This year we had a very large number of applicants for the 2018 festival. Unfortunately, we had to refuse many groups. Those groups that were accepted have already been notified. Since there have been no applicant withdrawals, groups on our waiting list will likely not be accepted to the festival.
The festival is please to announce the following Vocal Jazz Facilitators for the 2018 festival.
Kevin Fox – Swingle Singers.
Suba Sankaran – Juno nominated performer.
The festival is pleased to announce the following Concert Band Facilitators for the 2018 festival.
Dr. Shelly Axelson – Montclair State University, New Jersey.
Dr. Jason Caslor – Arizona State University.
Dr. Gerald King – University of Victoria.
Just a friendly reminder that the registration deadline for the 2018 festival is July 15th, 2017. We already have more registrations then we can accommodate at the festival. If you register after the deadline you will be placed on a waiting list and may not get into the festival.
We are very pleased to announce that the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Scotty Barnhart will be returning to the festival. They will be performing concerts on Friday and Saturday evening April 13th and 14th, as well as doing a workshop and clinics during the festival. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the legendary Count Basie Orchestra!
Please note that the dates of the 2018 festival have changed to April 12-15. Also, the registration deadline has been extended to July 15th from June 30th.