Band festival here

Band music will resonate at Red Deer College Arts Centre for the next two weeks during the Alberta Band Association Festival of Bands.

Band music will resonate at Red Deer College Arts Centre for the next two weeks during the Alberta Band Association Festival of Bands.

Starting on Monday, junior, senior and community band students from across Western Canada will converge here for performances, clinics and sight-reading activities.

The festival runs until Friday, May 22.

About 8,000 students are expected to attend the event, which is being held at Red Deer College for the 31st year.

The festival draws some of the most prestigious adjudicators, educators and clinicians from across North America.

The festival is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

For schedules of events and more information visit www.albertabandassociation.com and follow the links for Festival of Bands 2009. Further information is available from festival co-ordinator Joyce Howdle at 403-342-3526.