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Post by Carrottopsis » Sat Jan 25, 2003 2:39 am

:?: Our booster org. will be holding our first music festival in four months. Can anyone out their give me some pointers on holding a festival?

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Post by mightyhorn » Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:25 pm

CONCERT FESTIVAL

1) Get stuff out to directors EARLY. We all have to know where, what, etc.
we can't assume that people "just know."
2) MAKE SURE YOUR GUIDES ARE ON TOP OF THINGS. There is nothing
more frustrating for directors than reading "there will be a guide to take
you through the entire day" only to arrive and find no one, or the
even worse group of students talking. Directors are EXTREMELY serious
about festival, as serious a marching band. If there are no guides, tell
them. Also... put up LARGE signs: check in, warm-up, etc.
3) If you sell refreshments, be sure they are reasonably priced. Many
groups can't afford $4.50 for one slice of pizza. When this happens,
kids often go hungry because they didn't bring or didn't plan for
McDonald's.

Hope this helps. When in doubt, think of "If my child were there, what would
I want or expect."

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Music Festivals

Post by mom2five » Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:41 am

We just completed our Solo/Ensemble Festival for the year. I'm the Chair person of the event. I'm not sure what type of music festival you are hosting but what I have found useful is several jobs need a complete job description on a clip board with a schedule for the event. This keeps things running smoothly and will let the worker know what is expected. Runners, warm-up room monitors, and door monitors find the clipboards essential. I bought ours at a dollar store. Check-in and medals sales also need a job description at their location. Also, many big directional signs are a must. Posting the event schedule in every area is also helpful. Hope all goes well! :D

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