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 the criteria to be in the Greater Phoenix Advanced Orchestra, Honor Orchestra, and Guitar 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.