Festivals are unique opportunities for ensembles to collaborate with and share in their passion for music with other groups and prestigious guest conductors worldwide. Encore will manage your logistics including extending your stay so you can take full advantage of every festival opportunity. Encore is currently featuring the following four festivals for the upcoming travel years.

Featured Festivals

Normandy Music Festival

Normandy Music Festival

March 3-5, 2017

Normandy, France

Take part in this extraordinary Music Festival in the heart of Normandy. Steeped in history, the area offers many unique venues for concerts and master classes. Benefit from the expertise of renowned professionals and connect with fellow performers. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and dramatic seaside cliffs of Normandy as you set out to discover the Loire Valley and unforgettable sights of Paris. Click here to learn more.

Sing Mit Festival

International Sing Mit Festival

July 6-8 OR July 13-15, 2017

Vienna, Austria

The Imperial City of Music beckons you with its musically-rich history, stunning baroque architecture and bustling cosmopolitan squares. Visit the home of some of the world's greatest musical talents including Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn during the 2017 Sing Mit Festivals, 3-day festival choir events at St. Stephen's Cathedral in the heart of Vienna. To learn more, visit: Sing Mit Festival Opportunity for Choirs.

Rhythms Festivals

Rhythms International Music Festivals

March-May

Multiple Cities U.S. and Canada

Rhythms International Festivals offer musical groups in the USA and Canada a unique adjudicated festival experience. Each festival is a non-competitive, educational event where ensembles perform in local venues for three expert adjudicators. Every group receives a full hour on stage which includes time for their performance and a Masterclass with a clinician. View our sample 4 day itinerary!

St. Patrick's Day Festival

St. Patrick's Day Festival in Dublin

March 13-18, 2017

Dublin, Ireland

It's never too early to plan a marching band trip for 2017. Travel with your marching band to the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade for an experience of a lifetime. Perform in the prestigious Limerick International Band Festival and explore the heart of Dublin and Belfast. Other marching and static performance opportunities are also available. To learn more, visit: Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Calendar of Festivals

With thousands of music festivals across the globe year-round, you are sure to find something suitable for any traveling group! Below is a listing of Encore-recommended festivals. If you don't see the one you want on the list, please contact us!

JANUARY

Berklee High School Jazz Festival (Boston, MA, USA)
Mozart Week (Salzburg, Austria)
Dark Music Days (ReykjavÍk, Iceland)

FEBRUARY

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (Moscow, ID, USA)

MARCH

St. Patrick's Day Parade (Dublin, Ireland)
NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade (New York City, NY)
Limerick International Band Festival (Limerick, Ireland)
Normandy Music Festival (Normandy, France)
Cape Town International Jazz Festival (Cape Town, South Africa)
Cape Town International Choir Festival (Cape Town, South Africa)
National Orchestra Cup (New York City, USA)
Show Choir National Championship Series by FAME (Hollywood/New York City/Orlando/Branson/Chicago, USA)
Concert Choir National Championship Series (Hollywood/New York City/Orlando/Branson/Chicago, USA)

APRIL

Harrogate International Youth Festival of Performing Arts (Harrogate, England)
Jazzkaar (Tallinn, Estonia)
Cork Choral Festival (Cork, Ireland)

MAY

Brussels Jazz Marathon (Brussels, Belgium)
Spring International Music Festival (Prague, Czech Republic)
Bath International Music Festival (Bath, Great Britain)
Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (New York City, NY, USA)

JUNE-JULY

Crescent City Choral Festival (New Orleans, LA, USA)
Montreal International Jazz Festival (Montreal, Canada)
Baires Canta International Choral Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
D-Day Memorial Day Parade (Paris and Normandy, France)

JULY

Sing Mit Festival (Vienna, Austria)
BBC Proms (London, England)
Mid Europe International Youth Wind Band Festival and Competition (Schladming, Austria)
Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux, Switzerland)
North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, Italy)
Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival (Vienna, Austria)
Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade (California, USA)
Bristol 4th of July Parade (Bristol, RI)
Estonia Song Festival (Tallinn, Estonia - This festival happens only once every 5 years! The next festival will take place in 2019)

AUGUST

Edinburgh International Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland)

OCTOBER

Cork Jazz Festival (Cork, Ireland)
Buenos Aires International Youth Orchestra Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

NOVEMBER

Buenos Aires Jazz Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Jazz Club Slany (Slany, Czech Republic)

DECEMBER

Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Parade (Waikiki, HI, USA)

Bavarian Christmas Markets (All around the Germanics region of Europe from November-December)

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Check back with us again as we add more festivals! If you're interested in participating in a festival, please contact us.

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