39th Concert Band Festival

February 22-23, 2022

  • 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.  UM Faculty clinicians will provide written comments.
  • 30-minute clinic block (+ audio recordin) with guest clinicians after your performance.
  • 60-minute clinic from guest artist presented at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday.
  • 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.
  • Registration Fee: $250 per ensemble.
  • Invoices will be provided to each school upon registration
  • Verification of acceptance and more information will be forthcoming
  • Festival Application (applications closed for 2022)


2022 Schedule

2022 Schedule


2022 Director Information & Campus Map

2022 Complete Information


2022 SUBMIT repertoire & set-up.

Repertoire, set-up, travel times form.

Guest Artist: Jonathan Gunn


  • Professor of Clarinet, University of Texas - Austin
  • Former principal clarinet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Teaches at summer festivals including Bard, Tanglewood, Aspen, St. Bart’s, Telluride Jazz Celebration, and Ashlawn-Highland Opera Company
  • He has performed internationally, most recently in Thailand, Taiwan and Canada.

Guest Clinicians: Emily Moss and Travis Higa


Dr. Emily Moss

  • Director of Bands at California State University at Los Angeles.
  • Former middle school band director in Chandler, AZ and Seattle, WA.
  • Degrees: University of Washington and University of Northern Colorado
  • Board member of both the College Band Directors National Association and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.


Dr. Travis Higa

  • Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band at University of Southern Mississippi
  • Dr. Higa's wind band transcription Pataruco received nominations from the Latin Grammy Awards (Classical Contemporary Compostiion & Best Classical Album).
  • Taught middle school band in Longmeadow, MA.
  •  Degrees from UNLV, University of Montana and Michigan State University

UM Faculty - Written Comments