Please refer to the following timeline and general schedule for all planning purposes:

December 17, 2021

  • Extended music teacher nomination period until Friday, 12/17/21.

December 22, 2021

  • All teachers, nominated students, and their parent/guardian will be notified of music festival acceptance after the extended nomination period.

January 1, 2022

  • Festival concert music parts for all ensembles will be shared with accepted students and their directors to practice.
  • High School band excerpts and instructions for part assignment auditions will be provided by this date.
  • High School Band Directors: At your earliest convenience, please verify how your students will complete their part assignment auditions.
    1. Submit a video recording audition by Wednesday, 2/9/22
      or
    2. Audition in person at Sanborn Hall on Thursday, 2/10/22 (4 – 6:00 PM).

January 7, 2022

  • Parents and Guardians: verify your child’s participation by completing a confirmation form for t-shirt size, media permission, any medical needs, additional lunch on Saturday (if needed).

January 14, 2022

  • All fees due by 1/14/22 (online payment or postmarked check sent by this date). If fees are covered by the school or booster organization, parents may indicate this on the confirmation form.

January 21, 2022

  • Instructions for where/when/how to check in on the morning of the first rehearsal (Friday, February 11, 2022) will be posted on the festival website and announced via email to all directors, parents, and students by January 21, 2022.
  • An official letter of excused absence will be distributed by January 21, 2022 to all parents and directors to verify a student’s participation in the OWU Music Festival for their school.
  • High School Band members performing a live audition will receive their audition time and room number in Sanborn Hall by this date.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (HS Band Only)

  • High School Band part assignment video auditions submitted by 8:00 PM.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

  • High School Band on campus part assignment audition in Sanborn Hall (4:00 – 6:00 PM). Part Assignment results will be posted immediately after the Host Concert concludes in Gray Chapel.
  • 7:30 PM in Gray Chapel: Host Concert performed by the OWU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the OWU Choral Arts Society featuring guest conductors John Locke, Andrea Brown, and Hilary Apfelstadt

Friday, February 11, 2022

Time Activity Location
8-8:45 a.m. Check-in at your rehearsal venue Rehearsal venues TBA by 1/21/22
9 a.m. – noon *Rehearsal with ensemble conductor and event staff Rehearsal venues TBA by 1/21/22
Noon – 1 p.m. Full buffet Lunch Merrick Hall or the Marketplace Cafe
1-5 p.m. *Rehearsal with ensemble conductor and event staff Rehearsal venues TBA by 1/21/22
5-6 p.m. Full buffet Dinner Merrick Hall or the Marketplace Cafe
6-7:30 p.m. *Rehearsal with ensemble conductor and event staff Rehearsal venues TBA by 1/21/22

* Rehearsal times include multiple activities at the conductor’s discretion to balance rehearsal goals with student endurance. In addition to rehearsing festival music, holding sectionals, or leading music games, conductors will announce restroom breaks at least every 90 minutes.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Time Activity Location
8-8:45 a.m. Check-in at your rehearsal venue Rehearsal venues TBA by 1/21/22
9 a.m. – noon Final rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and masterclass clinics All Dress Rehearsals: Gray Chapel;
All masterclass clinic locations TBA by 1/21/22
12:45 p.m.
Lunch on your own (or, OWU can provide lunch for an extra cost) Downtown Delaware
2:30 p.m. Middle School bands report to pre-concert location University Hall classroom TBA by 1/21/22
3 p.m. Grand Finale Concert: Middle School Bands Gray Chapel in University Hall
3:30 p.m.
High School bands report to pre-concert location University Hall classroom TBA by 1/21/22
4 p.m.
Grand Finale Concert: High School Bands Gray Chapel in University Hall
4:30 p.m.
All choir students report to pre-concert location
University Hall classroom TBA by 1/21/22
5 p.m.
Grand Finale Concert: All Choirs
Gray Chapel in University Hall