Featuring a full day of performances by area high school big bands adjudicated by our festival guest artists.
The festival kicks off Thursday night in Rice Auditorium with a free concert at 7:30, featuring a performance by the Baker Jazz Ensemble and festival guest artist.
Each band will have 25 minutes to perform its set and participate in a 20-minute clinic with one of our guest artists and also have the opportunity to sight-read for an adjudicator. The adjudicator comments and ratings will be provided to all performing ensembles before they leave that day. Awards will be presented to the two finest musicians performing that day as chosen by the panel of adjudicators.
Fee | $150 per school
Registration for 2021 is closed.
If you are using custom arrangements, you are required to obtain the appropriate copyright permission/licenses.
DIRECTIONS | Rice Auditorium is located at 404 Eighth St.
Download a map showing bus parking.
Masks are required in indoor community spaces such as Rice Auditorium, Owens Musical Arts Building, and the Long Student Center. This also applies to crowded events outdoors such as the Marching Festival.
When outdoors in uncrowded and well-ventilated spaces, please enjoy the fresh air, but remain cognizant of those around you.