a student playing the french horn at a band performance

Department of Music & Theatre

Middle School Festival & Clinic

Thursday, March 24, 2022


Frank Perez

Director of Bands, Assistant Professor of Music


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$100 per school

Custom Arrangements

If you are using custom arrangements, you are required to obtain the appropriate copyright permission/licenses.

Please visit: CopyCatTresona, or Harry Fox.


Rice Auditorium is located at 404 Eighth St.

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Baker University will provide an adjudicated festival performance experience and clinic for middle school bands. Ensembles will be adjudicated by two clinicians who will provide comments and assign ratings. Following the performance, each band will have an on-stage clinic with the adjudicators.Each band will have 45 minutes to set up, perform two selections, and have a clinic and rehearsal with the clinicians. Please provide two ORIGINAL copies of each of your festival scores for the clinicians. No photocopies will be accepted. Middle school bands may perform for ratings or for comments at the band director’s choice.

Baker University will provide all large percussion equipment. Please let us know of special needs that you might have in this area.

Students staying through lunch may choose to eat on campus in our cafeteria ($8 estimated per student) or in off-campus restaurants (a list will be provided upon request).

COVID-19 Precautions

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.