Bethlehem, Pa

This Sunday, February 23rd, come out and listen to jazz fill the air as 11 high school bands from Pennsylvania and New Jersey kick off the ninth annual showcase at Musikfest Cafe located at ArtsQuest at SteelStacks.

There are two sessions.  The first session will start at noon and the second session begins at 4:00 pm.  The second preliminary round will be held on March 8https://www.steelstacks.orgth starting at 2:00 p.m and the best bands advance to the finals on March 29th at 4:00 p.m.   The competition is a music-in-education program of ArtsQuest and the Moravian College Music Department’s Jazz Studies Program and will be judged by a panel comprised of music educators in front of a live audience.


Sunday’s preliminary rounds feature performances by:

First session, noon

North Penn High School Navy Jazz Band

Warren Hills High School – New Jersey

Phillipsburg High School – New Jersey

Brandywine Heights High School

North Penn High School Columbia Jazz Band


Second session, 4 p.m.

Wilson High School

Easton High School

Saucon Valley High School

Bernards High School – New Jersey

The Hill School

Kutztown High School



Photo courtesy SteelStacks


Musikfest Café is located 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA

Tickets for the preliminary rounds are $7 plus fees and can be purchased on the Steelstacks web site or by calling 610-332-3378.

It is made possible thanks to King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC.