Poway B & O Festival Information for Directors

2018 Poway Band & Orchestra Festival

April 3 through 5, 2018

Orchestra Showcase, Wednesday, April 4, 6:00 p.m.

Winds Showcase, Thursday, April 5, 6:00 p.m.

Festival Staging Schedule

Poway Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA)

15498 Espola Road, Poway, California 92064map

Adjudication Panel

The adjudication panel that has been selected by SCSBOA for the Poway Band & Orchestra Festival is show below:

  • Tuesday, April 3
    • Paul Bluto, Head Judge
    • Doug Fischer, Band/Orchestra
    • Ken Gammie, Band/Orchestra
    • Karl Fitch, Sight Reading
  • Wednesday, April 4
    • Charles Wolf, Head Judge
    • Albert Jeung, Band/Orchestra
    • Gary Yearick, Band/Orchestra
    • Karl Fitch, Sight Reading
  • Thursday, April 5
    • John Vorwald, Head Judge
    • Mitch Fennell, Band/Orchestra
    • Mark Lowery, Band/Orchestra
    • Karl Fitch, Sight Reading

Please note that the adjudication panel assignments are subject to change as dictated by SCSBOA.


All on-stage chairs and music stands are provided for ensembles.

Poway High School will furnish the following percussion equipment/instruments:

  • One Piano
  • One Bass Drum
  • One set of four Tympani
  • One Xylophone
  • One Marimba
  • One Concert Bells
  • One Vibes (no motor)
  • One Chimes
  • One Gong

No other equipment or mallets will be loaned. Each school's percussionists should bring whatever else they might need.

Bertrand's Music will have a booth at the Festival on the plaza outside of the PCPA. They will have a few items for sale that may be needed in an emergency, such as mouthpieces, reeds, or neck straps.

Director Check-In

Directors should check in upon arrival at the Green Room in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts see the Festival Venue Map).

Please ask your students to remain on the buses in the PCPA loading zone on Titan Way until you verify procedures with the Festival Manager. Check-in will include the submission of three scores for each of your performance selections as required by the SCSBOA Judges.

Buses / Parking

Buses will unload on Titan Way in front of the PCPA (see the Festival Venue Map). Bus pick-up will be in the same area. No buses will be allowed to remain on the Poway High School campus from the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. After 2:30 p.m., buses may park in any of the parking lots off Titan Way, but not in the reserved parking lot immediately behind the PCPA.

Parents and other guests are encouraged to attend the Festival, but visitor parking on the PHS campus is not permitted before 2:30 p.m. There may be limited on-street parking in the neighborhoods surrounding PHS. After 2:30 p.m., guests may park in the PHS parking lots off Titan Way and Espola Road, but not in the reserved lot immediately behind the PCPA (see the PHS Campus Map).

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information about the 2018 Poway Band and Orchestra Festival, please contact the Festival chair, Paula Pullenza, at festival@phsmb.com.