EVENT DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016
Registration: Online Nomination, Band Nomination, Choir Nomination
Participants: Advanced band and choir middle school students selected through director nomination
Objective: HonorFest is an opportunity for advanced middle school musicians to work with a clinician in a large ensemble. The HonorFest bands and choirs will rehearse during the morning and afternoon, and conclude with a performance in the early evening.
Middle Level HonorFest has been a part of Vandercook's Outreach Program for over 15 years, starting as an honor band for middle school and junior high students, and over the years expanding to include over 300 students participating from 30-35 schools. It's a great event for the start of the school year to motivate students and give them a positive experience. Typically, rehearsals for the HonorFest ensembles start at 9:00 a.m., break for lunch at 12:00 p.m., and conclude with a concert at 3:30 p.m., in which family and friends are enouraged to attend.
To nominate students, directors should fill out a nomination form, linked above. Completed nomination forms should be received no later than Friday, September 9, 2016.
Following the registration deadline, we will let you know which students have been selected and provide you with final festival information. Please note: due to the increasing number of students nominated, it is likely we will not be able to select everyone this year. Please make sure to list your nominated students in priority order. Participating schools will be notified of final accepted rosters by Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Following selection of the Middle Level HonorFest bands and choirs, a $40 per student participation fee is due no later than Friday, September 23, 2016. Please pay for all students on one school-printed check or purchase order. A credit card payment is also accepted. Please do not send personal checks or individual student payments. Make all checks out to VanderCook College of Music.
Fees cannot be refunded once student is selected, so please nominate wisely. This fee includes a performance t-shirt and lunch. Music will be issued on the day of the festival.
Return completed form and payment to:
VanderCook College of Music
Attn: Justin Kvedaras - MLHF
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
If you wish to fax your submission, the number is (312) 225-5211.
If you have any questions, please contact Justin Kvedaras at (312) 788-1141 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.