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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Concert Band Festival

WSU Concert Band Festival

Washington State University Bands along with its School of Music are pleased to inaugurate a concert band festival designed to assist high school band programs in providing an early, motivational opportunity for musical growth in a non-competitive, positive environment. Much like its orchestral counterpart, the Concert Band Festival is meant to excite, encourage and education students, developing a spirit of camaraderie and commitment. As an early festival, we offer the opportunity to receive feedback from respected clinicians who will help identify technical/expressive projects, involve your students in setting goals for the year and provide meaningful contact time with you and your orchestra.

Festival Activities

The event will include:

  • Professional adjudication and clinic of each ensemble’s performance
  • Professional audio and video recording
  • A performance by WSU Faculty and Ensembles (12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Date and Time

The WSU Concert Band Festival will be held on the second Friday of March each year. Performances typically begin around 8:00 a.m. in Kimbrough Concert Hall and continue throughout the day. The gala concert featuring WSU Faculty will be held in Bryan Hall Theatre, across the street, at 12:15 p.m. The concert will conclude around 1:00 p.m.

Application Deadline

To reserve a place for your band(s), contact Dr. Danh Pham at


For more information, direct contact via phone or email is encouraged.

Phone: (509) 335-3972