42nd Concert Band Festival

Guest Clinicians:


Meghan Wagner

  • Director of Bands, Auburn Riverside High School, Auburn, WA (19 years)
  • Bands under her direction have performed at NAfME All-NW, WMEA, Segerstrom Hall (Costa Mesa, CA) and Carnegie Hall (NYC, NY) and across Europe.
  • National board certified and officer of WMEA and its subsidiaries.
  • Guest conductor and adjudicator across the Northwest.
  • Session presenter at national, state and region service conferences.


Elizabeth Hering

  • Director of Bands, McNary High School, Keizer, OR since 2021.
  • Director of Bands and Orchestras, Livonia Churchill High School, Livonia, MI 2000-2021.
  • Studied at Willamette University and Northwestern University.
  • Three-time Grammy Music Educator finalist.
  • Presented at Michigan Music Conference, University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Bowling Green State University, Kent State University.
  • MSBOA State and District officer.

February 26-27, 2024

  • 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 four states have attended since 2008.
  • Over 90% of the schools return to the festival the following year!


  • 30-minute performance block (streamed + audio & video recording) in the 1,100 seat Dennison Theatre. 
  • 30-minute clinic block (+ audio recording)with guest clinicians after your performance.
  • 45-minute performance by UM Symphonic Wind Ensemble featuring in the Dennison Theatre at 1:00 p.m. both days.


  • First come, first served basis up to 24 ensembles.
  • Invoices will be provided to each school upon registration.
  • Verification of acceptance and more information will be forthcoming.
  • APPLY HERE  (Application deadline February 1, 2024)


  • Registration Fee: $275 per ensemble.
  • Payment due on Friday, February 16, 2024

Repertoire & Set-up

  • 2024 FORM
  • Please submit by Friday, February 16, 2024 

Director Information & Campus Map


2024 Schedule