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Convention, Hotel, and Concert Details

Concert Schedule

The WIBC 2021 convention will be held November , 2021. Click here for details.

All performances are held in the Grand Ballroom

Friday, November 22, 2019

7:30 p.m.
Oak Ridge HS Percussion Ensemble
Conroe, Texas

Jerriald Dillard • Percussion Director

9:00 p.m.
Mount Si Jazz Ensemble I
Snoqualmie, Washington

William Leather • Director of Bands
Hannah Mowry • Assistant Director

Saturday, November 23, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Wylie, Texas

9:00 p.m.

Ellensburg, Washington

Sunday, November 24, 2019

8:00 p.m.
WIBC U Intercollegiate Honor Band
9:15 p.m.
Boston Brass
Brass Ensemble

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Monday, November 25, 2019

10:30 a.m.
  WIBC High School Bands

Phoenix International Honor Band
Sunbird International Honor Band
12:30 p.m.
  WIBC High School Honor Bands

Firebird International Honor Band
Thunderbird International Honor Band

WIBC Location

The WIBC 2020 convention will be held virtually February 20 - 21, 2021. Click here for details.

All rehearsals, lodging, concerts and the performances are held under one roof. A free shuttle ride is available from the SeaTac airport.

Double Tree Hotel (next to the Seattle Airport) 18740 International Blvd. Seattle, WA 98188 (206) 246-8600

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How do I get/buy tickets for the concerts?

Concert tickets are not available because the WIBC 2020 convention will be held virtually on February 20 - 21, 2021. Click here for details.

Tickets can be purchased during the convention from the WIBC Registration table.

All tickets are $14.

Note: All honor band students received a golden/yellow sheet of paper, in their music packet, that contains a ticket for the admission of two people to the honor band concerts on Monday. Lost tickets can not be replaced. All additional tickets can be purchased at the convention at the Doubletree hotel for $14 each. Each ticket is good for all four honor band concerts.

What is WIBC?

The Western International Band Clinic is a convention for directors and students. Started in 1979, WIBC features four 150-member high school honor bands under 6 world-renowned guest conductors and a soloist. Held in Seattle, Washington each November. Each year, students from the United Stated, Canada and Australia particpate. In 2013, a college honor band was also added. Honor Band audition material can be found at the WIBC Audition Page.

In addition to the honor bands, a weekend of clinics and sightreading band of new music are scheduled for participating directors. More information can be found on the WIBC page.