Event Basics

Registration & Scheduling Information

Prelims Information

Finals Information

Subject to change.

Finals Lineup

Each ensemble that registers for the festival will be granted free admission to the finals concert (all students, staff, and one chaperone.)  This is a fundraiser, so we do appreciate additional guests purchasing concert tickets.  Thank you.

Festival Rules

Eligibility & Focus

Literature Selections

Rules for Finals

No traditional finals competition in 2024

Previous Years

Special rule for groups not affiliated with a school

Groups not associated with a particular school music program MAY register for the festival as prelims alternates.  If there is room in the festival, they will be added to the official schedule.  If there is a viable division in these registrations, there will be an addition to the finals lineup.  Any non-school related group that performs at finals must be made entirely of students that are also participating in their school jazz programs - so long as they have a jazz program at their school (of any kind) to be enrolled in.

Divisions & Cost

There are no divisions this year.

Each school will be awarded at least one Outstanding Soloist Award.

Comppetition Entrance Fee: $250




No finals competition in 2024


Please bring your own:

The following will be provided:

 Warm-up rooms:


 Clinic Rooms:

Taking the Ferry?

If you are coming to our festival via the WSDOT ferry, be sure to print an "Authorization Letter" on your school letterhead to get a massive discount on passenger fares.

Your district might have a card for ferry travel.  If not, make sure you plan for the vehicle fares prior to the event.

Other Details


Parking at Bainbridge High School on Saturdays is free and first come, first served.  There is a loading and unloading near the performing and check in areas on Martin Luther King Lane, which is off of High School Road.


There are several local food establishments within walking distance of Bainbridge High School; mostly in the Safeway plaza.  Winslow (downtown Bainbridge) is a 30 minute walk from BHS, and there are many more good options there, too.


Instrument Repair

The festival will not have a repair technician on site.



Ted Brown Music will make sure each group gets a quality recording of their performances.

Judges tapes or written commentary will also be provided.