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Best of the West Music Festival

Best of the West Music Festival began as a one-day event in 2000 when 40 high school seniors joined the Colorado Mesa University Wind Symphony for a spectacular concert. Since that time, thanks to the generous support of Stephen Boelter and Karen Combs, the event has developed into a two-day affair culminating in an exciting performance with a world premiere and featuring three bands consisting of over 280 talented high school musicians.


About the event

December 8–10, 2016
Moss Performing Arts Center


  • Three bands
  • Sectionals
  • Master classes
  • Work with renowned artists
  • Guest Composer
  • Newly Commissioned Work
  • Guest Soloist
  • Colorado Mesa Faculty Recital
  • Banquet

Contact Information
Dr. Calvin Hofer

Best of the West offered as graduate/continuing education credit


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