62nd Annual Augustana Band Festival

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. Check back for more details about registration in Fall 2019.

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. 

Our Festival Clinicians

Several professionals will perform two full days of ensemble and clinic work with students taking part in the Band Festival. Check back for more information about the 2019 Band Fest clinicians. 

Band Festival Contact:

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