Six Flags Great America

The fun-filled music festival for Concert Choirs!

May 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2016

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


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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 20 minute performance.

Each group should arrive at the park and register at least one hour before their scheduled performance. Upon arrival, directors should register at the registration table located near the front gate. Final instructions will be given 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 Grand Muisc Hall. Warm-up will take place at location to be determined.

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

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.

Each school will receive evaluation for rating only. Each group that receives a superior rating (average score of 90 or higher) will be sent a plaque following their performance.

Recap sheets and adjudicator score sheets will be posted on our website the evening of your performance. Recorded comments will be posted by Monday after your performance.


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

Student $48.00
Adult $33.00

Meal Voucher


Six Flags Great America Season Pass Holder $15.00

We will provide one FREE chaperone ticket for every 20 tickets you purchase. This does not apply to the meal voucher.

The Meal Voucher can be redeemed for one of the following:
  • Pizza slice with salad (or fries where available) and large soft drink
  • Cheeseburger with fries and a large soft drink
  • Jumbo Chili Cheese hot dog with fries and a large soft drink
  • 3 pc. Chicken Strips with fries and a large soft drink
  • Platter with spaghetti, meatballs, Italian bread and a large soft drink
  • Fried chicken leg and breast with mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and a large soft drink

Refunds and Cancellations
If you are utilizing a travel planner, please refer to their information for cancellation guidelines.

In the event it is necessary for a school to withdraw from a Six Flags Music Festival event, a full refund will be issued if cancellation notice is received at least 30 days before the scheduled festival date. Cancellation must be submitted via our website.

Any group that cancels less than 30 days before the festival, but more than 15 days before will be charged a $100 cancellation penalty. All other payments will be returned.

Any group that cancels less than 15 days before the event forfeits all payments made to the Six Flags Music Festival.

If web cancellation is not received according to these guidelines, all applicable cancellation penalties will apply.

Important Notice
If no payments have been received by the 30-Day final payment deadline, your reservation will be canceled and your groups will be dropped from the festival schedule.

Please note:
This policy remains in effect regardless of sudden School Board policy changes or world events. Such circumstances do not negate this policy.

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. Your park tickets will be picked up at this table. Upon arrival, instructions will be given and warm-up/performance times confirmed. Fifteen minutes prior to warm-up, groups will meet their escort who will show them to an area where they may warm-up. Refer to warm-up limits under "Performance Times." All groups will be escorted five minutes prior to scheduled performance time to the Grand Music Hall.

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

To Register

Step 1. Search for your festival date on our website. Select the "Reserve" button for your desired festival. Log in to your FestivalsEdge account and then follow the prompts to complete your reservation.

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Step 2. Finalize your ticket totals in your FestivalsEdge account and submit payment 30 days before your festival. Groups not submitting payment will be dropped from participation. You can continue to adjust your ticket totals until 10 days before the festival. Refunds for any individual cancellations will be issued after the festival.

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