convention
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Host: Windjammers Unlimited, Inc

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 11: East Coast Band Conference
Location: Ringgold Band's rehearsal room at 3539-A Freemont St., Laureldale, PA 19605
Host: Ringgold Band/H.E. "Kit" Crissey, Jr. 

March 25:  Three Rivers Community Band Festival
Location: Franklin Regional High School, Murrysville PA
Host: East Winds Symphonic Band

April 2023

April 22-23: Virginia Community Music Festival
Location: Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
Host: Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble 

May 2023

May 17-20: ACB Convention in Orlando Florida
Location: Orlando Florida
Host: Kaleidoscope Adventures and Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard

June 2023

June 3-4 National Community Band Festival 
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Host: Fairfax Wind Symphony

June 10: Boston Festival of Bands 
Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Host: MetWinds

June 11-17: Band Camp For Adult Musicians (Week 1)
Location: Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

June 14-18: Jazz At The Summit - Jazz Band
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Host: Summit Concert Band

June 21-25: Music At The Summit - Concert Band
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Host: Summit Concert Band

June 25-July 1: Band Camp For Adult Musicians (Week 2)
Location: Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

July 2023

July 6-9: John Philip Sousa Foundation’s National Community Band
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Host: John Philip Sousa Foundation
https://sousafoundation.net/2023ncbapplication.pdf and email for more information.

July 8: Annual Iowa Municipal Band Festival 
Location: Boone IA
Host: Boone Municipal Band

July 11-16: Windjammers Summer Meet
*Open to Windjammer Members Only
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin
Host: Windjammers Unlimited, Inc

July 15: Lake George Community Band Festival  
Location: Shepard Park, Lake George Village
Host: Lake George Community Band

July 19-22: Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band 
Location: Twin Lake, MI

July 28-29: Community Band by the Sea (Concert Rain Date: July 30)
Location: Wildwood, NJ
 https://artmusicemporium.com/band-by-the-sea or https://fb.me/e/5cUFFdSSc

August 2023

August 3-5: Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival 
Host: Marquette City Band, Marquette, MI

August 9-12: Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band 
Location: Twin Lake, MI

September 2023

September 15-17: Harold J. Crosby Community Band Camp 
Host: Harold J. Crosby Community Band 
Location: Dexter, ME

October 2023

October 6-8: Liberty Classic Community Band Festival 
Location: Williamsport, PA
Host: Repasz Band
Conductor: Col. Arnald Gabriel, US Air Force Band, Ret.

November 2023

November 16-19: Northeast Instrumental Music Festival - Great American Community Band 
Location: Lake George, NY

December 2023

New in 2024

The rest of the 2024 Calendar will be populated later in the year.

July 23-August 3: American Music Abroad Community Band and Orchestra Tour
Location: European Tour
Host: American Music Abroad

 2022 Calendar Events that are not yet on the 2023 Calendar

 June 2022 

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

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

for reference in case these events may return. 

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



Last update June 3, 2023