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ABODA ES/JRH State Band Festival 5/10
Tuesday, May 10th at 8:00am AZ Time
Online sale ends: 05/10/16 at 7:00am AZ Time
MCC Performing Arts Center
1520 S. Longmore
Mesa, AZ 85202
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Welcome to the ES/JHS State Concert Festival being held at Mesa Community College in our new Performing Arts Center!  

Information on our location


1833 W. Southern Ave

Mesa AZ 85202

Major Cross Streets –Southern and Longmore

Student Drop off and Arrival

Buses are to enter and park on the East Side of the MCC PAC parking lot. You'll see directions at the bottom of this page. Directors should proceed to the Green Room upon arrival for check-in. After check-in, you will be assigned a host that will assist you with any needs you may have.

Registration and Check-In

Directors should go to the 2nd floor Music Library for check-in. This is located at the top of the stairs in the lobby. Please be sure to bring scores, announcer’s sheets as well as seating charts for your ensemble(s). They should be clearly labeled, as well as phonetic spellings for the names of your pieces and their composers to assist the announcer. Extra forms will be available at registration, but to expedite the process, it would be appreciated if they were already filled out prior to arrival. After this, you will be introduced to your host who will help you navigate the campus for your performance.


The warm-up room will be the Green Room. There will be no percussion in this room and a limited number of music stands. You are welcome to have your percussion use their own equipment here if you’d like.


It is about a 2 minute move from warm-up to the performance stage. The MCC PAC is located directly down the hall from the Green Room.   Please assist in set-up of stage. We do not want there to be a shortage of chairs/stands when your ensemble enters the stage. If you do not want the podium on stage, just let us know and we will remove it for you before your performance. Once you are ready to perform, let the announcer know so he may introduce your ensemble. When you are done with your performance, please be sure to collect all of your percussion equipment so your host can escort you to the clinic room.


The clinic will take place in the Instrumental Room.  There should be enough chairs/stands present for your ensemble, but should you be short of anything, please let one of the student helpers in the room know and they will try to accommodate you as best they can. After you have finished with your clinic, your host will either take you back to your buses or back to the PAC Hall. Remember, no equipment may be stored in the lobby of the PAC.

Director’s Packets 

Packets will be available after all of the materials have been collected and your scores have been tabulated. Please be patient with the judges and volunteers as this may take some time. A fair estimate is about 30 minutes after you have completed clinic. We will try to be as efficient and as accommodating as possible. Please make sure to check with Dennis Smith regarding festival payment. If your registration fees have not been paid, you will not be permitted to look at your festival packet, including judges comment sheets, composite ratings, CDs or plaque. In addition to this, your overall score will not be posted. When fees have been paid, your festival packet will be sent to you.


Basic festival percussion equipment will be available to you in the PAC Hall as well as the clinic room. If you have any special percussion needs, please email ashleyjpeters@yahoo.com prior to the event. His direct number is 480-468-3388 if you'd rather text or call. Ashley can make arrangements to have it in the hall for your performance. Once again, no equipment may be stored in hallways or the PAC lobby and must stay with you at all times or on buses or an equipment truck.

Percussion provided:
• Four (4) Timpani - “32, “29, “26, “23 • One Bass Drum
• One Xylophone
• One 4.3 Marimba
• One Vibraphone
• One Orchestral Bells
• One Chimes
• One Piano (available if needed)  You will need to provide everything else. 

Listening to Groups

You are encouraged to listen to as many groups as possible. Please be respectful to the judges and the groups on stage when entering and exiting the performance hall, as well as during performances. Entrance to the hall will be limited to breaks between ensembles. Please do not enter or exit the hall while a group is performing. Instruments should be stored on the buses prior to coming into the PAC. Please do not bring any food, gum or drink into the PAC. We would like to be able to use this facility in future years and your cooperation in keeping the PAC clean is very important.




During the event, you will have access to the restrooms in the lobby of the PAC as well as those in the hallway of the Fine Arts Building. They are adjacent to the band room and green room. Your host will be happy to show you where they are if you need. We ask that you do not change clothes in the restrooms.  


I do hope this answers most of your questions to make your festival day less stressful. If you have any additional questions please feel free to email ashleyjpeters@yahoo.com prior to the event. His direct number is 480-468-3388 if you'd rather text or call.

I look forward to seeing you all at MCC’s PAC!

Congratulations once again on your qualification for the 2016 ABODA State Concert Festival!

PS Please let your students know about our FREE summer band camp May 31-June 10.



Dr. Robert Hunter
Director of Instrumental Music
Mesa Community College
Office 480.461.7884

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8:00am to 4:00pm
Doors open at 8:00am

RSVP: $0.00

All Ages

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