Utah State University Band Festivals & Clinics
Held each Spring
The USU Bands host three events each Spring for school-age ensembles: Junior High/Middle School Festival, Junior High/Middle School Clinic, and the High School Festival. These events annually host over 30 school bands from Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, totaling over 1500 students that come to the USU campus.
We send invitations to tri-state schools in February each year, but you don't have to wait to receive your invitation. You can register now.
Junior High/Middle School Band Festival
This event is a traditional band festival program with professional adjudication for junior high and middle school bands, including a compact disk recording of the performance. NOTE: The registration process is the same for both the festival and clinic.
Junior High/Middle School Band Clinic
This day-long event provides adjudication for junior high and middle school bands through tape-recorded comments by qualified adjudicators as well as live rehearsal clinics with USU Band faculty. This option occurs the week after spring exams, allowing use of the whole facility including an additional rehearsal room for live rehearsal with a clinician following the on-stage performance with taped comments.
High School Band Invitational
This day-long event includes professional adjudication of each band's performance, a recording of the performance, and a live rehearsal clinic with the USU Director of Bands, band faculty and/or guest clinicians from around the country. Additionally, bands are invited to an open rehearsal of the USU Wind Orchestra and a live performance of the Orchestra.