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The UAB Concert Band Invitational is open to invited middle and high school bands from throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. Bands will perform on stage in front of a panel of adjudicate\ors, who will provide comments to each band. Following the performance, each band will receive a short clinic with one of the adjudicators.

2024 UAB Concert Band Invitational

Event Date: Monday February 26, 2024
Deadline for Registration: Friday, February 2, 2024

We’d like to invite you to participate in our annual UAB Concert Band Invitational on Monday, February 26, 2024. As always, our event will be held at the beautiful Alys Stephens Center on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The UAB Concert Band Invitational offers outstanding school bands the opportunity to perform in a beautiful venue for high-quality educational performance experience. Nationally respected evaluators will provide written and recorded comments for your ensemble in a positive, non-competitive environment. Our hopes are to offer a comprehensive look at the quality of your group’s performance and to give feedback that will help you and your students to move to the next, higher level for your current situation. The evaluators for this year’s event are yet to be announced.

Following your onstage performance, each band will receive a 30-minute clinic from one of our evaluators and an audio recording of that clinic. Your band will also receive a professional audio recording from the performance. The cost of the festival is $200 for the band entrance fee and $100 for a second ensemble if you choose to bring one.

Directors select their own repertoire. Each middle school band will receive a 30-minute stage time, and each high school band will receive a 30-minute stage time (40 by request) (Time includes music, stage entrance, and exit).

Bands will be requested to attend a minimum of two other bands’ performances on the day of their performance.

If you are interested in participating in this Festival, please complete the online form as soon as possible. The fee is not due until February 3, but we ask that you secure a place on the program with the online form as soon as possible. Space is limited to 16 bands.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Sean Murray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (205) 975-9589.