Middle Schools

2024 Festival Rules


  1. Large ensembles must have 11 or more student musicians.
  2. Small ensembles must have 10 or less student musicians.
  3. Music selections, quantity of selections, and styles are all at the discretion of the directors, however there should be a clear jazz influence. It is not mandatory, however varied styles/selections are suggested.  Our adjudicators want to see what you do well and how much you can do well!  The only limitation is the 20 minutes of performance time allotted for each group.
  4. Ensembles in competitive divisions will be placed in divisions by school enrollment.
  5. Schools may enter more than one ensemble in this category and each performing group will be placed in the appropriate division by school population.  If a school registers more than one ensemble, those ensembles will be in the same division.  Ensembles will be received in order of registration. For schools that have more than one ensemble who wish not to compete against their own school, can choose to perform in the non-competitive division.