Concert Bands and Orchestras May 1-4, 2019
Jazz Bands and Jazz Combos May 2-4, 2019
Concert Choirs May 3, 2019
Parade May 4, 2019
Plan Today To Come To Colorado’s Community Run Band Festival 81st Annual Music & Blossom Festival In Cañon City, Colorado
Dear Band Director, On May1st-4th, 2019, the City of Cañon City, Colorado will be hosting the 81st Annual Music and Blossom Festival. This is Colorado’s only community run Band Festival.
I cordially invite you and your students to participate in this spectacular musical event. The festival offers competition performances in concert, jazz, orchestra and parade.
The weekend of music and entertainment is both competitive and non-competitive. Details of participation for competition, exhibition, festival ratings or judge’s critique are found on this website.
I sincerely hope that you will accept this invitation and make the 81st Annual Music and Blossom Festival the highlight of your school year for you and your students.
The City of Cañon City and the Music and Blossom Festival Corporation have provided a quality musical experience for over 150,000 students during its 81st year history.
Plan now to attend during the weekend of May 1st - May 4th for the 81st Annual Music and Blossom Festival in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Classification is based on a four year total enrollment of your high school as of the October 1st count. If you are a 3 year high school, you must adjust your enrollment upward by adding 1/3 of the enrollment to the 3 year enrollment figure. Class A 1-599 Class AA 600-1199 Class AAA 1200 and up
Entry Fees • $100 per Unit Entry $100 for each Concert Band or Orchestra $100 for each Jazz Band All Entry Fees are waived if your school marches in the parade
Middle School Classifications Class A 1-499 Class AA 500 and up Middle Schools may only enter concert and jazz bands for ratings only. Parade Bands may compete for a competitive score or ratings only.
Festival Plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in each category, each class. Trophies for Auxiliary, Percussion, Drum Major, Soloist and Sections. Orchestras receiving a Superior Rating.
Given to the school accumulating the most points by rankings in each competitive category.
The Awards presented by the Cañon City Music and Blossom Festival provide an incentive for students in various performing organizations to strive for musical excellence in their performances. As a reward for these accomplishments, we present distinctive and impressive trophies that are sure to provide many years of pride and fond memories.