Band and Choral Retreats and Clinics

Headstart, band and choral Retreats: An educational retreat customized to suit your levels, objectives and budget


At the University of Lethbridge, our educational band and choral (or just educational retreats) retreats are:

• specifically tailored to meet the needs of your band or choir

• taught by musicians of the highest caliber from the U of L Department and Conservatory of Music, with instrument-specific instruction

• a friendly learning environment and a memorable experience filled with challenges, inspiration and music!

• adapted to suit your needs with costs based on number of clinicians, contact hours and options chosen (lunch, swimming, etc.)

• booked throughout the school year (should be booked well in advance). Retreat Request Form.pdf


Sample Schedule for on campus retreat:

9:00-9:45am Sectional workshops

9:45-10:15am Clinician recital

10:15-11:00am Sectional workshops

11:15-12:15pm Swimming on campus

12:45-1:15pm Lunch - catered by U of L

1:15-3:15pm Full band rehearsal with

guest conductor

3:15-4:00pm tour of campus (optional)

4:15pm Departure


CONCERTS: You may choose to book your retreat around one of the U of L

Department of Music’s many concerts.

TOURS: We can arrange for a full campus tour for your students.

FOOD: U of L catering services can provide breakfast, lunch or dinner.

ACCOMMODATIONS: The City of Lethbridge has several hotels in close proximity to the

University. On-campus accommodations are also available (403-329-2244) when

University classes are not in session.