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Concert Band Festival

 Concert Band Festival

March 2nd, 2018

General Information

This festival will be open to all high school band programs; preferably those who are in preparation for state band festival preparations. Bands can attend for comments or ratings (1- Superior, 2- Excellent, 3- Fair, 4- Poor). During the festival, the bands will be able to perform their concert and sight read (sight reading is optional).  Band director and students will receive feedback and tips from adjudicators. Performance times will depend on the size/level of the band.The schedule will be provided a month prior to the event for travel preparations. The festival will host only 12-16 bands during the day.  The time frame will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Transportation and Meals

Band directors will be responsible for students transportation and meals.  On campus vendors include: Subway, Chic-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, Burger King and others.  There are also several other eateries outside of campus. If you would like to eat on campus please contact Sodexo at 601-979-0452.

Sign Up/ Application


Note: Please visit the website https://www.bgreco.net/band/ to complete a seating diagram of your ensemble. Please submit this chart via email to roderick.d.little@jsums.edu.



All participating bands will have to pay a fee of $40 to participate. All payments (cashiers check or money order only, no checks) should be made payable to “JSU Bands” and mailed to:

Attn: Mr. Roderick D. Little, Department of Music

P.O. Box 17055 

Jackson, MS 39217

Payment will include a audio/visual recording of your performance that will be mailed to your school address after the festival is over. Comments of your performance will be given immediately after the performance. All applications and payments are due by February 23rd, 2018. Your band will not appear on the roster to perform without payment.