CBA Northern Regional Concert Band Festival at Fossil Ridge High School

CBA Northern Regional Concert Band Festival at Fossil Ridge High School

Colorado Bandmasters Association - HS Regional and State Concert Band Festivals

CBA Provides great concert band festivals!  At a CBA Festival, you have a guaranteed audience of appreciative band students and directors.  Only the very best, nationally recognized adjudicators and clinicians are used. Your band will receive a clinic by a master teacher as soon as your performance is done.  You will receive audio commentary, written comments, and an evaluation from 3 expert adjudicators. You will receive a professional-quality CD of your performance. We use the finest facilities available, with warm-up rooms and clinic rooms suitable for your students.  Please come perform and learn at a great festival run by and for band directors!



If, after reading this information you have any questions, please feel free to email Jack Yonce, Chairman of Concert Band Activities, at:


The registration window for 2019 high school regional and state concert band festivals will be October 1 through November 15, 2018.  During this window of time, directors will fill out an online Google form (link to be posted on the CBA Website at 7:00am on Monday October 1) and arrange for payment to be received by the CBA executive secretary.  While the “timestamp” is not critical this year, all directors are encouraged to register online as soon as convenient and to begin the process of requesting payment from their school. The timestamp may be used for granting requests for block scheduling (see below)


The regional registration fee is $350.  CBA will only be collecting the regional fee with the registration.  Those groups that make the state festival will be billed for the $400 state fee after regionals.  This year, fees can be paid by credit card or check, but must be received by the executive secretary by November 15 or the registration may be canceled.  


Each regional (except the western slope) will be open to up to 18 bands, scheduled in consecutive blocks of 6 bands each.  We will work to fill each regional to 18 bands.  When you fill out your online registration (one for each group), you can request your “block”.  All bands can attend the same regional as last year (as long as you register online and payment is received during the registration window).  If you wish to change regionals, indicate that in the online registration AND email Jack Yonce at


At regionals, a “Block” consists of 3 hours where 6 bands will warm-up, perform, receive a clinic, and listen to two other bands.  With the exception of the 1st band in each block, all activities for all 6 bands will be contained within that block.  The first band in each block will warm-up 30 minutes prior to that block beginning, but will be done 30 minutes prior to the end of that block.  Tentatively: Block 1 will be 8:00-11:00am, Block 2 will be 11:00am to 2:00pm, Block 3 will be 2:15-5:15pm. After the registration window closes, bands will be quickly notified of their “block assignment” - you can then plan your day and order buses.  Exact performance schedules will follow later (before Winter Break).


The State Festival performance day (Monday or Tuesday) for bands advancing to State will be determined by a blind draw after regionals.  Directors can always negotiate with other schools to swap dates within the window of time to be determined by the State Chairman (Dick Kusk).  Schools with more than one band qualifying for state will draw for the same day (i.e. Big Sky HS has two bands and their draw is Monday, both bands go on Monday).  



Monday March 4, Western Slope, Palisade HS

Tuesday March 5, Denver Metro at Grandview HS

Wednesday March 6, North at Fossil Ridge and Fort Collins HS

Thursday March 7, Colorado Springs / South at Cheyenne Mountain HS

Friday March 8, Denver West at Dakota Ridge and Denver South at Castle View HS


•2019 STATE DATES - CSU Ft. Collins

Monday April 15

Tuesday April 16

High School Regional Concert Band Festival

Joe Brice - Regional Concert Band Festival Coordinator

2019 Concert Band Regional Dates:

March 4, 2019 - CBA Western Regional - at Palisade High School - Schedule

March 5, 2019 - CBA Metro I Regional at Grandview High School - Schedule

March 6, 2019 - CBA Northern Regionals at Fossil Ridge - Schedule and Fort Collins High School - Schedule

March 7, 2019 - CBA Southern Regional at Cheyenne Mountain High School - Schedule

March 8, 2019 - CBA Metro II Regionals at Dakota Ridge - Schedule and Castle View High School - Schedule

Complete 2019 Information in a .pdf (the information below in an easy to print format)

REGISTER FOR THE CBA REGIONAL CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL HERE (Link has been deactivated for 2018-2019 as all sites are currently full). Email Jack Yonce at if you would like to be added to either the Front Range or the Western Slope waiting list.

Download a copy of the Regional Concert Band Adjudication Form for your reference