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 here about those events that are not currently on the remaining 2021 or 2022 calendar for information of where these events may take place in the future.  All are hoping to return in 2021 or 2022 depending on the circumstances of their location, venue, volunteers, etc.  


2021 Calendar 

September  2021

September 17-19: Harold J. Crosby Community Band Camp - POSTPONED to September 16-18, 2022
Host: Harold J. Crosby Community Band 
Guest Conductor: MSG Sam Woodhead, Ph.D. 
https://www.cuthbert-foundation.org/Band-Camp

October 2021

October 8-10: Liberty Classic Community Band Festival - CANCELLED until 2022
Location: Williamsport, PA
Host: Repasz Band
Conductor: Col. Arnald Gabriel, US Air Force Band, Ret.
www.repaszband.org  


November 2021

 

December 2021


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.
https://www.mywju.org/

February 2022

March 2022

April 2022

April 30: Virginia Community Music Festival
Location: Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
Host: Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble 
http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/music/festivals/communitymusic/

May 2022

May 3-8: Association of Concert Bands Convention
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Host: New Mexico ACB Consortium, Inc.
http://acb2022.org

June 2022

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

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

July 2022

July TBA: Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band 
Location: Twin Lake, MI
https://bluelake.org/adultcamp/

August 2022

August 5-6: Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival 
Host: Marquette City Band, Marquette, MI
https://marquettecityband.com/upper-peninsula-community-band-festival/

August TBA: Blue Lake Summer Camp for Adults Concert Band 
Location: Twin Lake, MI
https://bluelake.org/adultcamp/

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. 
https://www.cuthbert-foundation.org/Band-Camp

October 2022

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

November 2022

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

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
http://redcedarfestival.org/

March 7, 2020:  Northwest Band Festival
Host: Beaverton Community Band
http://www.nwbandfest.org/

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

May 29-31, 2020: National Community Band Festival 
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Host: Fairfax Wind Symphony
http://www.fairfaxwindsymphony.org

 June 13, 2020: Boston Festival of Bands 
Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Host: MetWinds
https://www.metwinds.org/events/2020festival

June 7-13 and June 21-27, 2020: Band Camp for Adult Musicians
Location: Meadville, PA
https://sites.allegheny.edu/conference/band-camp-for-adult-musicians/

July 9-12, 2020: 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, 2020: Annual Iowa Municipal Band Festival 
Location: Boone IA
Host: Boone Municipal Band
https://www.facebook.com/IowaMunicipalBandFestival/

July 2020: Windjammers Summer Meet 
*Open to Windjammer Members Only
https://www.circusmusic.org/news-events

July 17-18, 2020: Lake George Community Band Festival  
Location: Lake George, NY
Host: Lake George Community Band
http://www.lgcb.org/Festival.html


 

Last update September 15, 2021