Northwest Jazz Band Festival

  • Mt. Hood Community College will host its 40th Northwest Jazz Band Festival this year!

    The festival features high school and middle school big bands and combos. All ensembles receive constructive feedback from adjudicators and may elect to perform for comments only or ratings. The unique aspect of this festival is that each year, we feature a guest artist and clinician that performs throughout the day for your students and holds clinics that will expose your students to professional insight and knowledge.

    The day culminates with a showcase performance by members of the Mt. Hood Music Program and this year's guest artist, Terell Stafford!

  • Save the Date!

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    The 40th Annual Northwest Jazz Band Festival
    May 5th, 2018

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    Festival Information

    Festival information regarding parking, check-in, clinics, divisions, eligibility, awards, and accommodations.

    Terell Stafford

    Guest Artist

    Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner.



    Bios of these industry professionals who are masters of constructive and useful feedback for your ensembles!



    MHCC's Music Program awards scholarship through the department in addition to the Financial Aid Office.