Students Showcase Musical Talents at Standards Festivals

March 14, 2017 – Hundreds of students from schools across the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) recently performed before an audience and distinguished panel of judges during two special standards festivals.

The first event was the 11th Annual Band and Orchestra Standards Festival held at Frances B. Doré Theatre on the campus of California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB).  Eighteen BCSD schools performed throughout the day, and had the opportunity to receive coaching and critique from the guest judges.  There were two categories of performance groups:  Band ensembles and string ensembles.  Each group received a rating based on their performance. Thirteen of the groups received a Superior rating.

The second event held was the First Annual Junior High/Middle School Choir Standards Festival held at Edward Simonsen Performing Arts Center on the campus of Bakersfield College.  Twelve BCSD schools performed for the audience members and a special panel of judges.  After each performance, one of the judges would join them on stage to give a critique and tips on how to help improve the group’s overall performance.  Four of the groups received a Superior rating.

For more photos of the Orchestra Festival, CLICK HERE.

For more photos of the Choir Festival, CLICK HERE.

Sequoia’s band during their performance.

Sierra’s band during their performance and judge’s review session.

Curran’s band during performance and review session.

Cello player practices in the warm-up room before taking the stage.

Downtown and Sierra mixed choir during performance and judges review.

Compton choir performing and receiving critique from judge.

Emerson choir during a special “sight-reading” session.

Emerson choir performing for the audience and judges.



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