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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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