Each November, the Rockies come alive with the sound of music, as hundreds of students gather in Canmore for a weekend of learning.
Vic Lewis Band Festival is a three-day, non-competitive event for high school concert and jazz bands, with instruction delivered by an international faculty of top-tier musicians and educators. Come out and hear the bands perform!
Each year, junior high and high school concert and jazz band members journey to Canmore to spend two days and nights expanding their skills, making new friends, and enriching their lives by attending workshops, giving public performances, playing for adjudicators, and listening to faculty recitals.
Over the last 24 years, Vic Lewis Band Festival has provided a safe, supportive, encouraging, and inspiring space for youth who want to express themselves artistically, expand their musical education and skills, meet like-minded people, and make lasting connections with their peers and mentors.