OrlandoFest Partners with Universal Orlando

By Angie Roberts Harris

Learn, compete, and play!

Students have worked hard throughout the year learning from their skilled music teachers and preparing for competition season! Finding the perfect and educational event is definitely a winner. Throw in a world-class theme park to reward the kids and you have an exceptional winner winner chicken dinner that cant be beat!

Students love OrlandoFest at Universal Studios!

OrlandoFest partners with Universal Orlando Resorts every year to produce an outstanding and educational music festival. On select Saturdays from March through June, student performance groups have the opportunity to participate in the music festival or workshops. This unique competitive and non-competitive music festival includes options for music ensembles from elementary through high school levels. Bands, choirs, orchestras, and percussion ensembles as well as dance, ukulele, and guitar groups are invited to attend the four-month event.

Epic times at Universal Studios!

Where is the festival held?

Concert performances take place in state-of-the-art performing arts centers at several local Orlando high schools located in close proximity to Universal Orlando Resort. Festival weekends conclude with an exciting award ceremony at Universal Orlando.

Talented performers can showcase skills at top-notch performing arts facilities

Performance Workshops

During the two-hour customized workshops, students develop performance skills, enhance individual musicianship, and increase confidence and self-esteem.These fun and educational workshops are offered all year round and open to school- age children:

? Sight reading

? The Daily Superior

? Sound is Everything

? What do you SEE?

? Do you feel what I feel?

? The Judicious Tempo

? Musical Substance vs. Musical Activity

? Giving State Assessment the Edge

What is included?

The festival includes the following:

? Performance evaluated by nationally recognized adjudicators

? Digital recording of your performance and adjudicator comments

? Post-performance clinic conducted by select adjudicator

? OrlandoFest award for each ensemble

? OrlandoFest gift for each director, participant, and chaperone

? High-energy Gala Awards ceremony

? Admission to Universal Orlando Resort

A great weekend trip for your student performance group!

Universally Speaking:

All festival packages include a two or three day park admission to Universal Studios Florida plus Universals Islands of Adventure.Your students will experience the enchanting Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the thrill of Transformers and other movie sets.Festival bands will have the chance to perform in Universal Orlando at the worlds premier movie and TV based theme park.

Students will have a magical time in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Kaleidoscope Adventures

Kaleidoscope has been traveling across the country every year since 1993 with thousands of students.They can create customized itineraries that include transportation, overnight accommodations, meals, and amazing educational and performance opportunities.

Kaleidoscope knows kids! Student group travel is fun and easy with the right partner!

Kaleidoscope is located in the heart of Orlando and they have worked with team Universal for decades. An experienced tour director will know every detail of your itinerary, stay with your group throughout the entire trip, and ensure your spot in Universal’s parade! Kaleidoscope Adventures is synonymous with student group travel and take the time to plan every element of your exciting adventure! 1-800-774-7337.

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