Western PA Instrumental Festival
March 1, 2019
The Instrumental Festival is a full-day performance and educational event held in Western PA. Students participate in a day-long rehearsal and then perform in an evening concert. Selected music for the festival is made available to participating schools prior to the event. The schedule will be established by the event chairperson. Students in grades 5-12 from ACSI member schools may participate. The specific number of students per school may be limited if necessary at the discretion of the chairperson. The fee per entry is $10.00, with a maximum participation fee per school of $160.00.
Please complete the Spring Events Registration Form with the $60 school registration fee by October 31, 2018.
2018/2019 Coordinator Resources
Once registration has closed, the coordinator listed on your registration form will receive preparation details, including the passwords for the resources.
|Instrumental Festival Coordinator Handbook||Instrumental Festival Musician Questionnaire|
|Instrumental Festival Student Fee Form||Instrumental Festival Musician Roster Form|
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