February 16, 2018

Arts Education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate; the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence. (Source: Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Corporate Communications, Xerox. Corporation)

Our Festival format:

  • Each group warms up for 30 minutes; performs for 15 minutes; then returns to their warm up room for a 30 minute clinic with one of the adjudicators.
  • Optional: groups may receive a rating of Gold, Silver or Bronze standing by request.
  • Digital files of each group’s performance are provided, along with verbal and written adjudications.

Cost: • All groups: $350.00 ($350 registration plus $6 administration fee)

Audience admission: Parents and the public are encouraged to attend this festival. • $5 donation at the door

Repertoire: Each group performs three selections that fit within the 15 minute time limit. (To include all on/off stage movement.) Each groups set should include one swing choice, one ballad and one own choice. Repertoire choices do not need to be submitted in advance of the Festival.

MusicFest Canada Affiliate: The adjudicators will issue "Official Invitations to Perform" to exceptional jazz bands, combos and vocal jazz groups whose performances meet or exceed the criteria established by MusicFest Canada. The Invitation will be valid for two consecutive MusicFest Canada Festivals. Please review MusicFest Canada guidelines for repertoire requirements and the rules and regulations of that festival.

2018 Jazz Band Festival Programme:  Click here to view our 2018 Jazz Band Festival Programme.


01/18/2016 - 19:16
The planning has begun for 2018. We will be returning to Capilano University for the coming festival. We thank CAP U for welcoming the Festival back to their facility.


Capilano University, North Vancouver
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5