Next year the anticipation is high for Show Choirs from all over the United States who will be traveling to Orlando to take part in the OrlandoFest President’s Day Show Choir Spectacular. This premiere event will take place at the Universal Orlando Resort February 14-17, 2014. OrlandoFest has been recognized as Central Florida’s best performing arts music festival, and is a music festival/competition offering elementary, middle school, junior high and senior high school performance ensembles the chance to showcase their musical talents on stage before adjudicators who are leaders in the music industry. What better way to kick off your show choir season than to participate in this outstanding festival in Orlando, Florida?
Show choirs are better than they have ever been and are looking for even more ways to challenge themselves and be challenged through competition. Each year when February rolls around show choirs from all over are competing even harder for the recognition and the hardware. Sets are much more elaborate, arrangements more intricate and the format of show choir is more complex than it has ever been before. The number of truly great groups is also increasing and with that comes a greater challenge for everyone involved. “Swing choirs” of the past have now added rhinestones and sequins and more intricate choreography to transition into the “Show Choirs” of today. There are plenty of choices for local and regional competitions, but the time has come for a competition that will allow groups to measure themselves and their performance at a national level early in the season.
Inspired by the hit TV show, GLEE, there has been a tremendous resurgence of show choirs all around the world with inspiration to compete and perform at the highest level. Choral Directors, whether they wish to admit it or not, owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the producers of this show for reintroducing this style of performance and for helping show choir students feel a greater acceptance by the general public. With the popularity of this show, as well as SMASH, and many recent hit movie musicals, starring celebrated stars of stage and screen, it is now considered “cool” to sing outside of the comfort of your own shower.
The OrlandFest President’s Day Show Choir Spectacular will allow show choirs to participate in either a competitive or non-competitive music festival performance, including a post-performance evaluation by national recognized show choir adjudicators. Besides your performance, the weekend will include an exciting schedule of events, combining the adventure, fun and excitement of the Universal Orlando Resort’s two theme parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Plus, each participating show choir will receive a DVD video recording of their performance and an awards ceremony including soloist awards, best show choir, and more.
Kaleidoscope Adventures is proud to be a part of this brand new Spectacular. Our team has delivered thousands of performance, education and fun adventure tours to high school and middle school student groups throughout North America. With over a century of combined experience in the group travel industry, our expert team includes Certified Travel Industry Specialists (certified through the American Bus Association) and Certified Student Travel Planners (certified through the Student & Youth Travel Association) who have backgrounds as former teachers, music educators, group travel professionals and performers. Our team will work hard to ensure your tour is everything you hoped for and more. We look forward to working with you and your show choir to plan a complete trip to Orlando that will create memories that will last a lifetime. Are you up for the challenge? When your group is ready for a performance tour like no other, give Kaleidoscope Adventures a call!