Performance Requirements

Who May Participate

The festival is open to elementary, middle school, junior and senior high school concert bands, and men’s, mixed, treble and women’s choirs. Please, no show choirs or jazz ensembles.

Music selection is at the discretion of the Director. The ensemble director will supply three 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 the performance.

Performance Times

Choral Groups: 15-minute warm-up and 20-minute performance

Instrumental Groups (if applicable, please check availability): 25-minute warm-up and 30-minute performance.

Each ensemble must complete the following in that time period.

  • Set-Up
  • Perform an optional warm-up –  three (3) minutes in length or less
  • Perform two selections of the director’s choice for adjudication
  • Exit the Stage

An organization's stage time begins when the first member of the group enters the stage. Total time on/off stage should not exceed the given time allotment. It is suggested to have no more than a three (3) minute warm-up, which is optional. Two adjudicated selections are not to exceed the time limit, taking into consideration the logistics of set-up and exiting the stage.

AFTER YOUR PERFORMANCE – Please pick up your Conductor’s Scores and comment sheets after your performance. Audio Adjudicator Comments and Recaps will be posted on our website after the Awards Ceremony.

Equipment Provided

Music equipment provided by the festival in the performance area includes:

CHORAL – Step Choral Risers, Piano, One (1) Solo Microphone

INSTRUMENTAL (if applicable, please check availability) – Chairs, stands, four (4) timpani, bass drum, xylophone, chimes, orchestra bells, and one (1) solo microphone. You are required to provide your own mallets, etc. for all percussion.

Six Flags Music Festival asks that you use the equipment on stage. Please do not bring any equipment that you cannot carry. No set-up crew will be provided.