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about sibf


Singapore International Band Festival (SIBF) is a biennial festival that was started in 2008 by the Wind Bands Association of Singapore. Since then, 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.


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.


For the past two year, the pandemic has disrupted the wind bands activities in Singapore and Asia in particular. Hence, it is important for us to lead the resumption of wind band development while providing the opportunity for all the make music in a safe way.


The newly curated Ensemble category at SIBF 2022 aims to allow musicians to collaborate, share ideas and strive for excellence together. Each musician’s voice in the ensemble is equally important as no doubling is required and both musical and social skills are encouraged in this setting. Musicians may perform works from classical to contemporary works written for ensembles. This platform provides an invaluable platform for musicians to explore the artistry of chamber music and showcase their talents in a more intimate setting!


The 8th SIBF will take place from 26 - 31 July 2022.


SIBF aims to provide a comprehensive experience to develop bands through the following activities:


Participating bands get to choose their challenge level and music that can best showcase the band’s performance ability. Bands will receive written feedback from a panel of internationally renowned adjudicators to help improve the band’s performance.

Workshop & Masterclass 


From a follow-up workshop after the competition, the conductor and the band will get to work with one of the adjudicators/clinicians to learn practical skills to enhance the understanding and approach to music performance.

International Exchange (not available for 2022)


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 (not available for 2022)


Enjoy the experience and share your band’s passion, have fun and put up a lively music performance to the community in outdoor venues in Singapore.

Gala Concert (not available for 2022)


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.


Note: Programme may change due to COVID-19 regulations.

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