Convention, Hotel, and Concert Details

Concert Schedule

The WIBC 2023 convention will be held November 17-20, 2023. Click here for details.

All performances are held in the Grand Ballroom.

Friday, November 17, 2023

7:00 p.m.
Running Brushy Middle School Honors Band
Van Robison, Director
Cedar Park, Texas

8:00 p.m.
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony
Benjamin Gerrard, Director
Jacksonville, Florida

9:00 p.m.
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble I
Don Zentz, Director
Jacksonville, Florida

Saturday, November 18, 2023

7:30 p.m.
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Wind Ensemble
John Seaton, Director
Las Vegas, Nevada

9:00 p.m.
Purdue University Wind Ensemble
Jay Gephart, Director
West Lafayette, Indiana

Sunday, November 19, 2023

8:00 p.m.
WIBC U Intercollegiate Honor Band

WIBC U Board, conductors
9:15 p.m.
University of Oregon Wind Ensemble
Dennis Llinas, Director
Eugene, Oregon

Monday, November 20, 2023

10:30 a.m.
  WIBC High School Honor 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 2023 convention will be held November 17-20, 2023. 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?

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

All tickets are $15.

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 six world-renowned guest conductors and a soloist. Held in Seattle, Washington each November, students from the United States, Canada and Australia participate in the honor band event. In 2013, a college honor band, WIBC U, 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.