Concert Band Festival

University of Montana

35th Annual Concert Band Festival
February 27-28, 2017

  • Stimulating and enriching in an educational atmosphere.
  • Get feedback from some of the profession's top educators.
  • Over 100 bands from 50 schools from 4 states hosted since 2000.
  • Over 90% of the schools come back the next year!
  • 30-minute performance block in the 1,100 seat Dennison Theatre.  UM Faculty clinicians will provide written comments.
  • 30-minute clinic block with guest clinicians after your performance.
  • 60-minute clinic from guest artist presented at 12:00 p.m. Monday & Tuesday.
  • 45-minute performance by UM Symphonic Wind Ensemble featuring the guest artist in the Dennison Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Monday & Tuesday.
  • First come, first served basis up to 24 bands.
  • Applications and payments must be received by February 20, 2017
  • Registration Fee: $225 for one ensemble and $400 for two ensembles
  • Invoices will be provided to each school upon registration
  • Verification of acceptance and more information will be forthcoming
  • Festival Application. Apply Here

Guest Artist:

Clinics and Performances for Participants!

Allen Vizzutti
Allen Vizzutti
  • International trumpet soloist – Performed in every state and over 40 countries.
  • Equally comfortable in classical and jazz, Vizzutti has performed with big bands, symphony orchestras and wind bands across the globe.
  • As a recording artist he has performed on dozens of movie soundtracks and solo albums.
  • Mr. Vizzutti is also a successful composer and teacher.
  • Missoula native – Eastman trained.

Guest Clinicians

Individual Sessions with your Band!

Dr. Troy Bennefield

Dr. Troy Bennefield

  • Associate Director of Bands, Washington State University
  • Former Associate Director, University of Houston
  • High School director in suburban Atlanta, GA
  • Nationwide guest clinician in repertoire, marching band, and percussion
  • DMA – University of Oklahoma


Ms. Mariko Lane

Ms. Mariko Lane

  • Band Director – Einstein Middle School, Shoreline, WA
  • Former Director of Bands for nine years at Juanita High School, Kirkland, WA
  • MM – Seattle Pacific University, BME – Central Washington University
  • Clarinetist – Member of Seattle Wind Symphony, Washington Wind Symphony, and South Sound Symphonic Band.

UM Faculty Clinicians

Providing written Comments on your performance!

Prof. Maggie Schuberg – Woodwind Comments


Dr. Robert LedBetter – Brass/Percussion Comments