There have been some fantastic new changes to the WeBO National Festival in 2018:
In order to provide you with expert adjudicators in your ensemble type, we are scheduling ensembles on specific days.
Thursday, August 16 – Jazz Ensembles
Friday, August 17 – Concert Bands
Saturday, August 18 – Orchestra, School Ensembles and Small Ensembles
For those of you that like to be adjudicated in a more competitive situation, you can now opt for WeBO Gold. This is entirely optional and if you don’t want to be adjudicated, that’s fine, you will still get your comments and participation trophy!
On Friday, August 17, we will hold a Solo Competition. You can enter any of your participating musicians in one of three categories Open (18yrs+), High School and Primary/Intermediate. Please note, if you are still in high school and 18 years of age, you must choose either Open or High School. Winners from the three categories will perform at the Gala Concert in the Michael Fowler Centre on Friday, August 17.
This year we are honoured to hold our Gala Concert on Friday, August 17 at the Michael Fowler Centre at 7pm. Performers will include the three Solo Competition winners, the WeBO Studio Orchestra featuring Nathan Brake and Gareth Barker and a special guest ensemble! Tickets will be available online soon.
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Registration Fees: $15 per member for each ensemble from each school. Registration fees are due by Friday, July 6 , 2018. Registration fees are non-refundable.
Venue performances are every half hour as follows: Thursday August 16th to Sunday August 19th. These times are for the ensemble performances, your on stage time of 30 minutes includes set up and pack down- please factor this into your program selection.
Festival Clinics and Workshops will run prior to the Festival. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like a workshop. You will given more details regarding the time/day after you have registered.
Warm up rooms are provided 30 minutes PRIOR to performance times.
Pictures are taken during the 30 minutes AFTER the performance times.
Audience (non playing members) are free!