Singapore International Band Festival (SIBF) is a biennial festival that was started in 2008 by the Wind Bands Association of Singapore. The SIBF artistic direction is steered by the Artistic Panel made up of local and international musicians and music educators. Since 2008, SIBF has built a reputation as an international stage in Asia that provides developmental opportunity for bands and upholds high artistic integrity in its adjudication. The 5th SIBF will take place from 26 to 31 July 2016. Through SIBF, bands from all over the world will be brought together in Singapore for an exchange of musical ideas and ideals, where musicians of all ages would be encouraged to continuously learn and strive towards excellence at their own pace. SIBF aims to provide a comprehensive experience to develop bands through the following activities:
Competition Participating band gets to choose their challenge level and music that can best showcase the band’s performance ability. Band will receive written feedback from a panel of internationally renowned musicians and educators to help improve the band’s performance.
Masterclass A follow-up workshop from the competition, the conductor and the band will get to work with one of the adjudicators/clinicians to learn practical skills in enhancing the understanding and approach to music performance.
International Exchange Meet like-minded musicians from other parts of the world! Exchange musical ideas, experience the cultural heritage and dynamics of wind band music from a different culture, and build network for future collaboration.
Outreach Programme Enjoy the experience and share your band’s passion, have fun and put up a lively music performance to the community in outdoor spaces in Singapore.
Gala Concert Witness an outstanding guest band in concert at the renowned Esplanade Concert Hall. Experience world class music and be inspired to excel in wind band music performance.
Professional Development Conductors may sign up for conducting workshop taught by outstanding professional artists at SIBF!