Solo and Ensemble Festival

Serving music festivals since 1984


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Solo and ensemble festivals are held in northern Virginia during the month of April.  These music festivals provide band and orchestra students the opportunity to perform a solo and/or an ensemble and have their performance critiqued by an adjudicator.  This website addresses three districts:

  • District 10 includes eastern Fairfax County and Alexandria.
  • District 11 includes southern Fairfax County.
  • District 12 includes northern Fairfax County and Arlington.

Schools can participate in any district if they have a scheduling conflict that precludes their participation in their home district.  Therefore, it is necessary that you check with your school's music director each year in order to determine which district applies to you.

The locations and dates of the Spring 2015 festivals are as follows:

The strings festivals are on a Friday evening and the band festivals are during the day on a Saturday.