Festivals: Dates & Info

The Winooski Valley Music District (District IV) hosts three festivals during the school year:

High School Fall Festival

The Thursday & Friday before the week of Thanksgiving.  Held at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury.  This festival features four high school ensembles: Wind Ensemble and Concert Band(selected by nomination), Orchestra(selected by nomination), and Chorus(selected by audition in October).

Winter Jazz Festival

The first Thursday & Friday of February.  Held at U-32 High School in Montpelier.  This festival features three ensembles: High School Jazz Band(selected by audition in October), Middle School Jazz Band(selected by nomination), and High School Jazz Chorus(selected by nomination).

Middle School Spring Festival

The first Wednesday of April.  This festival is hosted each year at a different district school.  This festival features three middle school ensembles: Band, Orchestra, and Chorus(all ensembles selected by nomination).

Concert Dress Code

The ​following ​attire ​are ​considered ​acceptable ​for ​concerts:
Black ​dress ​pants ​or knee-length ​skirt, ​black ​dress ​shoes, solid ​white ​or ​black ​dress ​shirt, ​and ​tie.
Solid ​black knee-length ​dress ​with ​sleeves ​or ​black ​jacket.
Black tights or stockings should be worn with knee-length skirts/dresses to maintain the ‘black on bottom’ dress code.
Sneakers, denim, ​t-shirts, ​and ​polo ​shirts ​are ​not ​acceptable attire ​for ​concerts.
If ​the ​audience ​will ​notice ​what ​you ​are ​wearing ​instead ​of ​what ​you ​are ​performing, ​you ​shouldn’t ​wear ​it.
Please ​note ​that ​WHITE ​is ​not ​the ​same ​as ​cream, ​ivory, ​rose, ​or ​any ​other ​“almost ​white” ​color.

Upcoming Dates:

Forms will be updated as needed.


Middle School Spring Festival: April 3, 2019 Randolph High School

Concert at 7pm. View or download the schedule:


HS Auditions: October 16, 2019 @ Harwood High School

Time: 4:00 – 9:30 PM

Who: High School jazz and choir students.

Fall Festival: November 21-22, 2019 @ Harwood Union High School

Friday Nov. 22 Concert Time: 7:00PM

Who: High School Concert Band, Chorus and Orchestra

Ticket Price: $6 adults $4 students

Jazz Festival: February 6-7, 2020 @ U-32 High School

Time: 7:00PM

Who: Middle and High School Jazz Bands and HS Jazz Chorus

Ticket Price: $6 adults $4 students

Spring Festival: April 1, 2020 @ location TBA 

Time: 7:00PM

Who: Middle School Concert Band, Chorus, and Orchestra

Ticket Price: $6 adults $4 students


18 thoughts on “Festivals: Dates & Info

  1. Our daughter is in the Chorus at the Jazz Festival, and then heading directly to the GIV Winter Weekend. Given the Friday 7:00 performance, she’d be arriving at the winter weekend late, which they usually don’t allow. Do you know the order of the groups for the performance yet? That would be helpful to know when discussing the problem with the GIV folks. Thanks!

    1. Does anyone know if they give the students lunch or if students should bring lunch?
      I see dinner is offered for a small fee.
      TY

      1. There will be a charge for lunches purchased from the Randolph cafeteria, yes. I will see if I can get that figure. Your child should have, or will soon, receive a schedule of the day. Check with their teacher to get that.

  2. Has the order of the groups for the Spring Festival been determined yet? Hoping to see my daughter’s middle school performance but will not be there til closer to 8. Thanks!

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