36th Concert Band Festival

February 26-27, 2018

  • Stimulating and enriching experience in an educational atmosphere.
  • Get feedback from some of the profession's top educators.
  • Over 100 bands from 50 schools from 4 states have attended since 2000.
  • Over 90% of the schools return to the festival the following 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 Friday, February 16, 2018.
  • 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 - WE ARE FULL FOR 2018. 

Guest Artist:


Chris Creviston

  • Performed internationally as a classical and jazz artist
  • "one of the world's top saxophone artists..." Audiophile Audition magazine.
  • Associate Professor of Music, Arizona State University
  • Yamaha performing artist

Guest Clinicians


Dr. Gregory X. Whitmore

  • Director of Bands, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
  • Music Director, Pacific Symphony Orchestra Youth Wind Ensemble
  • 13 years of high school experience in Palm Springs, CA
  • Former drum major of the University of Michigan Marching Band
  • Degrees: Michigan, CSU-Fullerton, Columbia


Dr. Gerard Morris

  • Director of Bands, University of Puget Sound
  • Extensive teaching experience at the middle school and high school levels in Colorado and Michigan.
  • Music director, Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE).
  • Degrees: Western Michigan University, University of Colorado, Northwestern University.

UM Faculty Clinicians

Dr. Maxine Ramey – Woodwind Comments

Dr. Kevin Griggs – Brass/Percussion Comments