At Great East Music Festivals, your students have the opportunity to perform in an educational atmosphere. Our events are non-competitive music festivals that are tailored for musical organizations of all sizes, grades, and ability levels. Performances can be scheduled for:
Concert Band┃Wind Ensemble┃Orchestra┃Jazz Band
Concert Choir┃Select Choir┃Show Choir┃A Capella
Small Ensembles (vocal or instrumental)
After your performance, one of your adjudicators will join you on stage to hold a short clinic, followed by an award presentation. Once you have received your plaque, your group(s) are off to the amusement park of your choice!
The centerpiece of Great East Music Festivals is the mini-clinic we provide after your group’s performance. Two adjudicators are provided for each festival performance – one with instrumental experience and one with a choral background. Following the performance, one adjudicator will work directly with the group for about 5-7 minutes. The second judge will make the award presentation as well as offer additional comments.
Our judges are music educators currently teaching in public schools or at the college level; others are recently retired. All have extensive backgrounds as guest conductors, adjudicators and clinicians and are well-respected by their peers.
We ask our judges to take into consideration rehearsal schedules for the performance groups. Even though Great East Music Festivals is a non-competitive setting, your group will receive recorded comments as well as score sheets.
It is our hope that you and your students leave with a sense of well-being and accomplishment!
Every group that participates in our music festivals will receive a Great East Music Festivals plaque. Each performance is rated on a points system, the total of which will equate to a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal. Participation awards are given only to those groups not wishing to be adjudicated, but still wish to receive comments.