This is an opportunity for your music program to receive a year-end assessment and constructive suggestions from an outside panel of experienced instrumental and choral educators. These master teachers evaluate hundreds of ensembles throughout the spring, giving them an unique perspective. Whether presenting a new concept or reinforcing the basics you instruct every day, this feedback can have an impact on the musical growth of your students.
Advocacy is increasingly vital to the life of the school music programs. The recognition award earned from a festival performance is a positive representation of the value your community places on music education.
Along with achieving your educational goals, a year-end festival performance can provide motivation to your students for musical growth beyond the final concert presentation. An annual festival trip is a reward that also helps with recruitment and retention in your program.