St. Olaf Festival of Bands

The Festival Band will premiere a work by our guest conductor​/​composer, Carl Holmquist!

The 2018 St. Olaf Festival of Bands, to be held on November 10th, promises to be a stimulating day for students and teachers alike. Culminating an exciting and intense day of rehearsals will be performances by the Festival Band, the St. Olaf Band, and the Norseman Band. The Festival of Bands enjoys a long, successful history of bringing together outstanding high school musicians to prepare and share a program with nationally known artists. There is no cost for students and their band directors to participate in our Festival of Bands, including lunch in our nationally-recognized Stav Cafeteria.

Please click here to nominate students (nominations due by October 22).

Watch the 2016 and 2017 Festival of Bands concerts.

Download the Student Schedule

Download the Director Schedule

Festival of Bands Faculty