Sat June 3 to Sun June 4 2023
at Memorial Park, Ladner, BC
CONTACT : DMMTreasurer@gmail.com
The 17th Annual Ladner Bandfest is NOW CLOSED for registration. We hope all adult-oriented community bands are ready to return for another joyous weekend of outstanding music! Ladner Bandfest #17 takes place June 3/4, 2023, at Ladner’s Memorial Park, rain or shine.
Be sure to encourage all your members to bring their families, lawn chairs and picnic baskets, and prepare to spend the entire day in Ladner! Burgers (beef and vegetarian), hotdogs, smokies, snacks, and drinks are available from the service club TOOB, as usual. Meals are also available in Ladner Village which is within walking distance. Again, TOOB’s famous curly fries will be on the menu! Restaurant meals are also available in Ladner Village which is within walking distance.
Check the website periodically for latest information, volunteer form, registration form, photos of previous groups, advertising opportunities, etc. www.ladnerbandfest.org
1. Fill out Form:
Bands must send the completed paper Registration Form by mail or email (DMMTreasurer@gmail.com) OR fill out the Online Registration Form.
2. Send Payment:
A payment in the amount of $245 CAD in the form of cheque made payable to "Delta Music Makers" and mailed to the address below OR by sending an eTransfer to DMMTreasurer@gmail.com.
BOTH a complete Registration Form AND Payment must be received in order to secure a spot in the random draw for scheduling of time slots.
We can accommodate only 18 bands this year, after which a waiting list may be created in case of a cancellation.
If a band needs to cancel, no refund can be given after Feb. 15, 2023. A band withdrawing before Feb.15, 2023 will receive a 50% refund.
Mailed registration forms and/or cheque payments can be addressed to:
Delta Music Makers
1007 Skana Drive
Site and Equipment
The Ladner Bandfest will provide two stages, with volunteer stage crew to assist with your setup. Any desired changes in stage setup must be made with the stage crew within the group’s stage time as per the schedule. Both stages are covered, so the festival goes ahead, rain or shine.
Each stage contains:
Adequate music stands and chairs to accommodate our largest groups.
A drum set provided by a sponsor,
A sponsor-provided keyboard amp which also can be used for bass guitar or electronics,
A PA system with one microphone for announcer or vocalist,
Timpani provided on both stages.
Bands should bring all other items needed, such as melodic percussion, chimes, etc. Feel free to contact other bands to share additional equipment.
Bands will alternate on the two stages – Showstage (up to 40) and Gazebo (up to 70).
There is a designated time-slot (2:20 to 2:40 pm on both days) for presentations and a welcome by a Special Guest.
Please time your program to 40 minutes, including introductions! You will receive a warning at 35 minutes and a cut-off at 40 minutes. A festival that runs on time is pleasing to participants and audience alike, and encourages return visits by all.
Suggested Preparation Schedule For Each Band:
Arrive early to enjoy the other bands. There is ample parking south and west of the site in various Delta Secondary School lots. There will be a drop off for loading and unloading large instruments. As well, handicapped attendees may also be dropped off at the same site. A map will be sent out to the registrants with the Second Mailing.
60 minutes prior to performance: musicians meet and warm up in the green room.
40 minutes prior to performance: speak to our volunteer stage-hands regarding number of chairs and stands in each row, percussion movement, etc.
30 minutes prior to performance: enter stage, begin setup BUT please respect performing band by being as QUIET as possible.
Start time: MC will introduce the group and turn the microphone over to the group’s conductor/announcer.
The group’s program must end in 40 minutes as per schedule. The MC will endeavour to give a 5-minute warning, but do not rely on this – time your program!
Musicians return to green room to pack up, then rejoin the audience outdoors when possible to support the other bands.
The Schedule of Bands will be emailed in February to each band contact. Watch for a larger package of handouts that will be sent in April/May, containing maps, instructions, schedule, and advertising poster – you are strongly requested to hand these out to all your members as soon as received.
The members of the Ladner Bandfest Committee look forward to seeing and hearing all our fellow band enthusiasts at Ladner Bandfest #17!
Ladner Bandfest Committee