Friday February 24,2023
SATURDAY February 25, 2023
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Previous Judges Panel : 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022
2023 Judges Panel
Professor Dan Farris, Northwestern University
Dr. Peter Griffin, Elmhurst University (Emeritus)
Dr. Alex Kaminsky, Vandercook College of Music
Dr. Erica Neidlinger, DePaul University
We are hoping to provide a unique and educational experience for your Symphonic Ensembles. The festival will be very affordable and include adjudication from 3 judges as well as a clinic. Our priority will be geared towards a quality educational experience.
Sixth Annual Festival is FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24th & SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25th, 2023. We will be hosting this festival in our Performing Arts Center. Due to everyone performing on stage, space will be limited. We will be accepting bands of all levels, don't be afraid to bring your second ensembles. For those applying for Illinois SuperState, this would be a great opportunity to get some last minute feedback and a clinic on your performance for your submissions.
Highlights of this festival include:
**Saturday Collegiate Ensemble Mid-day performance TBA Pending Availability
-Bands performing in quality venues including our Performing Arts Center
-Comments from three quality collegiate directors
-30 minute clinic with one of our esteemed clinicians
-Directors can choose to perform for comments only or for a rating
-No ratings publicly posted
-All participating bands will receive a commemorative plaque
-$250.00 Entry Fee per Band
Questions? Please Contact ....
Stewart Bailey, Director of Bands, Carl Sandburg High School
Brian Hillhouse, Associate Director of Bands, Carl Sandburg High School
“The Carl Sandburg High School Concert Band Festival is a student-centered event that focuses on the musical education of the students in all ensembles.”
“This festival is well organized and provides participants with valuable educational and performance opportunities. This is why it has grown in popularity so fast in the past several years.”