Cantando is a non-competitive festival designed for North American school wind ensembles, concert bands, jazz bands, and choirs utilizing some basic tenets necessary to promote quality music education. We currently have festival locations in Edmonton AB, Sun Peaks BC, and Whistler BC. Click on a specific festival for details.

Thanks to everyone involved for 3 great Cantando festivals in 2016.

We had a fantastic record setting festival season and look forward to 2017.


The dates and venues are set as below for an exciting 2017 season.


Edmonton – April 9-11, 2017

Sun Peaks – April 28-30, 2017

Whistler – May 4-7, 2017


The Calgary Wind Symphony will perform on Sunday evening in the Winspear Centre, Kokopelli and a local jazz ensemble as well as the Festival mass choir will perform Monday night and Rajaton, an outstanding Finnish vocal ensemble will perform Tuesday evening.

Vancouver Youth Choir and a Western Canadian University Jazz Ensemble will perform as special guests at the Sun Peaks Festival.

The National Youth Band of Canada will be featured at the Whistler Festival. A very special vocal group is also expected to perform.

Incredible clinicians from western Canada and western USA will work with students in instrumental masterclasses

Mass choirs will be featured at all festivals.