2022 Large Group Festival Information
Here is the list of festivals planned for 2022.

We are hoping that we will be able to move forward as planned. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Everyone must understand that we will have to be extremely flexible. Due to the unpredictability of planning such events, please realize that days/schedules are subject to change. Please be patient and kind to Site Hosts.

  • As always, groups may perform for ratings or comments only.

  • Festival fees are $200 per ensemble. If you have questions about a fee credit from 2020, please contact Rob Bentley.

  • In the event of a festival cancellation you will be refunded your registration fee. If you must cancel your performance, your registration fee will be refunded.

  • CMEA Central Section firmly believes in the value of Sight Reading at our Large Group Festivals but is giving Directors the choice of a clinic following their performance by one of the adjudicators or a traditional Sight Reading Clinic in 2022. We will resume our Sight Reading expectation for all groups in 2023. Sight Reading will not be offered at the CMEA Jazz Festivals.

  • Below the list of festivals you will find contact information and specific protocols for each festival site.

  • For those directors unable to attend a large group festival in 2022 who are interested in having one of our clinicians come to their campus for a clinic, please contact Rob Bentley

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FESTIVAL
DATE(S)
LOCATION
HOST(S)
Hanford Jazz Bands
March 31st & April 1st
Hanford High School
Lisa Butts & Tori Kuykendall
Fresno Jazz Bands
March 25th
Sunnyside High School
Anthony Perez
Fresno Orchestras
March 31st - April 1st
Sunnyside High School
Wendy Shrestha
Kern Orchestras
March 17th (eve) & March. 18th
East High School
Regina Montano & Scott Dirkse
Visalia Orchestras
TBA
TBA
Lisa Fritz
Fresno County Choirs
March 30th
Sierra Lutheran Church in Auberry
Carly Ervin & Tony Mowrer
Kern HS Choirs
March 9th & 10th
Bakersfield High School
Amanda Isaac
Porterville Choirs
March 9th
Porterville High School
Joshua Sutherland and Donna Steigleder
Kern MS Choirs
March 8th
Bakersfield High School
Amanda Isaac
Fresno Choirs
March 8th & 9th
Selma 1st Baptist Church
Randy Berger
Visalia MS Choirs
TBA
TBA
Kim Carrillo
Visalia HS Choirs
TBA
TBA
Mel Carrillo
Fresno MS Bands
April 7th & 8th
Washington Union High School
Robert Madrid
Fresno HS Bands
April 5th & 6th
Washington Union High School
Robert Madrid
Kern MS Bands
March 22nd & 23rd
Stockdale High School
Brad Pickett and Amanda Sproul
Merced Bands
March 18th
El Capitan High School
Maria Brouillard
Kingsburg Bands
March 15th & 16th
Kingsburg High School
Mike Schofield
Kern HS Bands
March 15th & 16th
Stockdale High School
Geoffrey Ruud & Amanda Sproul
Visalia Bands
TBA
TBA
Jordan Ray
Reedley Bands
March 8th & 9th
Reedley High School
Daniel Paulsen
Porterville Bands
March 3rd & 4th
Porterville HS
Clark Keele
Protocols and Site Host Contact Emails
Protocols will be updated when guidance changes. 

Porterville Bands Protocols - Host Clarke Keele

Reedley Bands Protocols - Host Daniel Paulsen

Porterville Choirs Protocols - Hosts Joshua Sutherland and Donna Steigleder

Kingsburg Bands Protocols - Host Mike Schofield

Kern Choirs Protocols - Host Amanda Isaac

Kern HS Bands Protocols - Hosts Geoffrey Ruud & Amanda Sproul

Kern MS Bands Protocols - Hosts Brad Pickett & Amanda Sproul
Kern Orchestras Protocols - Hosts Regina Montano & Scott Dirkse

Merced Bands Protocols - Host Maria Brouillard

Fresno Jazz Bands Protocols - Host Anthony Perez

Hanford Jazz Bands Protocols - Hosts Lisa Butts & Tori Kuykendall

Fresno Choirs Protocols - Host Randy Berger

Fresno Orchestras Protocols - Host Wendy Shrestha

Fresno County Choirs Protocols - Hosts Carly Ervin & Tony Mowrer

Fresno Bands Protocols - Host Robert Madrid

Visalia MS Choirs Protocols - Host Kim Carrillo

Visalia HS Choirs Protocols - Host Mel Carrillo

Visalia Bands Protocols - Host Jordan Ray

Visalia Orchestras Protocols - Host Lisa Fritz