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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

WSU WindBand Festival

Save the Date: This year’s WindBand Festival is February 22-23, 2024.

Register today

Each year, the WSU School of Music welcomes high school and middle school bands throughout the region for an educational band festival. We offer the opportunity to receive feedback from respected clinicians who will help your orchestra to improve technique, maximize artistic expression, and set goals for the year.

Festival Format
Each participating bands will have 25 minutes on stage to perform and receive feedback from one of our guest clinicians. Each performance will be followed by a 30-minute clinic!

Audio Recordings
Each director will receive recordings of audio commentary, and a recording of their band’s performance.

Festival Schedule
This year’s WSU WindBand Festival will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2024, AND Friday, February 23, 2024. Performances/clinics will begin at 8 AM and continue throughout the day. The WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform a gala concert at 12 PM in Bryan Hall.

We will provide a detailed schedule of performing groups and times in late January, after festival registration closes.

Registration for each ensemble is $300. Full refunds will be given should WSU cancel the event or if schools are unable to attend for any reason.

You may consider checking with your building administrator to see if ESSER monies are available to support your attendance at our festival. This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to begin the year in a supportive, energetic, and educational environment while engaging with a well-known clinician.

Registration will open on September 6, 2023 and will close on January 10, 2024. Please register your ensemble as soon as you are able, as participation is by invitation first, and then first-come, first-served.