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More About the Festivals

The inaugural Queen’s Music Festival was held in April 2015. This event was established to provide an opportunity for high school ensembles to learn and make music in a non-competitive environment under the guidance of Queen’s faculty member. Since its inception The Queen’s Music Festivals have grown into a three-day event that features Concert Bands, String and Vocal ensembles from around the province.  The Festival takes places at the world class Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts which is located on the shores of Lake Ontario. 

Each festival is a one-day event that involves school performances and feedback workshops as well as clinics and sectionals. Our festival also includes mass ensemble rehearsals where students from different schools play together. Each festival culminates with a free public concert.  Each participating school receive an audio recording of their performance.

Where is the DAN School of Drama and Music?

While most schools attend the festival as a day trip, some schools do spend the night. Below is a map of Queen’s University that provides some key landmarks on campus (Isabel Bader Center and the Ban Righ Center where students can purchase their meals) and the surrounding area.