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Festival Dates

April 26-27 and May 10-11, 2024

 

Open to high school, middle school/junior high orchestras, bands, and choral groups.

 

REGISTRATION:

The registration fee for each performing group is $100.00. THERE IS A MINIMUM OF 25 PERFORMERS PER GROUP. Special arrangements can be made for smaller groups. Contact Chip for details. Festival performances are at the beautiful Majestic Ballroom. We are limited to 15 groups at the Majestic for Festival Performances so reserve your spot TODAY!!

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Performances - I will contact each director with specific times.
Here is a link to a Seating Chart Generator for Band and Orchestra - www.bgreco.net/band/ 
6:00 PM - Captain Jack’s Seafood Buffet - Thomas Road Location
7:30 PM - Dave and Buster’s
Saturday
9:00 AM - Breakfast at Captain Jack’s - Front Beach Location 
10:30 AM - Park Opens
12:00 PM - Lunch at Shipwreck Island
4:30 PM - Park Closes
7:00 PM - Luau Meal at Shipwreck Island
8:00 PM - Luau Show Followed by Awards

 

PACKAGE PRICES:

$200 for performers and $180 for non-performers. Directors are complimentary.
Includes performance venue, adjudication, on stage clinic, festival T-shirt, Luau, Awards, and meals at Captain Jack’s and Shipwreck Island. 
Additional activities and meals can be arranged for an additional fee.

DAY TRIPS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY WITH OR WITHOUT FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE AND SATURDAY WITH OPTIONAL PERFORMANCE OPTIONS. CONTACT CHIP TO WORK OUT DETAILS.

LODGING and TRANSPORTATION:

The Festival does not provide transportation or lodging. Debbie Baker is our travel partner and can assist with lodging and transportation. She can be reached at 404-457-3828 or at debbie@americantravelconsulting.com.

 

REFUND POLICY:
The Panama City Beach Music Festival has operated for over 40 years because we believe in customer service. Our festival is the best value available for student travel!
We have a 100% refund policy! We ask that you do everything possible to avoid cancellations, but in the event an emergency arises, we will honor our policy.
This only applies to our festival package fee. Please note the policies of your travel and lodging providers.

 

PERFORMANCE PROCEDURE:

Groups should arrive a half hour prior to their time on stage. Your group will warm up on stage. Adjudicators will not be present during your warm up. Each group will have 20 minutes on stage. Groups should perform literature appropriate for an educational festival. Groups will perform two pieces. One of our adjudicators will give a brief wrap up on stage after your performance. Please bring three (3) sets of scores for the judges to the registration desk upon arrival.

 

Changing rooms are available at the performance facility, but limited to availability.

 

ADJUDICATION:

Each group should select to enter for competition & rating, rating only, or comments only. Our Rubric and Scoring Sheets are scaled from Superior (90-100), Excellent  (75-89), and Good (60-74).

 

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED:

Instrumental groups:

Three timpani, chimes, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, concert bass drum with stand, podium, music stands and chairs are provided. (not provided – bells or other percussion equipment)

 

Choral groups:

Choral risers, a digital piano with weighted keys, and a PA system with microphones will be provided. Playback equipment is available for groups with recorded accompaniment. Please have your accompaniment on a FLASH DRIVE.

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