The Colorado Bandmasters Association is proud to sponsor the CBA Middle School Concert Band Festivals. Each festival will include a clinic with an outstanding music educator. This year there are three sites.
The dates and locations for the 2017 Middle School Festivals are:
Thursday, April 6th Mountain View High School – Northern site
Friday, April 7th Englewood High School – Metro site
Friday, April 28th Harrison High School – Southern site
A maximum of 16 bands will be accepted at each site on a first-come basis.
Performance times will be assigned between 8am and 5pm. All participating ensembles are required to listen to at least two other band performances throughout the day. Listening time slots will be assigned so that every performing ensemble is guaranteed an audience and will be scheduled as close to your performance time as possible. The listening assignments are a priority for this festival. It is your responsibility as a director to plan transportation (including costs), release time from your school for all of your students, and any other arrangements in order to make this a wonderful learning experience for our music students.
The entry fee is $210. It is suggested that each director make the entry fee payment to CBA by credit card. Please indicate your choice of festival on the Application Form.
Applications may be submitted online beginning September 12th and must be dated or postmarked no later than by Friday, January 27, 2017. Again, even though we can take your application until this date, your site may be full. Last year, sites were full well before the registration deadline. Cancellations after February 10, 2017 will not receive a refund. If it becomes necessary to trade time slots after schedules are determined, directors must do so by requesting to trade times with another band director(s)scheduled at the same festival site. Be sure to inform Casey Cropp of any change in schedule so that it may be corrected.
Three original judges’ scores, plus your own (A TOTAL OF FOUR SCORES) must be provided at all sites!!! No copies will be accepted unless accompanied by a Publisher’s letter.
Please plan on restricting actual playing time to a maximum of 20 minutes!