Alberta International Band Festival

Organization Type: Education & Schools
Address: Calgary, Alberta
Contact: August Murphy
Phone: 403-831-3780

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The Alberta International Band Festival (AIBF) is a completely volunteer-run, annual festival that gives students from Calgary and area, and beyond, as well as community groups the opportunity to perform for internationally recognized adjudicators. They receive valuable performance experience, and the opportunity to work with excellent band conductors and musicians.

The heart of our festival is our volunteers! We require a large base of volunteers in order to make the Festival run smoothly and successfully. Your participation helps provide a memorable and beneficial educational experience to our student participants.

There are a large number of positions and shifts available. Please note that no prior music experience is required. Most of the jobs are relatively easy. On the day of your shift, our Festival Coordinator will be able to walk you through your job responsibilities and will be on hand to provide assistance as needed throughout the day. Some of the volunteer jobs include:

  • band host – helps our groups navigate the venue by leading the group from one area to the next
  • secretary – helps adjudicators’ stay organized, handing out and collecting required materials for each ensemble
  • check-in desk – manning the administration desk as bands check-in
  • emcee – announcing the performances and sponsors (from a script)

The Festival runs at two separate times in three different locations for the Concert and Jazz portions of the festival, and volunteers are needed at each. Many volunteers sign up for a single morning or afternoon shift, but if you have the gift of time, we encourage you to sign up for multiple shifts. Whether you can do one shift or multiple shifts, any assistance you can provide will be appreciated.

To sign-up, please go to the links below to select your volunteer shifts for the Concert Band or Jazz Band Festival.

Concert Band:…

Jazz Band:… (please note the two different locations for these volunteer shifts)

For additional information or questions about volunteering, please contact August Murphy at

Alberta International Band Festival’s Volunteer Opportunities

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