Pacific Northwest Band Festival

  • University of Washington Quad in Spring
    University of Washington Quad in Spring
  • Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater, Meany Hall
    Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater, Meany Hall
  • University of Washington Music Building
    Music Building, UW Seattle Campus


2019 Pacific Northwest Band Festival February 11 and 12, 2019

DAY ONE (Feb. 11) - Middle/Junior High School Bands
DAY TWO (Feb. 12) - High School Bands

The University of Washington Pacific Northwest Band Festival is a non-competitive event featuring middle and high school bands from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Each band performs and is briefly coached by an internationally recognized clinician. Students also have the opportunity to attend master classes given by the UW School of Music faculty and qualified upper-level students. At the end of the festival day, selected students from each of the bands will have the opportunity to play in the final concert given by the UW Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band. Ensembles are highly encouraged to stay for the entire day to observe other groups' performances, participate in master classes, and enjoy the final concert.

Professor Timothy Salzman, director

2019 Clinicians (view clinician's bios)

 Registration Opens Late September 2018

Application deadline: December 1, 2018

Cost: $500 per band
Registrar: Chris Mathakul, Festival Coordinator

 For a registration fee of $500, each participating band will receive:
  • A link to a Google Drive with an audio recording of your band's Meany Hall performance
  • Recorded comments from our clinicians
  • Director interaction with Frank Battisti, conductor emeritus of the New England Conservatory
  • Brief on stage clinician coaching
  • Master classes given by UW Music Faculty
  • A director's luncheon/conversation with our clinicians
  • Opportunity for selected students to sit-in with one of the UW bands
  • Opportunity to hear other school bands and the University of Washington Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band
All events are free and open to the public. We welcome you and your students to come and observe. We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

Payment Instructions

Please make checks payable to University of Washington (with your school name in the memo line), and mail checks or purchase orders by December 1, 2018 to:

University of Washington 
School of Music, Attn: Chris Mathakul
Box 353450
Seattle, WA 98195-3450


University of Washington
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts
Seattle, Washington 98195
United States
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