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May 14 - 17, 2018 


2018 is the 69th year for the Moose Jaw Band & Choral Festival.  The event will showcase musicians of all ages, certainly some of whom will be able to remember being inspired when they were children attending this same festival.  The festival is non-competitive, with two adjudicators per group, and with the opportunity for a "hands-on clinic" in every case.  The event also include great evening entertainment for the whole community to enjoy.

For more information about the festival please visit:  http://mjbandfestival.com/

 



SPRINGFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL

CONCERT & JAZZ FESTIVAL

May 25 & 26, 2018

Featuring Jazz & Concert Band Events

Regina, Saskatchewan

Friday, May 25 – “Jazz Festival”

The Jazz Festival is held at the University of Regina Education Auditorium.  Performances run between 9am and 6 pm depending on the number of entries.  For the past number of years the adjudicators have performed with the groups while providing their adjudications.  This allows students to experience jazz with professionals.  Groups are encouraged to watch other groups throughout the day.

Groups are allowed 60 minutes on stage which includes setup (seating and equipment), warm-up, performance and adjudication.

Saturday, May 26 – “Concert Festival”

The Concert Festival starts at 8:00 am at high school locations in Regina, ending by approximately 4:00 pm.  Bands are allowed 45 minutes on stage which includes setup (seating and equipment), warm-up (if required), performance and adjudication.

 

These are not competitive events.  The adjudication is based on the professional opinion of the adjudicators of the performance by the group based on their experience category.  Each group will be awarded a silver or gold rating relative to their performance.  The categories are dependent on age and years of experience – Beginner, Elementary, Junior, Senior or Open.

Beginner           First year playing

Elementary        1-2 years experience and an elementary grade level

Junior                2-3 years experience and a junior high grade level

Senior               3-4 years experience and a senior high grade level

Open                  >4 years experience and a senior grade/open level

Band directors may perform up to three selections for each entry (Jazz or concert).  The selections must be of contrasting styles.

The festival is focused at elementary to high school and community bands.

All the adjudicators are prominent music educators primarily from Saskatchewan and Manitoba.


ENTRY FEES

Fees are per performance group.  Discounts are provided to school/organization with more than 1 group performing at the festival.

                                         SBA or CBA Members         Non-members

One Group                             $175.00                              $190.00

Two Groups                            $165.00/ea                        $180.00/ea

Three or More Groups        $150.00/ea                        $165.00/ea


EQUIPMENT

All equipment required for a performance is the responsibility of the group except for the following supplied at the venues by the Festival:

Jazz:  Electric Piano, Amps, Drum Set, Microphones, Music Stands, Chairs

Concert:  Bass Drum, Timpani, Music Stands, Chairs

FESTIVAL ENTRY FORMS/FEES DUE DATE IS April 20, 2018

Please make cheques for festival entry payable to SPRINGFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL and forward payment with entry.  Entry fees are due upon entry.  All receipts will be sent by email.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your entry and/or registration.  Performance times will be set once all entries have been processed.  If you provide a preference for a performance time in your application we will make all attempts to meet your request.  Given that festival entry cutoff is April 20, your festival package with times and venues will be emailed to you by the end of April.  If you have any questions, please contact Springfest.

SPRINGFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL

3566 Pederson Cres,

Regina, SK S4V 2A8

Phone:  (306) 761-2406

Email:  springfestmusicfestival@gmail.com


Downtowner's Optimist Band Festival

March 19-22, 2019

The Downtowner's Optimist Club of Regina coordinates the Optimist Band Festival in Regina each year.   The festival receives substantial support from the Saskatchewan Band Association and valued help from local band directors.  The festival is held at the Conexus Arts Centre, a first class facility where young concert band members all have the opportunity to perform on the main stage of a building acoustically designed for world class performers.   

The event is open to the public.  There is a $5.00 entry fee for the day.  As the Optimists are "friends of youth", admittance for children and students is free of charge.  Please join us throughout the festival and enjoy the accomplished performances of these young musicians.   

For more information about the festival visit:  Optimist Band Festival

Saskatchewan Band Association                306-551-2263 


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