Jackson State University Bands

Virtual Solo and Ensemble Festival
November 14 - 15
Registration Deadline: November 8th


To encourage the study and performance of solo and ensemble literature through practice, performance, adjudicators ratings and comments in an attempt to improve student individual and group performance.



JSUBands Festivals have five primary goals:
- Increase student understanding of solo and ensemble literature
-Encourage students to continue their individualized-study of music
-To promote students interest and participation in chamber ensemble(s)
-To create networking between JSU faculty, staff, and notable adjudicators


- All students in grades 9-12 are eligible. Students may enter through a private or school instructor.
-All instruments are welcomed
-Literature must the appropriate grade level for student musical ability
-Memorization is not required but encouraged
-Pieces should not exceed 8 minutes
-If the music has a piano accompaniment (live or electronic), you are urged to use it. If this is not possible, your rating/comment will not be affected
-Students must provide a pdf copy for their literature. Because of copyright laws, photocopies should not be used
-Ensembles may not have more than 20 students. Ensembles of 6 or less should not be conducted; ensembles of 7 or more may be conducted if desired
- Fees are due with submission of the application

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Students can choose to participate for a rating: (1- superior, 2- excellent, 3, good, 4 fair) OR comments only

We would love for you to register today!!!


Application/Fees must be submitted by November 8, 2020
Fee Structure:
Solo - $6.00
Small Ensemble (2-6) (duo- sextet) - $10.00 (per ensemble not individual)
Large Ensemble (7-18) - $12.00

Music Is Our Passion!!!

Contact Us For More Information

Dr. Ramon Jackson - 601-979-2584 - ramon.l.jackson@jsums.edu

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