From the left trumpet players Cody Stenhouse, Tanisha Bad Arm, Emilie Rheaume and Jan Elopre back up the École Notre Dame High School jazz band. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer College set to host Alberta Band Association Provincial Festival of Bands

Red Deer College is hosting about 7,000 band students from across Western Canada in a festival of bands.

The festival, which runs from May 8 to 13 and May 15 to 18, features performances, clinics and sight-reading activities.

Festival participants include 7,000 junior, senior and community bands.

Those coming in for the Alberta Band Association Provincial Festival of Bands will feature adjudicators, educators and clinicians from Canada and the U.S. They are coming from as far away as Jacksonville, Memphis, Las Vegas and Tacoma and as close as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer.

Performances run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Red Deer College Arts Centre mainstage, 100 College Blvd. The public is invited to attend the festival, for free.

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