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March 4 • Regional Wind Band Festival at CSU Long Beach

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

March 4th Pacific Coast Regional Wind Band Festival

The Pacific Coast Regional Wind Band Festival at CSU Long Beach is this Saturday on March 4, 2023. Students! Please read through the information below so you are fully prepared for the day!

PLEASE BRING A SACK LUNCH AND EAT BREAKFAST BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! You will NOT be able to purchase food at the festival.


  • 6:40am - Call Time - Dressed with instrument ready to go

    • Load large instruments into personal vehicles in the Magnolia Lot closest to the music room! (This includes: Tubas, Trombones, Tenor Saxes, Baritone & Bass Clarinets)

  • 6:50am - Bus Lines - Take Attendance!

  • 7:00am - Buses Depart NHHS

  • 8:00am - Buses & Private Vehicles drop off students & instruments on Atherton Street in front of The Carpender Performing Arts Center • DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING ON THE BUS!

  • 8:30am - Warm up Time

  • 9:00am - Performance

  • 9:30am - Clinic

  • 10:00am - Put away instruments & have a snack!

  • 10:30am - Watch Newbury Park Band Perform

  • 11:00am - Watch Branham Band Perform

  • 11:30am - Watch Serrano Band Perform

  • 12:00pm - Watch Symphonic Band & 1st Division Marine Band Perform

    • Once the performance ends, please use the restroom, pick up your instrument and get back on the bus!

  • 1:15pm - Buses Depart CSU Long Beach (Meet in same drop location!)

  • 2:45pm - Estimated Return to NHHS

  • 3:00pm - Estimated Dismissal Time

All the performances are free to the public. Parents driving will need to purchase a parking permit at one of the campus parking Kiosks. Click here for a campus map and additional parking information

Performance Etiquette & Student Expectations

Students are expected to act responsibly at all times. Your behavior, whether positive or negative, will reflect directly on our school and music program. Please work together to exemplify the high standards, and etiquette we have come to know and love about our program! Students are to stay with the group at all times and show the upmost respect to our host and the other bands. If you need to use the restroom, do so between performances. Please be in the concert hall or in our instrument storage room at all times! Superior performances are the result of superior focus and concentration. Please stay quiet and focused throughout the day. Finally and most importantly, have fun & learn from the experience. Ask questions during the clinic and make insightful observations to share at a later time.

Attire & Concert Dress: Bring a jacket as it will be a chilly morning!

  • Boys: White long sleeve button-down dress shirt, black slacks (dress pants), black dress shoes & socks, black long tie. If may also wear a black suit jacket or even a black dress shirt

  • Girls: Long black dress (no spaghetti straps or strapless), or black dress pants/skirt (below knees please) with a white or black dress blouse/top • Think classy!

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