62nd Annual Augustana Band Festival

Registration is now open!

Deadline for student registration is Friday, Sept. 27.

We are delighted to welcome area band directors and their students to a tradition of excellence at Augustana, the 62nd Annual Augustana Band Festival, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9.

This festival, now in its 62nd year, has brought thousands of students from a five-state area to participate in two full days of ensemble and clinic work featuring three separate bands — Gold, Blue, and Honor — led by outstanding music educators/directors. Participating students are nominated by their high school directors, and the festival is organized and carried out by an Augustana committee of outstanding student musicians.

The Grand Finale Concert of the festival will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Mary Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. The concert will feature performances by the Gold, Blue, and Honor bands as well as the Augustana Band. 


Students are now able to register for the 62nd Augustana Band Festival via Google Form; registration should take between 5-10 minutes to complete. Deadline for student registration is Friday, Sept. 27.  Please check the schedule of events and confirm that students will be available for the entirety of the event.

Our Festival Clinicians

Several professionals will perform two full days of ensemble and clinic work with students taking part in the Band Festival.

Band Festival Contact:

Our 2019 Band Festival Chair is Ms. Anna VanRavenswaay. She may be reached at augiebandfest@gmail.com.