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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How do I
enter a festival?
You should contact the music director in
your school. He or she will provide
you with an entry form and tell you the date
and location of the festival that your
school will participate in this year.
A copy of the entry form is also available
by pressing the button below to download a
: Download the entry
2. When and where will the festivals
The festivals occur during April each
Spring. The string festivals are held
on a Friday afternoon and evening. The
band festivals are held all day on a
Saturday. The locations for the next
festivals are shown on the home page.
3. Is it necessary that I have an
A student performing a solo, or students
performing in an ensemble must have an
accompanist if the piece being performed
requires an accompanist. Such a
student without an accompanist may be
allowed to play, but will receive comments
only from the adjudicator and no rating.
A taped accompaniment is acceptable, as long
as the player brings a tape machine to play
the tape, and can operate it himself/herself
or has someone to operate it for him/her.
See your music director for help in finding
an accompanist or press the button below to
see a list of available accompanists.
: Find an accompanist.
4. How much does it cost to participate?
The entry fee to enter the festival
varies somewhat by district, but is about
$10 for a solo and less per person for an
ensemble. Each school collects their
own entry fees, so see your director for the
details. There is also the cost
of an accompanist if you need one.
5. Can I give the judge a photocopy of the
No. The judge must have an original with the
measures numbered. The student may
play from a photocopy, but that photocopy
must be destroyed at the conclusion of the
6. Will the ratings of performances be
posted on this website?
No. The ratings will be posted at
the festival as soon as they are available
after each performance. If you cannot wait
to see your rating at the festival, then
you can get it from your music director the