The 33rd Annual UGA Middle School Band Festival: Thursday, December 7 - Saturday, December 9, 2023. The student nomination email was sent at 3:00pm, September 18th. Email Rob Akridge (email@example.com) if you did not receive the email.October 13 - student nomination deadline@October 20 - student acceptances announcedNovember 17 - cancellation deadline MidFest 2023 Guest Bands Richmond Hill Middle School Wildcat Winds, Emery Warnock & Rebecca Maish, directors River Trail Middle School Symphonic Band, Jennifer Compton, director MidFest 2023 Clinicans Dr. Mary Land, Western Michigan UniversityDr. Greg Denson, Cheek Middle School, TexasRoland Ventura, Pinckneyville Middle SchoolAaron Milner, Fairforest Middle School, South CarolinaLeah Williams, Bonaire Middle SchoolTara Melvin, Awtrey Middle SchoolReggie Humphrey, South Forsyth High SchoolAbigail Russom, Cass Middle School MidFest 2023 Information: 2023 MidFest Brochure2023 MidFest Video Submission Instructions2023 MidFest MapUGA School of Music Map2023 MidFest Guest Band Concert Information2023 MidFest PAC Fire & Safety Policy 2022 MidFest Information: 2022 MidFest Schedule of Events2022 MidFest Final Information2022 MidFest Video Submission Instructions2022 MidFest Video Submission Link2022 MidFest Student Payment Link Online Registration opens Monday, September 26Nomination Deadline is Friday, October 14Acceptances published on or around Friday, October 21Cancellation deadline is Friday, November 18Video audition submission due Monday, November 28 Participation fee is $85. Brochure and more details to be published soon. 2021 MidFest Information: 2021 MidFest Final Information2021 MidFest Schedule of Events Yearly MidFest information: MidFest information will be mailed to band directors in September of each year. If you are a new director to a school, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before September 1 to be included in the mailout. "MidFest" (established 1990) is a three-day event for middle school band musicians. Students are nominated for participation by their director by way of this website early in the academic year after receiving the MidFest announcement in the mail. MidFest 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 the 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 four times before a final performance on the final afternoon of the event. Attendees also enjoy several featured performances by guest middle school bands and the UGA Wind Symphony. For more information regarding MidFest or to update contact information, email Director of Band Festivals, Rob Akridge.