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About the Festival

This is a teaching festival. Its purpose is to make your ensembles better. Directors should not try to have their groups be performance ready. You may perform up to 2 pieces in the 45 minute time block (this includes set up and tear down). The remainder of the time will be used to improve your ensemble’s sound, style and performance of their music.

If you cannot attend the live festival you may submit up to 2 videos of your group. Comments will be sent to you the day of the festival. Email links to your videos to Lisa Butts lb@lisabutts.net Your recorded comments will be dropboxed to you.

Complete all of the information requested to enter your group in the festival. You will receive an email that will contain your festival invoice within 2 business days.

Click the link to be taken to the Google sign up doc: 


If you will be paying by school check or purchase order you do not need to complete the payment area on the left. You will receive an email from lb@lisabutts.net with your invoice.


  • Hanford High School Presentation Center (Hanford) Wednesday, October 30th Host, Lisa Butts

  • Washington Academic School (Sanger) Date TBA, Host, Alan Moffett

  • Johansen High School (Modesto), Date TBA, Host Brad Hart

  • Gladstone High School (Covina), Date TBA, Host, Maurice Limon

  • LACM Los Angeles College of Music (Pasadena) Date TBA, Host Barb Catlin


Festival Fees

  • Non-Member $195 for First Ensemble (Includes membership in CAJ for Director)

  • CAJ member $145 for First Ensemble

  • 2nd Ensemble $145 for each additional ensemble

  • 3rd Ensemble $145 for each additional ensemble

  • 4th Ensemble $145 for each additional ensemble

Who’s Invited?

Open to:

  • Combos

  • Big Bands

  • Middle School/High School/College Levels