Rules, Guidelines, and Register

Entry deadline: Friday, February 22 @ 11:45 PM

  1. This festival is for students who sing and/or play traditional band and orchestra instruments. We cannot accommodate piano, guitar, or other non-traditional school instruments (harp, bagpipes, kazoo, etc.).

  1. The cost of the festival is $17.00 for the first student (solo) and $5.00 for each additional student (ensemble) per performance. Entry fees are paid by credit card at time of registration. Entry fees are non-refundable.

  1. Ensembles with 10 or more students will be assigned an additional and adjacent time slot (12 minutes total) and be charged an additional $12.00. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Only credit cards will be accepted for payment, no checks. At the end of your online entry, you will be asked for credit card information, so please have a credit card ready when completing the online entry form.

  1. Students are allowed to participate in a maximum of three separate performances.

  1. Shortly after the registration deadline (Friday Feb. 22) and your payment has been received, you will receive an email inviting you to a Signup Genius page to choose your time slot.

  1. Our schedule is very tight. You are allowed a maximum of 5 minutes for your performance. The judges won't mind if you edit/shorten your performance to less than 5 minutes.

  1. Piano accompaniments are encouraged but not required. If you are using an accompanist, please communicate with him/her about your performance time. Also, many accompanists play for multiple entries. Please check with your accompanist when scheduling your time slot. Accommodations cannot be made for accompanist conflicts.

  1. The online entry deadline is Friday, February 22 at 11:45 PM. If you miss the deadline an overflow room will be available the day of the festival. The overflow room will be filled on a first come basis.

  1. Solos, etudes, and ensembles written exclusively for the student’s instrument/voice are recommended. Please avoid performing "pop" music.

  1. Students will receive a rating of I to V - I being superior and V indicating that the student is unprepared.

  1. Every student participating in the festival will receive a complimentary participation medal. Students earning a superior rating (I) will receive a gold medal, those earning an excellent rating (II) will receive a silver medal, and all others will receive a bronze medal.