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Now taking bookings for next year's festival; April 17-19, 2015.
Download the 
2014 Sun Peaks Cantando Syllabus, Flyer, and Registration form. 

The Sun Peaks Cantando Music Festival is a three day music festival designed for concert bands, wind ensembles, choirs, jazz bands, and vocal jazz.

The festival is held at the beautiful Sun Peaks Resort, a 30 minute drive north of Kamloops in the beautiful Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia. The alpine village setting of the resort lends itself perfectly to a safe festival atmosphere for all participants. 

 Why Sun Peaks Cantando?
  • Canada's largest producer of student music festivals
  • Non competitive festivals with optional scoring
  • Valuable performance opportunities
  • Adjudicated performance and 30 minute ensemble workshop
  • 50 minute Instrumental Masterclasses
  • Two evening festival concerts
  • Student dance
  • Directors reception
  • Massed instrument and voice ensembles
  • International Faculty
  • All groups receive a participation plaque 
  • Safe environment for all students
  • No minimum numbers
  • Fun student activities including: scavenger hunt and swimming
  • Catholic Mass offered
  • Host accommodation at the 5 star Delta Sun Peaks Resort
  • For more information on the Cantando Festival's values, visit 
What teachers say about the Festival:

"There was more music at this festival than any other offered at Sun Peaks."

Judy Wisholff, Sir Winston Churchill Calgary

"The clinic with Dr. Fraser Licklater was spectacular. His comments were extremely helpful. My students were engaged throughout the session. The University of Manitoba ensembles were amazing! We will be back 2015." Clarence Samuelson, John Maland High School

"We really enjoyed working with the International adjudicators, and Epsilon during the evening concert. Our students left inspired." Roberta Baril, W.P. Wagner Edmonton

"This festival is as good as any I have previously attended. I look forward to attending again in the future." Bruce Whitelaw, Clearwater School Kamloops

Under the direction of Dr. Dennis Prime, director of the Canadian Cantando Festivals, and Mrs. Sydney Griffith, Jazz Fine Arts coordinator of School District #73 and music educator/principal.


WP Wagner Concert Band



Cantando Festivals:
Dr. Dennis Prime (Director) at (780) 940-1806 or
Canadian Cantando Festivals
50 Olivier Close, St. Albert, Alberta, T8N 8Z8
For travel and registration contact Affinity Group Tours:
The exclusive agent for the Whistler and Sun Peaks Cantando Music Festivals.

Affinity Group Tours
817 Cambie Street, Vancouver British Columbia V6B 2P4
Phone: (604) 737-3121 Toll Free: 1-800-665-7559
        Fax: (604) 737-0172          Email:

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