The 27th annual festival from all accounts was a great success! From the great Festival Concerts featuring UBC University Singers and The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra to the excellent Showcase Concerts featuring festival participants, this was indeed a successful event.  Many groups told us they had the best clinics they have ever had so our facilitators were once again top notch. 

We look forward to seeing you at the 28th annual festival which will take place April 11-14 at the Banff Centre.


Congratulations to the following scholarship winners!

Brenon Parmar – Berklee Five Week Summer Performance Program

Ainsley Brown and Steve Onyshko – International Music Camp Scholarship

Hope Mack, Alissa Vanovermeire, Marianne Sawatsky – SMV vocal jazz camp scholarship

Mikylo Odut – Save the Music Scholarship

Corinna Schüler – Save the Music Scholarship




THURSDAY APRIL 12 – Eric Harvie Theatre – UBC University Singers


Centennial Collegiate(Sask), Crocus Plains/Neelin, Linden Christian, Lord Selkirk,

Maples, Mulgrave, River East, Steinbach Christian, Westgate



Acadia, Centennial (Calgary), Chorazz, Glenlawn, Harry Ainlay, Pembina Trails Voices, Saint Marys, Swift Current, Vincent Massey (Brandon), Windsor Sec.



Aden Bowman, Burnaby Central, Durham, Oak Park, R.E. Mountain, Seycove, Steinbach R.S.S., Transcona Coll., Vincent Massey(Inst & Choral)


FRIDAY APRIL 13 – Eric Harvie Theatre – Count Basie Orchestra


Acadia, Centennial Collegiate(Sask), Gracenote, Hapnot Collegiate, Mulgrave, O’Neill, Oak Park, R.E. Mountain , Saint Marys, Transcona Coll., Vincent Massey (Brandon)



Burnaby Central, Centannial(Calgary), Fernie, Linden Christian, Lord Beaverbrook, Magee, Pembina Trails Voices, Soliloquy/ihana, Steinbach Christian, Crocus Plains/Neelin, Lord Selkirk



SATURDAY APRIL 14 – Eric Harvie Theatre – Count Basie Orchestra


Aden Bowman,A Joyful Noise, Chorazz, Harry Ainlay, Medicine Hat, Monsignor McCoy, River East, Seycove, South City Jazz, Steinbach R.S.S., Swift Current, Vincent Massey ( Choral), Glenlawn



Durham, Magee, Maples, Strathcona Tweedsmuir, U of Lethbridge Ventus, Westgate, Windsor


Concert Band

Centennial High School Wind Ensemble, Calgary, AB

Harry Ainlay High School Symphonic Band, Edmonton, AB

Vincent Massey Collegiate Wind Ensemble, Winnipeg, MB


Concert Choir

Burnaby Central Chamber A , Burnaby, BC

Grace Note, Vancouver, BC

Kokopelli, Edmonton, AB

Magee Secondary School Chamber Choir, Vancouver, BC

O’Neill Chmaber Choir, Oshawa, ON

Ihana from Red Deer, AB

SeycoveSr. Chamber Choir, North Vancouver, BC

Steinbach Regional Secondary School Chamber Choir, Steinbach, MB


Jazz Band

Acadia Jr. High Jazz Ensemble, Winnipeg, MB

Durham Sr. Jazz Band, Durham, ON

Maples Collegiate Loganberry Jam, Winnipeg,MB


Vocal Jazz

Lord Beaverbrook High School, Calgary,AB

Nuf Sed, Edmonton,AB

Banff Centre Accommodation Contact Information

The Banff Centre will provide festival on site accommodation.  Meals are also available on site and all recreational facilities and internet are free.  You will have no transportation costs if you stay at the centre since all festival activities are within walking distance.

The Room Category is ROH (Run of the house)

Rate is $165.00 per room based on Single/double occupancy plus taxes

$20.00 per person surcharge for triple/quad.

To contact the Banff Centre go to:



Thursday Night Festival Concert to feature UBC University Singers

There are two kinds of concerts at the festival.  FESTIVAL CONCERTS which take place in the Eric Harvie Theatre and feature special guest groups and SHOWCASE CONCERTS which take place in various festival facilities and feature festival participants.  You will be assigned to the FESTIVAL CONCERTS and you will have to apply for the SHOWCASE CONCERTS. Once we have finalized the schedule we will work on FESTIVAL CONCERT assignments. At a later date we will give you information on how to apply for SHOWCASE CONCERTS.

This year’s FESTIVAL CONCERTS will feature the UBC University Singers under the direction of Graeme Langager on Thursday April 12th. On Friday April 13th & Saturday April 14th our FESTIVAL CONCERT we will feature the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Scotty Barnhart.