2023 Festivals

Band Festivals
March 2nd & 3rd - MS & HS Bands at Porterville High School
March 7th & 8th - MS & HS Bands at Reedley High School
March 14th, 15th, & 16th - MS & HS Bands at Kingsburg High School
March 14th & 15th - HS Bands at Stockdale High School in Bakersfield
March 21st & 22nd - MS Bands at Independence High School in Bakersfield
March 28th & 29th - HS Bands at Washington Union High School in Fresno
March 30th & 31st - MS Bands at Washington Union High School in Fresno


Choir Festivals
March 7th - MS Choirs at Bakersfield High School
March 7th & 8th - MS & HS Choirs at 1st Presbyterian Church in Hanford
March 7th & 8th - MS & HS Choirs at 1st Baptist Church in Selma
March 8th & 9th - HS Choirs at Bakersfield High School
March 9th - MS & HS Choirs at Porterville High School
March 22nd - MS & HS Choirs at Sierra Lutheran Church in Auberry


Orchestra Festivals
March 16th & 17th - MS & HS Orchestras at Bakersfield East High School
March 22nd & 23rd - MS & HS Orchestras at Tulare Union High School

April 13th & 14th - MS & HS Orchestras at Fresno High School

Jazz Festival
March 30th & 31st - MS & HS Jazz Bands at Liberty Middle School in Lemoore

Must read reminders for 2023!

  • Registrations will be taken through a new registration system (Opus Event) that allows for online payment should you choose. Checks are still the preferred method of payment. We will not accept purchase orders.
  • You must choose your CLASSIFICATION when you register. 
  • Large Group fees will be $225. For each additional ensemble you enter in the same festival, the fee will be $200.
  • Schools that have remaining credit from 2020 will be able to use that credit. Please contact Rob Bentley if you have questions. There will be no credits extended past 2023.
  • If you are registering multiple groups for the same festival or you will be  applying a  credit from 2020, please do not print out your invoice until I have adjusted your account. You may download the invoice directly from your Opus account.
  • Once you have registered, you must print out this Signature form and have it signed by your Principal. It must me mailed or emailed to me to complete registration process.
  • You must register your ensemble at least 6 weeks prior to the festival date or be assessed a $50 late fee.
  • Groups wishing to receive a "Unanimous Superior" rating  must sight read following  their  stage performance. (You do not have to receive a "1" in Sight Reading, but you must attempt.)
  • Please do not register your ensemble unless you are actually planning to bring your group.
  • For general festival questions, please email Rob Bentley, CMEA Central Section Festival Coordinator at cmeacentralsection@gmail.com
  • By clicking link below, you agree to the information above
 
 
Bands
March 2 & 3  Porterville MS  & HS Bands REGISTER
March 7 & 8  Reedley  MS  & HS Bands REGISTER
March  14, 15, & 16 Kingsburg MS  & HS Bands REGISTER
March 14 & 15 Kern HS Bands REGISTER
March 21 & 22 Kern MS Bands REGISTER
March 28 & 29 Fresno HS Bands REGISTER
March 30 & 31 Fresno MS Bands REGISTER
 
Choirs
March 7 Kern MS Choirs REGISTER
March 7 & 8 Fresno MS & HS Choirs in Selma REGISTER
March 7 & 8 Hanford MS & HS Choirs REGISTER
March 7 & 8 Kern HS Choirs REGISTER
March 9 Porterville MS & HS Choirs REGISTER
March 22 Fresno County MS & HS Choirs in Auberry REGISTER
 
Orchestras
March 16 & 17 Kern MS & HS  Orchestras REGISTER
March 22 & 23 Tulare MS & HS Orchestras REGISTER
April 13 & 14 Fresno MS & HS Orchestras REGISTER
 
Jazz Bands
March 30 & 31 MS & HS Jazz Bands at Liberty MS (Lemoore) REGISTER
Registration Tutorial Video

Registration Links