2013 Oregon State University
High School Concert Band Festival

March 4 and 5, 2013
Oregon State University - LaSells-Stewart Center
Online Band Application and Information

Contest Philosophy
To provide a sound educational experience for all participants, enable Oregon bands to qualify for the Oregon School Activities Association State Band Championships recording pool, and supply valid, thorough critique and clinics to all students and directors.

High school bands from Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and British Columbia are invited to apply. The schedule will be filled on a first come, first served basis. "Second" bands will be accepted ONLY if space is available.

Schedule and Format
Bands will be scheduled from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Bands are expected to be present to hear at least 4 other groups to ensure that everyone has an audience. Oregon Large Group Festival/Contest Guidelines will be followed. Oregon Band Director's Association Adjudication System and Oregon Band Director's Association Required Literature List will be used. These are available on the OBDA website (www.obda.org).

State Contest Qualification
For Oregon bands only: Bands receiving two "I" or "I-" ratings will be eligible to apply and submit their performance recording for one of the "open" recording pool spots in the State Contest. Out-of-state schools meeting this standard will also be publicly recognized.

Divisions and Ratings
This is a non-competitive festival. All schools will be evaluated on the OBDA Systems High School Scale. Performance ratings will not be posted. Each band will receive a recording of their performance and a compact disc of verbal critiques. These will be available at the conclusion of morning and afternoon sessions.

Adjudication and Clinic
Three performance adjudicators will critique each band's performance. One of the adjudicators will follow the group to the clinic room and present a 20-minute clinic. Bands will not be required to sight-read.

Required Literature
Bands should play at least one selection from the appropriate classification shown on the OBDA list. Titles may be substituted with approval of the contest director. Remaining selections can be from any source. The updated Literature list can be found on the OBDA website at www.obda.org.

Time Limit:
Each band will have 30 minutes to set up, perform, and exit. This will be strictly enforced. OSU ensembles will perform at the end of the morning session (followed by recognition of bands receiving a Division I rating).

Judges for the 2013 festival will be: Martin Benke from Southern Oregon University, Michael Burch - Pesses—Director of Bands at Pacific University, Dr. Chris Chapman — Director of Bands at Oregon State University, Dr. Timothy Paul — Director of Bands at the University of Oregon.

Personal Property
Oregon State University will not be held responsible for valuables or any other personal property that is lost or stolen during the festival. Storage rooms are shared between schools and are not locked. Encourage students to leave their valuables at home or on the bus.

Registration is $300 per band. Please REGISTER online and SEND the check. Your registration will reserve a spot; when the check is received you will be confirmed. Many groups were turned away in past years, so it is critical that payment is received on time in order to be confirmed for a time slot. If a school purchase order is used, payment must be received by January 15, 2013. Fees are refundable only if a replacement group can be found.

Application Deadline:
January 15, 2013. A schedule will be emailed by January 31. Bands on a waiting list (if necessary) will be notified of their position on the list. Mail a copy of the registration form and checks to: Dr. Brad Townsend, Department of Music, Benton Hall 200D, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-2502. Phone: 541/737-0544 Email: btownsend@oregonstate.edu

OSU Band Concerts
If you are traveling from some distance and will be staying in the Corvallis area for an evening, we want to invite you to our two concerts.

On Monday, March 4th, please join us for the OSU Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and Campus Band Winter Concert and on Tuesday, March 5th join us for the OSU Wind Ensemble Concert. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are in LaSells Stewart Center. Admission for you, your chaperones, and your band members is free.

2013 Band Application
Band Name:
School Name:
Director's Name:
Director's Email:
Director's School Phone:
Director's Home Phone:
School Mailing Address:
School City/State/Zip:
School Phone:
School FAX:
Convenient time to call:

I am interested in participating in the 2013 Festival. The $300 Entry Fee will be sent to Oregon State and received no later than January 15, 2013:
School Enrollment: Grade 10-12:
OSAA Class: (Oregon Schools Only)
Size of Ensemble:
Schedule Preference:

Indicate preference 1st through 4th.

If you wish to only be considered for one day, select “Can't make this slot” on the slots(s) you absolutely cannot attend. Please understand that this may limit your possibility of acceptance. Bands are expected to attend during their entire time block.

Monday AM:

Monday PM:

Tuesday AM:

Tuesday PM:

Comments or special considerations for travel:
Before submitting, please double-check the form for accuracy. Thank you!

Please make checks payable to: Oregon State University.

Checks in the amount of $300.00 must be received by January 15, 2013.

Web Application will not be complete until your school's check has been received.

Send checks to:
   Dr. Brad Townsend, Director of Athletic Bands
   Oregon State University
   Music Department, 200D Benton Hall
   Corvallis, OR 97331

For more information, call 541.737.0544 or email osubands@oregonstate.edu.