Poway Band & Orchestra Festival

Poway B & O Festival Information for Directors

Festival Dates: April 7, April 8, and April 9, 2020

Poway Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA)

15498 Espola Road, Poway, California 92064map

Host Tech Fee Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2020

Adjudication Form & Seating Chart Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2020

Festival Registration

Thank you for your interest in performing in the 2020 Poway Band & Orchestra Festival. The 2020 Poway B & O Festival lineup is now full. Because of overwhelming demand, we regret that we are unable to register schools that have not previously contacted us.

If you have already submitted your Band & Orchestra Festival Application with the required festival fee directly to SCSBOA, please follow the steps below to complete your registration for the Festival. If you have questions or problems, please contact Paula Pullenza, at powayfestival@gmail.com.

  1. Submit the Festival Host Tech Fee for each ensemble/group.
    • The Tech Fee is $35 for each ensemble. This fee pays for the venue's professional technicians. You may include fees for multiple ensembles on a single check.
    • Mail your fees (checks payable to "PHSMB") to:
      Poway High School Music Boosters
      Attn: B & O Festival
      PO Box 1376
      Poway, CA 92074-1376
    • The deadline to pay all Tech Fees is Monday, March 16, 2020.
  2. When you have finalized your music selections, complete either the online Festival Adjudication Form or the electronic Festival Adjudication Form (download PDF).
    • You must complete a separate form for each ensemble/group from your school that will be performing.
    • This form is used to complete the adjudication packet that is given to the SCSBOA judges, including your music selections and your ensemble instrumentaion.
    • If you are using the PDF form, please type in the information in the fillable boxes where possible. If you choose to handwrite the form, please do so legibly and scan it. Note that the form is a two pages. The second page is for the ensemble instrumentation. Email the PDF or scanned Adjudication Form to powayfestival@gmail.com.
    • The deadline to submit this form is Monday, March 16, 2020.
  3. Complete and submit a Festival Seating Chart (download PDF). Alternatively, you may submit a seating chart using your own preferred form.
    • You must complete a separate chart for each ensemble/group from your school that will be performing.
    • This form is submitted directly to the Festival host to ensure that the stage is set up correctly for your group.
    • Please type in the information in the fillable boxes where possible. Indicate the position of chairs and stands by hand.
    • Email your scanned Seating Chart to powayfestival@gmail.com.
    • The deadline to submit this form is Monday, March 16, 2020.

Thank you in advance for registering for the 2020 Poway Band & Orchestra Festival. We look forward to seeing you in April.

Adjudication Panel

The adjudication panel that has been selected by SCSBOA for the Poway Band & Orchestra Festival is shown below:

  • Tuesday, April 7
    • Charles Wolf, Head Judge
    • Albert Jeung, Band/Orchestra
    • Stan Steele, Band/Orchestra
    • Karl Fitch, Sight Reading
  • Wednesday, April 8
    • Neil Anderson, Head Judge
    • Curt Richardson, Band/Orchestra
    • Richard Watson, Band/Orchestra
    • Karl Fitch, Sight Reading
  • Thursday, April 9
    • John Vorwald, Head Judge
    • Pin Chen, Band/Orchestra
    • Ken Gammie, Band/Orchestra
    • Karl Fitch, Sight Reading

Please note that the adjudication panel assignments are subject to change as dictated by SCSBOA.

Equipment

All on-stage chairs and music stands are provided for ensembles.

Poway High School will furnish the following percussion equipment/instruments:

  • One Piano
  • One Bass Drum
  • One set of four Tympani
  • One Xylophone
  • One Marimba
  • One Concert Bells
  • One Vibes (no motor)
  • One Chimes
  • One Gong

No other equipment or mallets will be loaned. Each school's percussionists should bring whatever else they might need.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about the Poway Band & Orchestra Festival, please contact the Festival co-chairs, Paula Pullenza and Melissa Martinez, at powayfestival@gmail.com.