2023 “Three Rivers Community Band Festival”

Three Rivers Community Band Festival receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


There will be a festival band made up of area musicians again this year; there will be a rehearsal in the morning before the festival. More details are available on the Festival Band page. Download our flyer!


Community Band South

The Three Rivers Community Band Festival was begun in order to highlight the community bands in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. The first festival, sponsored by the East Winds Symphonic Band, was presented on April 4, 2004 at the Upper St. Clair Theater, and was a phenomenal success. The festival has since been an annual tradition each spring.

To be placed on the mailing list, or if you have comments or questions, please email festival @ ewsb.org.


The Festival Band conductor for 2023 will be James Gourlay, who returns by popular demand after conducting our Festival Band in 2012! He is now celebrating his 10th season as Artistic and General Director of the River City Brass.

Follow the link to learn more about James Gourlay.