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about sibf

About

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, wind bands and ensembles 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.

 

The 9th SIBF will take place from 23 - 28 July 2024.

 

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

Competition 

Participating bands and ensembles get to choose their challenge level and music that can best showcase their performance ability. Groups will receive written feedback from a panel of internationally renowned adjudicators to help improve the band’s performance and have a choice of comments only or competition option.

Workshop & Masterclass 

 

From a follow-up workshop after the competition, the conductor and the group 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

 

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 venues 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.

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