Competitions & Festivals

Augustana Band Festival

Each November, students from high schools in four states participate in workshops and rehearsals for three days prior to a grand finale concert.

Augustana Band Festival

Augustana High School Art Invitational Exhibition

This Augustana High School Art Invitational is open to area high school artists who are recommended by their teachers.

High School Art Invitational 2023

J. Earl Lee Piano Festival

The J. Earl Lee Piano Festival is a 3-day bi-annual celebration of the piano, which takes place in the Fryxell Humanities Center on the Augustana University campus. Each day presents unique opportunities for learning, listening and participation for music teachers and piano students.

Lee Piano Competition

Jazz on the Upper Great Plains Festival

As many as 50 high school bands from throughout the region participate in this annual festival.

Jazz Festival