Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 | Rice Auditorium

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.

Friday features a full day of performances by area high school big bands adjudicated by our festival guest artists.

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.


Dr. Frank Perez, Director of Bands
785.594.4579 | frank.perez@bakerU.edu

2019 Festival Is Full

If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email Dr. Perez at fperez@bakerU.edu.

Fee | $140 per school

Entry fees are not refundable after deadline date.

Custom Arrangements

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

Please visit: CopyCatTresona, or Harry Fox.

DIRECTIONS | Rice Auditorium is located at 404 Eighth St.

Bus Parking

Download a map showing pdf bus parking.


Trilla Lyerla, Chair
Department of Music and Theatre
Department Office: Owens Musical Arts Building 201

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