Junior High & High School 2nd Band Competition
May 10, 2013
Jazz 1 Performance
May 11, 2013
PERFORMANCE & CLINIC
Each band will have a 20 minute warm-up. Performances will then be 20 minutes long, followed by a 20 minute clinic. Clinics will provide each band an opportunity to work with one of the festival
adjudicators. Following the clinic, band members will be guided to an area for
On Friday there are three divisions: Middle
School, Junior High and High School 2nd (or 3rd) bands
from any size high school. On Saturday there are also three divisions based on
school enrollment. A/AA, 3A & 4A. You may choose to enter a classification higher than your enrollment. High
School 2nd bands should enter one classification lower, 3rd bands should enter two classifications lower but must remain in the High School
classification. A Junior High School entering a second band
may enter the Middle School division as long as there are no ninth graders in
the band. Depending on the number of registrations, divisions may be combined
We are using the WIAA classifications. Based
on high school grades 10-12 enrollment:
2A – 1085 or fewer students
3A – 1086 to 1303 students
4A – 1304 or more students
First, second and third place will be awarded
to the division winners along with awards for outstanding soloists. The finals
for the top three bands in each division will be held on the evening of the
same day as the preliminary competition. Each band will play one song in the
finals, not to exceed seven minutes. A revolving “Sweepstakes” trophy will be
awarded to the outstanding band at the festival, as selected by the
Scheduling is based on the date stamped on
your registration form and when we have received your entry fee(s) in full. An
early application and payment will ensure your space. If you have a scheduling
request, we will do our best to accommodate you but we cannot guarantee it.
Adjudicators are selected from universities,
colleges, and high schools in the Northwest and Western United States.
Admission to the daytime Preliminary
Competition is free to all but keep in mind that parking is limited on Friday
until 3:00pm. Admission will be charged
for both the Friday night and Saturday night Finals performances. The Bellevue Jazz Festival is a fundraiser
for the Bellevue High School Band.
The festival provides the following equipment:
risers, PA system with microphones, grand piano, bass amp, and guitar amp. A
drum set and cymbals will also be furnished. You may use your own cymbals, but
you must use the drums and hardware provided. Vibes and congas are available
There will be sufficient storage for all instruments. The Bellevue High School Jazz Festival will not be responsible for loss or
damage to any instruments and/or equipment. We suggest you clearly label your
instruments with your name and your school name, plus address and phone number
to prevent mix-ups and to help return lost items.
The standard Big Band stage will be set up.
Chairs and stands will be provided for a maximum of 32 band members.
The entry fee (by check) is $250.00 per band. After
you register online a confirmation email will be sent to you. Please use the confirmation email as your
invoice and mail your checks to:
Edd George, BHS Band Director
Bellevue High School
10416 SE Wolverine Way
Bellevue, WA 98004-6698
Middle School, Junior High School and High
School bands performing on Friday, May 10th need to make checks out
to "BHS ASB" in the amount of $250.00 per band.
High School Bands performing on Saturday, May 11th need to make checks out to "BHS Band Boosters" in the amount
of $250.00 per band.
Your application will be processed once we
have received both your completed registration form and your entry fee(s). No
Purchase Orders will be accepted.
Registration for the BHS Jazz Festival 2013 is
accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register using the online
registration form and then mail in your check.
IF YOU ARE BRINGING MORE THAN ONE BAND, PLEASE
FILL OUT A SEPARATE REGISTRATION FORM FOR EACH BAND.