Fine Arts Education

ARCHDIOCESAN CHORAL FESTIVAL


ARCHDIOCESAN ELEMENTARY INSTRUMENTAL FESTIVAL

Date:  Sunday, February 24, 2019

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

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (See your confirmation email for ensembles' specific performance times.)

Entry Fee:  $50 per ensemble

Each ensemble will be allowed ten (10) minutes of playing 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 until their session is complete.
  • Directors must bring their own stands and can bring their own percussion equipment.  Larger equipment, like 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 comments on an evaluation form and a CD recording of comments made by the adjudicators during the performance.
  • The final all-band selection is American Spirit by John Higgins (Hal Leonard Essential Elements 2000).  See your confirmation email for which ensembles will perform the percussion parts.
  • All performers and their directors must remain in the gym during the other bands' performances.

ARCHDIOCESAN SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL FESTIVAL

Date:  Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Location:  St. Dominic High School

Time:  8:00 a.m.  - 2:30 p.m. (Refer to your confirmation email for the schedule of ensembles' specific performance times.)

Registration Fee:  $50 per ensemble

Ensembles will have 20 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 20-minute workshop with one of the clinicians who just heard them perform.

  • Each ensemble will be given 20 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 a CD recording of comments by the adjudicators given during the performance.

ARCHDIOCESAN JAZZ FESTIVAL

Date:  Thursday, March 7, 2019

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

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Times will be made definite when the number of participating ensembles becomes known.)

Entry Fee:  $50 per ensemble

Each jazz ensemble will have 20 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 20-minute workshop with one of the clinicians who just heard them perform.

  • Each ensemble will be given 20 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 a CD recording of comments made by the adjudicators during the performance.
  • The following equipment will be available for use:  drum set, amps, piano, chairs and stands, one microphone for soloist, and vibraphone        

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  • ARCHDIOCESAN JAZZ FESTIVAL MUSIC SELECTION FORM

    Submission deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019






  • EQUIPMENT NEEDS

    The following may be borrowed from DeSmet Jesuit HS during the performance.





  • SETUP NEEDS

    All ensembles will use a standard jazz band setup.
  • 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.

  • 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 and closing songs to be learned by everyone was sent with the confirmation email.

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  • ARCHDIOCESAN ELEMENTARY SONG FESTIVAL SONG SELECTION FORM

    Submission deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019






  • Equipment Needs




  • First Song

  • Second Song (if applicable)

  • Third Song (if applicable)