7 & 8 Festival

Champlain Valley Grade 7 and 8 District III

Serving the students in the 7th & 8th Grade music programs at:

A.D. Lawton School, Browns River Middle School, Camel’s Hump Middle School, Charlotte Central School, Christ the King School, Colchester Middle School, Edmunds Middle School, Essex Middle School, F.H. Tuttle Middle School, Hinesburg Community School, Hunt Middle School, Lake Champlain Waldorf School,  Shelburne Community School, Vermont Commons School, Vermont Day School, Williston Central School, Westford School, and Winooski Middle School.

Our Philosophy

The Champlain Valley Grade 7 and 8 District III Music Festival’s purpose is to support a quality musical experience outside of our home schools by offering participation in balanced music performing groups.

The Festival will be open to 7th & 8th grade students from participating schools’ performing groups.

Band Auditions for 2024 Festival



9:00 a.m.

2023 Festival Conductors

Band – Mark Alpizar

Strings –  Kathleen Kono

Chorus – Stefanie Weigand

Accompanist: TBD




Middle School Festival Rehearsals & Concert
February 2-3, 2024 (snow date: February 9-10, 2024
Location: AD Lawton School
Concert: Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Jazz Festival Rehearsal & Concert
Date: (TBD) April 5, 2024
Concert: TBD
Location: Brown's River Middle School

2023 High School Band Festival Rehearsals & Concert
Date: October 27-28, 2023
Location: Essex High School
Concert: Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Auditions: Wednesday, October 4 (by appt.) at Winooski High School

2024 High School Choral Festival Rehearsals & Concert
Date: January 25-26, 2024
Location: TBD
Concert: Friday at 7:00 p.m.