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ARCHDIOCESAN CHORAL FESTIVAL

Date:    Thursday, February 6, 2020

Location:  Duchesne High School, 2550 Elm Street, St. Charles, MO  63301

Time:  8:30am - 3:30pm (An email was sent to each director with the schedule of the day)

Entry Fee:  $50 per ensemble.  Ensembles will be registered only after the entry fee is received.

Adjudicators:  Angela Hendrickson - Director of Choirs (retired), Mehlville High School

Dr. James Henry - Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies, University of Missouri - St. Louis

                         Paula Martin - Artistic Director, Kirkwood Children's Chorale; Director of Choirs (retired), Oakville High School

Nicholas Moramarco (clinician only) - Music Program Director, Fontbonne University

Thank you for participating in the Archdiocesan Choral Festival!  When you arrive, Duchesne High School students will direct you through your visit.  Please note your performance time.  You are able to warm up 20 minutes prior to your performance.  If you are able, you are welcome to remain throughout the day to listen to other performances.  However, since the day's schedule is long, please feel free to come and go as needed.  At all times, be aware that the school is in session - quiet, respect, and consideration is very much appreciated.

Note:  Each choral ensemble will have 20 minutes on stage to perform and receive written and recorded comments from our clinicians.  After each choir's performance, choirs will be escorted to a separate rehearsal space for a 20-minute clinic with one of the adjudicators.  Pleas plan accordingly.

  • Each choral ensemble may perform a maximum of three (3) selections.  Choirs will be asked to stop if the allotted performance time of 20 minutes is reached in order to ensure a minimum of 20 minutes for the on-stage clinic.
  • Each choral ensemble will be given a total time allotment of 15 minutes, which includes approaching the stage, performance, and time to leave the stage.  
  • Quality festival music should be selected; "pop" music is not appropriate.
  • Each choral ensemble must provide an original score with numbered measures for two adjudicators.
  • Choral ensembles may use a warm-up room during the 20 minutes immediately preceding their performance.  This includes the time it takes to travel to the performance space after warmup.
  • The festival is evaluative, NOT competitive.  Ensembles will receive a written evaluation form and will be emailed a link to an mp3 recording of comments given by the adjudicators given during the performance.
  • Schools are encouraged to arrive early and/or stay after their performances and clinics to listen to other ensembles.
  • Lunch is not provided, but space is available for dining should schools wish to bring their own lunches and drinks.

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  • ARCHDIOCESAN CHORAL FESTIVAL SET UP & MUSIC SELECTION FORM

    Submission Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2020






  • Equipment Needs





  • First Song

  • Second Song (If applicable)

  • Third Song (if applicable)

ARCHDIOCESAN ELEMENTARY INSTRUMENTAL FESTIVAL

Date:  Sunday, February 23, 2020

Location:  Bishop DuBourg High School / 5850 Eichelberger Street / St. Louis, MO  63109

Time:  9:00 a.m.  - 5:00 p.m. (Times and number of sessions offered is dependent on the number of ensembles registered.)

Entry Fee:  $50 per ensemble.  Ensembles will be registered only after the entry fee has been received.

Registration Deadline:  Friday, December 8, 2019  

Adjudicators:  Linda Huck -  Board of Directors, Missouri Bandmasters Association; Band Director, retired, Farmington School District 

Anna White - Assistant Band Director, Pattonville High School

  • Each ensemble will be given ten (10) minutes of performance time.
  • Choose quality festival music.  Pop music is not appropriate for the festival.
  • Have original scores for each adjudicator to use during your performance. Photocopies are not acceptable.
  • Number the measures of each score.  This helps the adjudicators as they make comments.
  • Students and directors are asked to remain in place until their session is complete.
  • Directors must bring their own stands and can bring their own percussion equipment.  Larger equipment (timpani, bass drum, and xylophones) can be borrowed from Bishop DuBourg High School.
  • The festival will be evaluative, NOT COMPETITIVE.  The evaluation will consist of written comments on an evaluation form and an mp3 recording of comments by the adjudicators given during the performance.
  • The final piece to be performed by all the bands at the end of each session is:  Thunder Bay March by John O'Reilly (Alfred Publishing)

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  • ARCHDIOCESAN ELEMENTARY INSTRUMENTAL FESTIVAL SET UP & MUSIC SELECTION FORM

    Submission deadline: Friday, January 24, 2020




  • Percussion Needs

    The following may be borrowed from Bishop DuBourg HS during the performance.






  • Setup Needs

  • 1st Row

  • 2nd Row

  • 3rd Row

  • 4th Row

  • 5th Row

  • MUSIC SELECTIONS

  • 1st Music Selection

  • 2nd Music Selection (if applicable)

  • 3rd Music Selection (if applicable)

ARCHDIOCESAN SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL FESTIVAL

Date:  Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Location:  St. Dominic High School, 31 St. Dominic Drive, O'Fallon, MO  63366

Time:  8:00 a.m.  - 2:30 p.m. (Directors will receive a schedule and details via email.)

Entry Fee:  $50 per ensemble.  Ensembles will be registered only after the entry fee has been received.

Adjudicators:  Dr. John Bell - Music Director, St. Louis Brass Band; Director, Illinois Ambassadors of Music; Director of Bands emeritus, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

Dr. Gregory C. Fox - Former Assistant Professor of Music and Education, University of Missouri - St. Louis; past conductor, Merry Tuba Christmas; guest conductor, Manchester Community Band

Bob Baumann - Music Director (retired), Kirkwood School District; recipient, 2008-09 SLSMEA Hall of Fame Award; clarinet, Saint Louis Wind Symphony, University City Summer Band.

Ensembles will have 25 minutes on stage to perform and receive written and recorded comments from two clinicians.  After each performance, ensembles will be escorted to a separate rehearsal space for a 25-minute workshop with one of the clinicians who just heard them perform.

  • Each ensemble will be given 25 minutes to set up, tune up, perform, and take down.
  • There will be a room available for warming up.  Each ensemble may use the warm-up room the 20 minute period prior to their performance.
  • A short warm-up number is permissible and will not be adjudicated.
  • Each ensemble may perform a maximum of three (3) selections.
  • Choose quality festival music.  Pop music is not appropriate for the festival.
  • Have original scores for each adjudicator to use during your performance. Photocopies are not acceptable.
  • Number the measures of each score.  This helps the adjudicators as they make comments.
  • Ensembles are welcome to listen to other schools perform, either before or after their ensemble’s performance.
  • St. Dominic High School will provide large percussion equipment and stands.
  • The festival will be evaluative, NOT COMPETITIVE.  The evaluation will consist of written comments on an evaluation form and an mp3 recording of comments by the adjudicators given during the performance.

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  • ARCHDIOCESAN SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL FESTIVAL SET UP & MUSIC SELECTION FORM

    Submission deadline: Friday, January 24, 2020




  • Percussion Needs

    The following may be borrowed from St. Dominic HS during the performance.







  • Setup Needs

    Stands will be provided on stage for the performances and in the clinics, but not in the warm-up room.
  • 1st Row

  • 2nd Row

  • 3rd Row

  • 4th Row

  • 5th Row

  • MUSIC SELECTIONS

  • 1st Music Selection

  • 2nd Music Selection (if applicable)

  • 3rd Music Selection (if applicable)

ARCHDIOCESAN JAZZ FESTIVAL

Date:  Thursday, March 5, 2020

Location:  DeSmet Jesuit High School / 233 N. New Ballas Road / St. Louis, MO  63141

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (An email with the schedule and details will be sent to all directors.)

Entry Fee:  $50 per ensemble.  Ensembles will be registered only after the entry fee has been received.

Adjudicators:  

Jeffrey Barudin, DMA -  Associate Professor of Music, Lindenwood University

Miles Vandiver - Jazz Drum Set Instructor/Dir. of Music Business Program/Coordinator of Recording Activities, Southern Illinois State University - Edwardsville

Bob Waggoner - Director, Genesis Jazz Project Big Band; St. Louis Music Educators Hall of Fame; MOIAJE Jess Cole Award (2004) for Outstanding Contributions to Jazz Education

Each jazz ensemble will have 25 minutes on stage to perform and receive written and recorded comments from two clinicians.  After each performance, ensembles will be escorted to a separate rehearsal space for a 25-minute workshop with one of the clinicians who just heard them perform.

  • Each ensemble will be given 25 minutes to set up, tune up, perform, and take down.
  • Each ensemble may perform a maximum of three (3) selections.
  • A short warm-up number is permissible and will not be adjudicated.
  • Each ensemble will perform on stage.
  • All ensembles will use a standard jazz band set-up.
  • Ensembles are welcome to listen to other schools perform either before or after their ensemble's performance.
  • Ensembles should dress uniformly and look nice and neat.
  • Choose quality jazz band music.  Improvisation is strongly encouraged.
  • Number the measures of each score for the adjudicators.
  • There will be an available room for warming up.  Each ensemble may use the warm-up room the 20 minute period prior to their performance.
  • The festival will be evaluative, NOT COMPETITIVE.  Ensembles will receive a written evaluation form and an mp3 recording of comments made by the adjudicators during the performance.

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  • ARCHDIOCESAN JAZZ FESTIVAL SET UP & MUSIC SELECTION FORM

    Submission deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020




  • Percussion Needs

    The following may be borrowed from DeSmet HS during the performance. Contact Mike Karpowicz directly at mkarpowicz@desmet.org if you need congas, timbale, vibraphone or a second guitar amp.





  • Setup Needs

    All ensembles will use a standard jazz band setup.
  • 1st Row

  • 2nd Row

  • 3rd Row

  • 4th Row

  • 5th Row

  • MUSIC SELECTIONS

  • 1st Music Selection

  • 2nd Music Selection (if applicable)

  • 3rd Music Selection (if applicable)

ARCHDIOCESAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SONG FESTIVAL

 

Public performance is an excellent means of training young people in self-possession, poise, attention, and respect.  This cooperative, non-competitive festival emphasizes enjoyment and cooperation rather than competition.  Certificates of Participation will be given to each school, along with a constructive evaluation.

 

Festival start times vary depending on the host location; refer to your confirmation email for your performance site, date, and time.

  • Schools will be notified of the date and location of their choirs' performance location after their entry fees have been received and before Christmas Break.
  • Performing choirs should not be comprised of picked singers but should be comprised of all the students in 1st, 2nd, or 1st & 2nd Grade.
  • Any song may be used, but should stem from classroom singing.
  • Please consider the National Standards, and age appropriate musical skills when choosing your selections.
  • The time allotment for each choir must not exceed six (6) minutes.  So that everyone may return to their schools on time, the time limit must be followed.
  • No individual or school is allowed to leave before the end of their performance location's festival.
  • The opening song (1st verse of "America") and closing song (3 verses of Mark Friedman's "Make a Joyful Noise"), to be learned by everyone and performed as a combined Song Fest group, was emailed with the location site information.

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  • ARCHDIOCESAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SONG FESTIVAL - SONG SELECTION FORM

    Submission Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020




  • Equipment Needs




  • First Song

  • Second Song (If Applicable)

  • Third Song (If Applicable)