We have been informed by the Banff Centre that they will be continuing with the renovations to the Greenham Theatre and the class rooms in the LF building. As a result we cannot hold the festival in 2023. Stay tuned for updated information as the renovations progress. Have a great summer! Willie Connell Executive Director … Read more

October 2, 2021

We have been in contact over the past few months with school boards, administrators, teachers, and the Banff Centre to discuss the feasibility of holding a 2022 festival. We are also aware of the Covid-19 numbers in Alberta and the recent provincial Covid-19 regulations. Considering all factors we have unfortunately come to the conclusion that … Read more

JUNE 2021

Our hope is to have a 2022 festival. Since things can change quickly with Covid-19 we will be making our decision about the festival in September. Please check the web page then to see if we will be presenting a 2022 festival. Congratulations on completing the 20-21 school year. This undoubtedly was the most trying … Read more

MAY 2021

We are continuing our history of jazz instruments by Mark DeJong. Mark has now started part 2 of the history thus far highlighting Piano, Bass, and drums. These latest additions are part of ONE WEEK AT A TIME under Distance Learning. Now that many schools are distance learning please check the ONE WEEK AT A … Read more

APRIL 2021

Our ONE WEEK AT A TIME is no longer online weekly at teachband101. All the information for ONE WEEK AT A TIME is now on the festival web page under ONE WEEK AT A TIME. Please check this out for all sorts of helpful videos. This month we have added in the Distance Learning section … Read more


Only two more weeks until a well deserved Christmas break! To say this has been a difficult Fall would be an understatement. Learning how to teach remotely, following all the pandemic rules, and not being able to plan from week to week because of Covid-19 has been incredibly trying. From what I have been told … Read more