Concert Band & Orchestra Festival

May 02, to May 05, 2017



In collaboration with the BC Band Association, there will be a National Youth Band concert at 7 PM on Thursday May 4th 2017 in the Muir Theatre, Douglas College campus, New Westminster. $5 donation at the door, no tickets in advance.

How the Festival operates:

  • Schedule: 30 minute warm-up/ 20 minute performance (MAXIMUM of three selections) / 45 minute clinic (30 minutes for elementary)
  • Optional Rating Director's Choice: Gold / Silver / Bronze
  • We provide audio adjudicator commentary, video recording of each group's performance, and one set of written adjudicator comments

Registration Cost:

  • Secondary Bands - $350
  • LARGE ensembles of over 80 participants - $400
  • Elementary Bands - $325

Audience entry fee:

  • $5 donation at the door

MusicFest Canada:

As a MusicFest Canada Affiliate, our adjudicators will issue an "Official Invitation to Perform" to exceptional concert bands and orchestras whose performance meets or exceeds the criteria established by MusicFest Canada. The Invitation will be valid for two MusicFest Canada Festivals.

Please use Music Fest Guidelines as we offer invites to this event so consistency in standards is important, which still allowing Director's flexibility in choosing repertoire that suits their needs. Please note that one Canadian selection is now required for MusicFest.