SCL Band Festival

- open for all ages -

Tour dates (Festival Vienna):

2024: July 13 – 16

2025: July 12 – 15

2026: July 18 – 21


The Summa Cum Laude International Band Festival invites marching bands, concert bands, wind and brass bands from around the world to join performers and participants in a showcase of musical magnificence. Performances are held in the most astounding surroundings and historical locations.
The bands can gain the unique experience of marching in the enchanting atmosphere of the imperial capital of music – Vienna.



Band in Konzerthaus

We offer marching bands and wind bands the chance to participate not only in one but in two unrivaled European Festivals. On this tour you can combine performing in the Summa Cum Laude International Band Festival in Vienna offering historical sceneries and the most famous stages for music and in the traditional Mid EUROPE in Austria’s central region Styria with its mighty glaciers at the same time. We also offer tailor-made solutions to combine the festival with a European tour.

We organize concerts, marching experiences, workshops and lectures at your convenience. Simply contact us and together we will create a one-of-a-kind experience for your band.


Summa Cum Laude International Band Festival

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The Summa Cum Laude International Band Festival in Vienna offers Marching and Wind Bands a unique opportunity to perform in the world's capital of Music. Vienna offers multiple options for marching bands within its historical city. During the Festival parades will take place in this jewel of European architecture, surrounded by historical highlights and landmarks. This Festival provides bands with some great opportunities to showcase their musicianship. Participating Wind and Marching Bands will also perform in the Gala Concert in the world-famous Wiener Konzerthaus.





European Concert Tour for Bands
Munich  –  Salzburg  –  Mid Europe Schladming  –  Vienna
(Sample Tour – Options available)


July 9, 2024  July 8, 2025



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Arrival at Munich Int. Airport
• English-speaking tour manager experienced in concert tour management
• Deluxe air-conditioned private coach

Guided city tour with English-speaking local guide (time permitting)
• See the Frauenkirche (Munich Cathedral), the City Hall with its Glockenspiel on Marienplatz, the Residenz Palace and the Opera House.



  July 10, 2024  July 9, 2025
Munich - Schladming


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Transfer to Schladming
• Morning transfer from Munich to Schladming, en-route enjoy the alpine panorama

Festival Dinner





July 11, 2024  July 10, 2025


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Mid Europe Schladming 2024
• MID EUROPE - one of the most important international festivals for wind bands with indoor and outdoor concerts

Take part in workshops, clinics and conductor masterclasses of the Mid Europe Schladming Festival for Bands. In the evening, perform during the "Late Night of Music" concert series.




July 12, 2024  July 11, 2025


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Schladming Tattoo

• Excursion to the Dachstein Mountain which towers above the Schladming area, visit of the Glacier

Evening Performance as part of the "Schladming Tattoo"  





July 13, 2024  July 12, 2025
Schladming - Vienna


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Opening Ceremony of the SCL Festival for Marching
and Wind Bands at St Stephens Cathedral

Transfer from Schladming to Vienna
• En-route enjoy the scenic Wachau Valley
Opening Ceremony of the Summa Cum Laude International Band Festival




July 14, 2024  July 13, 2025


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Concert Performance in Vienna or surroundings
Master class workshop with international lecturer

Guided city tour with English -speaking local guide in Vienna

• Explore the Inner-city Vienna and Ring Road including Schönbrunn Palace Highlight Tour and visit to Zentralfriedhof

Outdoor parade and performance in Vienna for Marching Bands, Wind and Concert Bands have the option of a concert in one of the many beautiful towns surrounding Vienna




July 15, 2024  July 14, 2025


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Summa Cum Laude International Band Festival
Gala Concert

• At the Konzerthaus
• Group Picture
• Each Ensemble or part of ensemble will be able to perform one piece for all other participating ensembles

Award Ceremony and farewell reception at the Vienna City Hall



July 16, 2024  July 15, 2025

Departure at Vienna Int. Airport

• Transfer to Vienna Airport for the return flight

All logistical details such as Hotel and transport are available upon request.

You would like to get more information about the festival?
That´s easy! Just fill out the form below so that we know what specific information you are looking for and we will provide you with all the details that you need to participate. Also you might have a look at our global partners to see which of our partners in your region could help you planning your travel. In the last ten years they successfully enabled more than eleven thousand young musicians from all over the world to perform here in Vienna!