2023 Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival

2023 Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival 

Regional Affiliate of the Music for All National Festival presented by Yamaha

March 8–10, 2023

Weill Hall at the Green Music Center

The Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival is a three-day event that features performances by over 2,500 students representing 48 high school ensembles from throughout the Western States, as well as performances by the SSU Music Faculty and the Sonoma Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The festival, is a non-competitive, non-rated festival, with emphases on musical artistry and education.

The Sonoma Invitational offers your students the opportunity to perform in Weill Hall, one of the nation’s premier concert venues.  Performing ensembles receive audio feedback of your performance from the adjudicators, a 30-minute clinic from a nationally-recognized collegiate band or orchestra director immediately following the performance, and a clean video recording of the performance (free of comments). In addition, the conductor of each ensemble receives a video recording featuring a frontal view of the conductor with recorded comments from one of the adjudicators.

The Sonoma Invitational is an affiliate of the Music for All National Festival, qualifying premier ensembles for an opportunity for national exposure at the annual Music for All National Band and Orchestra Festivals held annually in Indianapolis.

Apply to Perform

Participation fee is $500 per ensemble

Application and participation fees are due September 30, 2022.
Application fees are non-refundable.

2023 Festival Application Form

2023 Festival Adjudicators

Our adjudication panel includes nationally-renowned collegiate band and orchestra educators from around the country. 

Kevin Sedatole Headshot
Kevin Sedatole
Director of Bands
Michigan State University
T. André Feagin
T. André Feagin
Director of Bands
Central Washington University

 

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Patricia Cornett
Director of Bands
Temple University
Mark Laycock
Mark Laycock
Director of Orchestra and Strings
Wichita State University

2023 Sonoma Invitational Festival Schedule

Festival Schedule will be announced in January 2023

Past Festivals Archive

All ensemble concerts are open to the public. Daily parking fee is $5.

Sonoma Invitational Band and Orchestra Festival Poster