Concert Band

Concert Band

The Concert Band portion of the festival will be held November 19 at the Sid Williams Theatre.


Concert Band Sid Williams Theatre, 442 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC

This year’s adjudicators are Gareth Jones and Kirk Wassmer

Band Format

Warm up 30 minutes prior to performance
Performance 20 minutes including set up
Clinic 30 minutes


The Comox Valley Festival will provide the equipment listed below. Anything that is not on the list is your responsibility.

Concert Band: Stage: Music stands, bass drum, 4 timpani, snare drum, bells, chimes, xylophone, gong, 2 bass amps, drum kit
Warm up: Chairs, 30 stands


Class placement in concert band is determined by the level of music chosen. If music is chosen from the b300 level, the band is adjudicated by the criteria standards of the b300 class. The selection of repertoire, suitable to the ensemble level and style, will be reflected in the final rating.

Ensembles are required to prepare three selections at their class level as follows:

  1. Optional warm-up chorale (not to be evaluated)
  2. Two selections of a comparable level of difficulty and in contrasting style
  3. One march


$350.00 for first ensemble; $250.00 for additional ensembles (Band and Choir combined)

Fee is non-refundable.


Friday, September 20th, 2024 – Due to high interest, please note registration is first come first serve.


As a courtesy to those on the waiting list, please notify us if you have registered but are unable to attend the festival. This is a non-refundable festival.


It is no fun performing to an empty hall! We invite all groups to show up and listen prior to their warmup time or after their clinic to provide a supportive audience for the other performers.

This non-competitive Festival does not post ratings; however, the festival does offer an opportunity to receive an invitation for MusicFest Canada