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 did not happen in 2022 or are on the 2023  calendar yet  for informational purposes of where and when these events may take place in the future.  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
https://www.mywju.org/events/2023-windjammers-winter-meet-registration-page/

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. 
https://fb.me/e/2nTGKD1yb

March 25:  Three Rivers Community Band Festival
Location: Franklin Regional High School, Murrysville PA
Host: East Winds Symphonic Band
http://ewsb.org/festival/

April 2023

April 22-23: 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 2023

May 17-20: ACB Convention in Orlando Florida
Location: Orlando Flroida
Host: Kaleidoscope Adventures and Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard
http://www.acb2023.com

June 2023

June 10: Boston Festival of Bands 
Location: Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Host: MetWinds
https://www.metwinds.org/events/2023festival  

June 11-17: Band Camp For Adult Musicians (Week 1)
Location: Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
https://www.bcfam.org/

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

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

June 25-July 1: Band Camp For Adult Musicians (Week 2)
Location: Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
https://www.bcfam.org/

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 11-16: Windjammers Summer Meet
*Open to Windjammer Members Only<
Location: Baraboo, Wisconsin
Host: Windjammers Unlimited, Inc
https://www.mywju.org/events/windjammers-summer-meet-baraboo-wisconsin-july-11-16-2023/

July 15: Lake George Community Band Festival  
Location: Shepard Park, Lake George Village
Host: Lake George Community Band
http://www.lgcb.org/Festival.html

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

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

August 2023

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

September 2023

September 15-17: Harold J. Crosby Community Band Camp 
Host: Harold J. Crosby Community Band 
Location: Dexter, ME
https://www.cuthbert-foundation.org/Band-Camp

October 2023

November 2023

December 2023


 

2022 Calendar Events that are not yet on the 2023 Calendar

 June 2022

 June 11 & 12: National Community Band Festival 

Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Host: Fairfax Wind Symphony
http://www.fairfaxwindsymphony.org

 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
https://www.facebook.com/Mdcommunitybandfestival2022/

July 2022

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

August 2022

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

September 2022

September 10: Repertoire Workshop for Band
Location: Dunedin Community Center, Dunedin, FL
Host: Dunedin Music Society
https://mydms.me/repertoire-workshops

October 2022

October 7-9: 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 18-20: Northeast Instrumental Music Festival - Great American Community Band 
Location: Lake George, NY
http://neimf.org/

December 2022

Events from 2020 that were cancelled and do not yet appear for 2022 or 2023

for reference in case these events may return.

 

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

  


 

Last update January 4, 2023