2018 Poway Band & Orchestra Festival

Festival Dates: April 3, April 4, and April 5, 2018

Festival Location: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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

2018 Poway Jazz Festival

Festival Dates: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Festival Location: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA

Entry Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Poway Jazz Festival is open to high school and middle jazz ensembles of any size and instrumentation. Ensembles will be evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges. This year, the Poway Jazz Festival will be held on a Saturday, allowing us to expand our line-up for a full day of jazz. We are also pleased to host the San Diego State University Jazz Band for a lunch-hour concert under the direction of Bill Yeager.

The Poway High School Instrumental Music Program

The PHS Instrumental Music Program includes the Emerald Brigade Marching Band and Color Guard, Orchestra, Concert Bands, and Jazz Bands at Poway High School.

The Poway High School Music Boosters

The PHS Music Boosters organization promotes and encourages instrumental music, and supports the associated activities related to the success of the PHS Instrumental Music Program.

Upcoming Events


Congratulations to Our Honor Band Musicians

Congratulations to Teddy Gigstad, John Lettang, and Ryan Whitson for being selected for the SCSBOA All-Southern California Honor Band. John also has the distinction of being selected for the All-State Honor Band!

2018 Emerald Brigade Band Camp!

Used Tuxes for Sale

Some of our past students have been kind enough to donate their slightly used tuxes to PHSMB for re-sale. If you are interested in any of the following items for concert season, please contact Kari Nietz-Gigstad at kngigstad@gmail.com.

The items below are available. Some sizes are estimates.

  • $10.00 - Tux Shirt 16" x 34/35"/li>
  • $10.00 - Tux Shirt 15" x 34/35"/li>
  • $10.00 - Tux Shirt 16 1/2" x 34"
  • $25.00 - Tux Jacket 40R
  • $25.00 - Tux Jacket 44L
  • $25.00 - Tux Jacket 39R
  • $25.00 - Tux Pants 38x32
  • $25.00 - Tux Pants 34x34
  • $25.00 - Tux Pants 36x30

Bertrand's Music Fundraiser

What an awesome job Bertrand's student and parent volunteers did during our one week fundraiser! They cleaned and tested hundreds and hundreds of instruments! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to our music program. Volunteers make all the difference. Bertrand's Music paid PHSMB $5 for each instrument that we cleaned and $1 for each one tested.

Wow! The results are in:

  • Total woodwinds cleaned/evaluated = 443 X $6 = $2,658
  • Total string instruments cleaned = 305 X $5 = $1,525
  • Total earned for the Poway HS Music Program = $4,183

Treasured Memories of the 2016-2017 Year on DVD

Ad-Lib Productions has been video taping performances, band camp and interviews throughout the year. At the end of the spring concerts they start to cut DVD's for the parents who want a copy of these wonderful memories. This year they are generously offering to donate back to PHSMB a portion of their sales. The more DVD's we sell, the more they support our students.

Representatives from Ad-Lib will be at the Orchestra concert on May 31 and Band concert on June 1 to take your orders. Please download the Poway Music 2016-17 DVD Order Form for details. If you have any questions about which video to purchase, please do not hesitate to call Ad-Lib Productions at 619-742-4181.

Emerald Brigade Sousaphone Campaign

Eight brand new Conn 20K sousaphones arrived in October! Thank you to the many donors to the EB Sousaphone Campaign and Sousaphonathon for making this possible. You have made our band students, directors, and staff very happy!

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Shop & Give to PHSMB with iGive

If you shop online, go to your online store, find what it is that you would like to buy, and then go to iGive.com. Our PHS Music Booster organization will receive a percentage back from your purchase! iGive is a free service where shopping at any of up to 1,900 stores like Walmart, JC Penney, Sears, Overstock, and many more, will mean a donation to PHSMB.

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