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. 

Opening student session: TUNE IN: How Music Can Transform Organizations and Lives One Note at a Time

Jennifer Buchanan

A leading expert on boosting mood, increasing productivity, and decreasing stress

Friday, April 13, 2018
1 PM
Eric Harvie Theatre

Jennifer BuchananIn our age of unyielding distractions and persistent disruptions, often to the detriment of our health, there is a simple yet incredibly powerful tool that we have not fully leveraged – music.

As one of Canada’s leading trailblazers and experts in music therapy, Jennifer Buchanan bridges the gap between the academic research and the public in a humorous, warm and insightful way. She believes that when we experience the right music, in the right way, transformation can happen –  improved productivity, a boost in mood, enhanced performance, reduction in stress and stronger team engagement.

Like music, Jennifer’s TUNE IN message is universal – it reaches people worldwide regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or location. No matter what kind of organization—a private practice, a small company or a large corporation—managers and employees at all levels will learn to Tune In to a better organization by becoming more collaborative, creative and productive. This “keynote” experience is sure to open or close your meeting on a high note.

DO-GOODERS: Building a Sustainable Business that Does Good

This inspirational and trailblazing story reveals how Jennifer built a successful social purpose business that makes money AND makes significant community impact, despite being told it was impossible. 

Based on over 25 years of owning and operating an award-winning company, Jennifer presents her most moving stories to convey the following key strategies to help you build greater impact and meaning into your business, regardless of your company’s age or size:

  • Share the dream and lead with legacy in mind
  • Foster a spirit of equity and build on your team’s strengths
  • Make incremental steps towards your ‘blisspoint’ 
  • Invest in self-care for yourself and your team

Jennifer imparts her frontline experience and infectious energy, speaking directly to every member in the audience. She brings her real-world experience of starting her company with just one client and scaling it to maximize community impact. 

Her first accountant said the market would never buy in … over a quarter of a century later (and with a new accountant), Jennifer has built a company that proves good work can still make a difference.