Concert Band Intensive

What is Concert Band Intensive?

Our 'concert band intensive' (CBI) program is designed to provide focused concert band skill building, leadership and teamwork for our students similar to what they receive at Band Camp for marching band.  


CBI helps our students develop and progress at a powerful rate that is demonstrated by their advancement beyond what classroom instruction alone can provide.  We do, of course, spend some time having fun and work on team building, but the weekend as a whole is a chance to advance our music, both as individuals and as an ensemble group. Every student makes enormous progress and we leave the weekend united as a whole band once again.

Artists-in-Residence and Section Instructors

Our students work with world-class music conductors and educators at Concert Band Intensive.  In addition to guest educators, we also have 11 section coaches who will join us to spend time with our sections to help hone our student's individual skills on each instrument.  Thank you Mercer Island Schools Band BoostersMercer Island Schools Foundation and Mercer Island High School PTA!

Where and When is CBI?

Concert Band Intensive is held at the Cispus Retreat Center at the base of Mt. Rainier, typically on a weekend in mid-January.

CBI 2022

CBI 2022 will be held from Friday, January 7th, 2022 through Sunday, January 9th, 2022 at MIHS.  Please see the email from the directors with more information.