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Stanislaus County Office of Education
Public Invited to Stanislaus County Music Festival

Community members are invited to attend the Stanislaus County Music Festival on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Modesto Junior College Auditorium with performances by the honor choir, honor orchestra, and honor band. There is no charge for admission.

The Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Stanislaus County Music Educators Association sponsor this annual event.  Students from the following local schools are slated to participate: 

High School:  Beyer, Central Valley, Ceres, Connecting Waters, Enochs, Gregori, Hughson, Johansen, Modesto, Oakdale, Patterson, Pitman, Riverbank, Turlock and Waterford.

Junior High/Middle School: Cesar Chavez Junior High, Dutcher Middle, Glick Middle, Great Valley Academy, La Loma Junior High, Mae Hensley Junior High, Mark Twain Junior High, Oakdale Junior High, Prescott Junior High, Roosevelt Junior High, Ross Middle, Savage Middle, Somerset Middle, Turlock Junior High and Ustach Middle.

Performances will take place:

  • Friday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. Honor Choir - high school and junior high school
  • Saturday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. Honor Orchestra - high school and junior high school
  • Saturday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. Honor Band - high school and junior high school 

Each year, outstanding guest conductors work with an honor band, choir, and orchestra (band and orchestra students must audition) to prepare for the performances.  Students learn the music and rehearse together. This year’s guest conductors include Tami Spurgeon, Junior High Honor Choir; Alex Simon, High School Honor Choir; Anne Martin, Junior High Honor Orchestra; Dr. Elisha Wells, High School Honor Orchestra; Jim Mazzaferro, Junior High Honor Band; and Dr. Matthew Morse, High School Honor Band.

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