Greater Phoenix is a two-day music festival for our performing musicians, and 2023/2024 marks the 39th year of the Festival. Students prepare audition music and submit those auditions to a judge for evaluation. The judges from each section evaluate the auditions based on a rubric of musical elements, and then select representatives that meet criteria to be in the Greater Phoenix High School Band, Junior High / Middle School Advanced Band, Junior High / Middle School Honor Band, and Percussion Ensemble. Being accepted into this prestigious event is a wonderful accomplishment for the individual student, and it also brings recognition and honor to their home school. Throughout the course of the festival, students learn the value of hard work, attention to detail, diligence, and to improve their collaboration skills with their PXU peers.
2023 - Rob Lubbers, Dobson HS Byzantine Dances - Carol Brittin Chambers Into the Joy of Spring - James Swearingen Endless Rainbows - Brian Balmages Circus Days - Karl King (arr. Loras Schissel) 2023 - Jenn Bock, Highland HS Groovee! - Richard Saucedo Fragile - Randall Standridge Luz Y Sombra - Jorge Vargas 2023 - Linda Levy, South Valley JH Starfleet - Richard Meyers Verdant Meadows - Bruce Tippette Burst - Brian Balmages Conquistador - Deborah Baker Monday 2023 - Roberto Paz, Army National Guard Scuttlebutt - Jim Casella Helix - Eric Rath In The Sky - Patrick Speranza