Protocols, Best Practices, Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

Call them what you want - we'll be trying to build helpful tips on this page to help band directors, students and parents get the most out of next year's Capital Region Music Festival

Could I please get information about your festival?

All information will be published here on crmf.on.ca, and is emailed to music directors who have participated in previous festivals

How many pieces does a concert band have to play?

Concert Bands should perform 3 contrasting pieces. One is required to be from the MusicFest Canada Syllabus, 2 are your own choice

Question: what are the times?

Look for the SCHEDULE links to be posted on the front page of this website

I would like to apply to the Teacher developpment program. Where is the registration form?

A handy link to that information can be found on the front page of this website

How many scores do I need to buy?

All Concert Bands/Orchestras must provide three Conductor Scores of each non­syllabus performance selection; list piece scores will be provided. All Chamber Ensembles and Jazz Division groups must provide one score of each piece to be played. These are to be handed in at the Registration Desk at check in. PHOTOCOPIED SCORES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY FESTIVAL STAFF, unless accompanied by a letter of permission from the publisher.

I am new to Ottawa and have just started an LTO. I was really wanting to register my Grade 8 concert band. Is there any possible way to register them? I am unsure of who to ask or contact. My email is shelby.wilton@ocdsb.ca

Contact kim.vrieling@musicfest.ca or grace.vigneron@ocdsb.ca our registrars for more information on registration

Je veux assister aux performances (écouter comme spectateur) durant le festival. Où se déroule les activités? Where is located the festival? I want to assist, as a spectator, and listen to the music. In your website, I haven't seen any address.

Concert Band Weekend is located at Hillcrest High School and Jazz Band Weekend is located at Longfield Davidson Heights SS

Where is the location of CRMF this year?

Concert Band Weekend is located at Hillcrest High School and Jazz Band Weekend is located at Longfield Davidson Heights SS

Form to send with Cheque? I did it online but don't have a printed form or email.

Just send a cheque and we will match up

Form to send with Cheque? I did it online but don't have a printed form or email.

Just send a cheque and we will match up

What is the criteria for jazz combos?

It's the same as Musicfest Nationals (musicfest.ca.....see Rules and Regulations)

Questions yet to be answered:

  • How many bands are participating this year?
  • If you are unable to attend the volunteer meeting, is it still possible to volunteer?
  • Si je veux asssister comme spectatrice, dois-je me procurer des billets? Si oui, comment et à quel prix? Merci beaucoup!
  • We attended the concert band event and I noticed it was being recorded. Will the video be posted somewhere so we can share with relatives that live far away?
  • We purchased a photo but never received?