RDC welcomes band students from across the province

Date posted: 
Wed, 05/02/2018
RDC welcomes band students from across the province

Alberta Band Association Provincial Festival of Bands begins May 7

RDC is excited to host students from across Western Canada attending the annual Alberta Band Association Provincial Festival of Bands from May 7 to May 11 and May 14 to 17.

About 7,000 Junior, Senior and Community Band students will participate in 10 days of performances, clinics and sight-reading activities.

Prestigious adjudicators, educators and clinicians from Canada and the U.S. will be judging this year’s Festival. They include in week one: Brent Ghiglione from the University of Regina, Dr. Catherine Rand from the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Colleen Richardson from Western University in London Ontario, Dr. Christopher Unger from Augustana University in South Dakota, and Rita Burns from Edmonton, Alberta. 

Week two includes: Jacqueline Dawson from the University of Manitoba, Dr. Peter Haberman from Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota, Dr. Larry Petersen from Augustana University in South Dakota, Dr. Paul Popiel from the University of Kansa and Mr. Brian Thorlacius from Calgary, Alberta

The public is invited to attend this exciting free Festival.

Alberta Band Association Provincial Festival of Bands
May 7 to May 11 and May 14 to 17
Performances run daily from 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Mainstage, Red Deer College Arts Centre (see map)

This is the 41st year the Festival of Bands has been held at RDC. For event details, contact RDC’s School of Continuing Education at 403.356.4900 or continuingeducation [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca.

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For additional information contact:

Shelley Newman     
Communications Strategist – Corporate
RDC      
403.342.3299     

Brent Forster
Communications Strategist – Corporate
RDC
403.342.3389

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