27th Annual Invitational Band Festival

Friday, February 2, 2018

Dr. Danielle Gaudry Dr. Danielle Gaudry
Festival Coordinator and Adjudicator

Dr. Ann Porter Dr. Ann Porter
2018 Guest Adjudicator and Clinician

IBF 2017 program cover

California State University East Bay is proud to present the 27th Annual Invitational Band Festival (IBF) on Friday, February 2, 2018 in the CSUEB University Theatre. A high quality and unique festival experience for your students, the IBF is a valuable educational event for both participants and observers. This year, we are thrilled to be joined by Dr. Ann Porter (Professor of Music Education, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music) as guest adjudicator and conducting workshop clinician.

The IBF is a selective festival – only four bands will be invited to participate. This allows for each ensemble to get a generous amount of performance time, clinic time, and will enable each group to hear the other performing ensembles that day.

Each participating band will perform up to 20 minutes of music. Each band will receive recorded comments on their pieces, but following their performance on stage, will also participate in a 30-minute clinic with Dr. Porter.

New interactive sessions for students will be offered in the afternoon, on topics such as conducting, composition, brass ensemble, woodwind ensemble, percussion ensemble, piano ensemble (and possibly more). During this time, band directors will have the opportunity to engage in a professional development session with Dr. Ann Porter. The day will conclude with a concert by the CSUEB Wind Symphony.

Registration forms are electronic and should be submitted by the band director no later than Friday, November 17, 2017. In addition, directors are asked to submit a recording of their current ensemble showcasing at least two (2) contrasting selections. Please send recordings to mrc@csueastbay.edu either as an email attachment or an electronic link (Google Drive / Dropbox, etc.), no later than November 17, 2017. The fee for each participating band is $250.

7:30 a.m. Bands arrive
8:00 a.m. Bands perform in the CSUEB Theatre and receive clinic with Dr. Ann Porter on stage
12:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:15 p.m. Interactive sessions for students / Professional development for directors with Dr. Porter
2:30 p.m. CSUEB Wind Symphony performs for everyone in Theatre
3:15 p.m. Concert concludes, end of IBF

For more information, contact:

Dr. Danielle Gaudry
Director of Bands


(510) 885-3285

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