Red Cedar Festival
of Community Bands
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Okemos High School – 2800 E Jolly Rd – Okemos, Michigan 48864
The Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands has become the focus event for adult community concert bands throughout Michigan. Since the inaugural concert on Saturday, February 24, 1996, over fifty different musical ensembles have combined to present hundreds of concerts for the public’s entertainment and the musicians’ educational enrichment.
More than forty performance clinicians, representing colleges, universities, and three military service bands, have shared their knowledge with the thousands of musicians who have performed at the Red Cedar Festival since its inception.
The Red Cedar Festival, with its focus on continuing education and direct feedback for both conductors and musicians, has been a catalyst in the remarkable level of improvement in community band musicianship since 1996.
The Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, participating bands, local area businesses, Meridian Community Band patrons, and people like you. Please consider making a donation to help support the festival.
Master Classes and Clinics
Information regarding instrumental master classes and clinics will be posted at a later date
The deadline for submitting an application to perform at the Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands is Friday, October 15, 2021. Participating bands will be selected from the applicant pool in a non-biased manner.
Applications have been received from the following bands:
West Michigan Concerts Winds, Central Michigan Area Concert Band, Saginaw Area Concert Band, Royal Oak Concert Band, DeWitt Community Concert Band, Warren Concert Band, Lansing Concert Band
The performance schedule will be posted on or about November 1, 2021.