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Attention Participating Bands

CONTACT : Janet Drew. 604-943-2274


The Annual Ladner Bandfest is ready for June 4/5, 2022. We hope all adult-oriented community bands are ready to return for another joyous weekend of outstanding music this June!  


Family Weekend! 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, snacks, and drinks are available from the service club TOOB, as usual.  Meals are also available in Ladner Village which is within walking distance.  TOOB’s famous curly fries will also be available!



Check the website periodically for latest information, volunteer form, registration form, photos of previous groups, advertising opportunities, etc.



Bands must send the Registration Form (see other attachment), with a $245 cheque, to the address on the Form.  We suggest hand delivery or date stamping your return envelope at your postal outlet. Preference is made to earlier postmark dates when scheduling bands for their performance times.  We can accommodate only 18 bands this year, after which a waiting list is created in case of a cancellation.   For your information, if a band needs to cancel, no refund can be given after Feb. 15.  A band withdrawing before Feb.15 will receive a 50% refund.  Please note, we are contemplating eTransfers in 2021. This is not an option this year.


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 available, if requested on the registration form


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! 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:

  1. 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.

  2. 60 minutes prior to performance: musicians meet and warm up in the green room.

  3. 40 minutes prior to performance: speak to our volunteer stage-hands regarding number of chairs and stands in each row, percussion movement, etc.

  4. 30 minutes prior to performance: enter stage, begin setup.

  5. Start time: MC will introduce the group and turn the microphone over to the group’s conductor/announcer.

  6. 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!

  7. Musicians return to green room to pack up, then rejoin the audience outdoors.


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 #16!





Ladner Bandfest Committee