- Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) - http://www.hpedsb.on.ca -

Presenting BandFest 2017: Performances by elementary school bands

Bandfest 2017 poster [1]
Students from elementary schools will perform in BandFest 2017. They will also participate in workshops hosted by facilitators from Quinte Symphony.

March 10, 2017—Elementary school students are preparing to take to the stage for BandFest 2017.

Event details
DATE: Thursday, April 6, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Centennial Secondary School, 160 Palmer Road, Belleville

This year’s BandFest will include live music performed by students, two workshops hosted by Quinte Symphony facilitators, multiple adjudicators and a formal warm-up room.

Each band will receive a recording of their performance along with a live adjudication, as well as a private workshop with a professional conductor. The bands may be either classroom-based or extracurricular and must include, but are not limited to, woodwind and/or brass instruments.


In April 2016, HPEDSB held its first annual BandFest which hosted over 200 students from nine different bands across the region. This event wa a non-competitive boardwide festival for elementary school bands. With no trophies, ribbons or ranking systems, it was a chance for students who had practiced since September to perform for, and listen to an audience of their peers.

All parents/families are welcome to attend to see elementary school bands in action!

For more information, contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]