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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 Karen Combs and Lynn Wegener, the event has developed into a two-day affair culminating in an exciting performance featuring three bands consisting of over 280 talented high school musicians.

2021 Guest Artists


Robert Harrover, guest artist


Genice Matzke, guest conductor


Andrew Bajorek, guest conductor


Dr. Birch Browning, guest conductor

About the event

December 10 & 11, 2021
Moss Performing Arts Center


  • Multiple honor bands
  • Sectionals
  • Master classes
  • Work with renowned artists
  • Guest soloist
  • Banquet

Contact Information
Dr. Jonathan Hinkle

Best of the West offered as graduate/continuing education credit

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