The 69th Annual UGA January High School Band Festival: January 17-20, 2019

Student acceptances have been emailed!!

Cancellation deadline is Tuesday, January 8th.
Online payments (below) must be entered by 5pm, Tuesday, January 15th in order to be processed as prepaid.

Checks must be mailed by Friday, January 11th in order to be processed as prepaid.  Please mail checks to:

UGA JanFest
Attn:  Rob Akridge
250 River Road
Athens, GA 30602

Email Rob Akridge ( if you have any questions.  

JanFest Student Payment

JanFest Auxiliary Registration
JanFest Auxiliary Payment

2019 Guest Bands:

  • Newnan High School Symphonic Winds – John S. Erdogan & Chad J. Reynolds, Directors
  • Mill Creek High School Wind Ensemble – Erik Mason & Bridget Wildes, Directors
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Wind Ensemble – Travis W. Kimber, Director
  • McIntosh High School Wind Ensemble – Barbara Baker & Michelle Amosu, Directors
  • North Cobb High School Wind Symphony – Sheldon Frazier & Scott Panell, Directors
  • Jackson County High School Wind Ensemble – Nicholas A. Golding & Matthew A. Tinnell, Directors

2019 Guest Clincians:

2019 JanFest Information:

2019 JanFest Brochure
On Campus Map
JanFest Campus Map
2019 JanFest Hotel Information

2018 JanFest Information:

JanFest 2018 Final Information
JanFest 2018 Schedule of Events

JanFest 2018 Performance Recordings

Honor Concert Winds (Snyder)

Honor Symphonic Band (Hartenberger)

Honor Wind Sympnony (Moorhouse)

Honor Wind Ensemble (Green)

Bushman Band

Mitchell Band

Gilbert Band

Rowser Band

JanFest information will be mailed to band directors in October of each year. If you are a new director to a school, email us at before October 1 to be included in the mailout.

"JanFest” (pioneering band invitational established in 1950) is a four-day event for high school band musicians. Students are nominated for participation by their director by way of this website early in the academic year after receiving the JanFest announcement. UGA Bands staff selects students to participate based on the order of the director’s submission, the instrumentation need of the festival bands, and the reported musical achievements of each student. Typical festival attendance is approximately 1000 students from 130 schools.Directors and other adult chaperones accompany students to Athens for the event.

Directors are responsible for housing and food arrangements for their students.

The festival announcement includes a list of hotel properties in close proximity to the festival site.Students are placed in festival bands on the basis of an initial audition. These bands rehearse several times before a final performance on the final afternoon of the event. Attendees also enjoy several featured performances by guest high school bands and UGA student ensembles, including the UGA Hodgson Wind Ensemble.We’re looking forward to seeing you next winter at JanFest!

For more information regarding JanFest or to update contact information, email Director of Band Festivals Rob Akridge.