The fun-filled music festival for concert choirs !

May 14, 2010

Six Flags Great Adventure Music Festival For High School, Junior High, Middle School and Elementary Choirs

 

What You Should Know Before You Go

Who May Participate
The festival is open to elementary, middle school, junior and senior high school men's, mixed, treble and women's choirs. Please, no show choirs.

Performance Times
15-minute warm-up and 15-minute performance.

Each group should arrive at the park and register between 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM only. Upon arrival, directors should register at the registration table located near the front gate. Final instructions and an escort will be assigned.

During the performance, each group may perform two selections of contrasting style, an optional warm-up may be performed not to exceed three minutes in length.

Performance Facilities
Performances will take place in the Showcase Theater. Each ensemble will have a 15 minute warm-up in the Theater prior to their performance.

Adjudicators
At this time*, the following adjudicators are scheduled for the 2010 Six Flags Music Festival.

  • Devin Mariman - Adjunct Associate Professor at Westminster Choir College

  • Fred Irwin - Professor of Music & Associate Director of Choirs at William Patterson University

  • Anita Gatti - Retired Choral Director from Bordentown Regional High School, NJ

*Please note that these adjudicators are not guaranteed and the panel may be changed, without notice, at any time.

Music Requirements
Selections are at the discretion of the director. The ensemble director will supply three sets of original scores for the adjudicated selections. Accompaniment tapes are NOT permitted. Due to liability and insurance, Six Flags cannot grant special requests for electrical and lighting needs during performances.

Dress
There are no special dress requirements.
Each director must decide what is appropriate.
Dressing facilities are NOT available.

 

Equipment Provided
Equipment provided by Six Flags at the festival site:

  • Microphone
  • Piano
  • Step choral risers

We ask that you use the equipment provided. Please do not bring any equipment you cannot carry. No setup crew will be provided. Judges tapes will be provided by Six Flags.

Awards
Each school will receive a participation award. The trophy, score sheets and adjudicator tapes will be given to each group immediately after their performance.

Festival Fees
Student fees include adjudication fee and admission to the park. All tickets must be purchased through the festival office.

Student $43.00
Adult $31.00
Six Flags Great Adventure Season Pass Holder. $12.00

We will provide one FREE chaperone ticket for every 10 tickets you purchase.

Refunds and Cancellations
Upon receipt of written notification of cancellation by April 18, Six Flags Music Festival will refund the cost of tickets purchased. After April 18, 2010 NO refunds will be made.


Once You're at the Festival

Schedule of the Day's Activities
Upon arrival, directors should proceed to Six Flags Music Festival registration table located at the entrance to the park. Upon arrival, instructions will be given and warm-up/performance times confirmed. Fifteen minutes prior to warm-up, groups will meet their escort in front of the Showcase Theater. Groups will have 15 minutes to warm-up and 15 minutes to perform.
After performances, groups will be back into the park.

Remember: to have three sets of original scores, (not photocopied scores) with measures numbered consecutively. Music, tapes and adjudication forms will be available immediately after your performance.


To Register

Step 1. Fill out the Registration Form and return it along with a $55.00 registration fee. Enter each group under your direction on a separate application. If other groups from your school are attending, they must apply separately.


Payment Authorization Form

Step 2. Use the separate Ticket Order Form that you will receive with your directors kit to mail the balance of your payment before April 18, 2010 to ensure participation. You will receive the performance schedule and additional information after we receive final payment. Park tickets will be picked up at Registration the day of your event.


Payment Authorization Form


QUESTIONS?
For additional information contact us at:
1-800-323-0974
E-mail: info@edprog.com
www.educationalprograms.com