Poway Band & Orchestra Festival

April 3 through 5, 2018

Orchestra Showcase, Wednesday, April 4, 6:00 PM

Winds Showcase, Thursday, April 5, 6:00 PM

Poway Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA)

15498 Espola Road, Poway, California 92064map

Festival Hours and Admission:

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Free all day for all spectators
  • Wednesday, April 4, 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.: Free for all spectators
  • Wednesday, April 4, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Orchestra Showcase: Adults $10.00, Students 18 & under are free
  • Thursday, April 5, 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.: Free for all spectators
  • Thursday, April 5, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Winds Showcase: Adults $10.00, Students 18 & under are free

The annual Poway Band and Orchestra Festival hosted by Poway High School (PHS) and the PHS Instrumental Music Program will be held on April 3 through April 5 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) on the PHS campus.

The three-day festival will present over 40 talented middle school and high school ensembles from the Poway Unified School District (PUSD), as well as, from other Southern California communities. They will be performing before a distinguished panel of Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) judges. In addition to performances in the PCPA, there will be sight-reading sessions in PHS Room N-2 (across from the PHS Band Room N-1) all day on Tuesday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

The SCSBOA judges, who are specialists in their respective fields, make constructive comments and criticism using the official adjudication forms. No winners or rankings are awarded. Ratings are given, including Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor. Experienced music educators set the rating standards; however, the rating received is not as important as the learning process that has preceded the performance.

Festival Registration

Application for the 2018 Poway B & O Festival is now closed. If you are a director who has completed your SCSBOA application for the Festival, please go to the Festival Info for Directors Page to complete your registration.

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.