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Festival of Music at Cedar Point
Due to COVID-19, Festival of Music will not operate in 2021.
We look forward to bringing Festival of Music back in 2022. Please check back with us on August 1, 2021 for additional updates and information.
Cedar Point’s Festival of Music provides band, orchestra and choral students the opportunity to perform on-site at Cedar Point. All groups will perform on-site allowing your students more time to play in the park and less travel for your group. Adjudicators listen, evaluate and comment on your group’s performance. Each school will receive a participation award with a rating. Festival of Music is open to all elementary, middle and senior high school instrumental and choral groups.
Admission & Fees
Student fees include both admission to Cedar Point for the day and the festival adjudication fee. Enjoy the competition, rides and more!
Adults can enjoy all the thrills of watching the musical competition for part of the day and all the excitement of the park before and after!
The festival is open to elementary, middle school, junior and senior high school Concert Bands, Full Orchestras, String Orchestras, Men's, Mixed, Treble and Women's choirs. Please, no Jazz Ensembles or Show choirs.
At Cedar Point’s toll booth, the bus driver will receive a receipt ticket that can be exchanged at Guest Services for one bus driver courtesy admission ticket. The original toll booth receipt and their valid CDL are required for the courtesy ticket exchange. Only one bus driver ticket per bus is issued and is only valid on the day the bus arrives (date on the receipt).
Prices, hours, dates, schedules and policies are subject to change without notice. Visit cedarpoint.com for the most up-to-date park information
Choral Groups: Choral Groups will have 15 minutes to warm-up and 15 minutes to perform. Total time on stage must not exceed 30 minutes.
Instrumental Groups: Instrumental Groups will have 25 minutes to warm-up and 25 minutes to perform. Total time on stage must not exceed 25 minutes.
Groups will perform between 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Each group should arrive at the park and register at least one hour before their scheduled performance time. Upon arrival, directors should register at the registration table located near the front gate. Final instructions and an escort will be assigned.
During the performance, each group may perform two selections of contrasting style, an optional warm-up may be performed not to exceed three minutes in length.
Choral performances will take place at the Jack Aldrich Theatre. Performances will include a total of 30 minutes on-stage. Groups have 15 minutes to warm-up and 15 minutes to perform. Total time on stage must not exceed 30 minutes.
Instrumental performances will take place at the Convention Center. Groups will have 25 minutes to warm-up followed by 25 minutes to perform in the Convention Center.
Selections are at the discretion of the director. The ensemble director will supply two (2) sets of original scores for the adjudicated selections. Due to liability and insurance, Cedar Point cannot grant special requests for electrical and lighting needs during performances.
There are no special dress requirements.
Each director must decide what is appropriate.
Dressing facilities are NOT available.
If you are utilizing a travel planner, please refer to their information for cancellation guidelines.
In the event it is necessary for a school to withdraw from the Cedar Point Festival of Music, a full refund will be issued if cancellation is received at least 30 days before the scheduled festival date. Cancellation must be submitted via our website.
Any group that cancels less than 30 days before the festival, but more than 15 days before will be charged a $100 cancellation penalty.
Any group that cancels less than 15 days before the event forfeits all payments made to the Cedar Point Festival of Music.
If web cancellation is not received according to these guidelines, all applicable cancellation penalties will apply.
If no payment has been received by the 30-Day payment deadline, your reservation will be canceled and your groups will be dropped from the festival schedule.
This policy remains in effect regardless of sudden School Board policy changes or world events. Such circumstances do not negate this policy.
Step choral risers
CD Playback for pre-recorded accompaniment
1 set of concert bells
We ask that you use the equipment provided. Please do not bring any equipment you cannot carry. No setup crew will be provided.
Each school will receive a participation award. The award will be given to each group immediately after their performance. Score Sheets and judges comments will be posted on our website within 24 hours of your performance.
Upon arrival, directors should proceed to Cedar Point Festival of Music registration table located at the entrance to the park. Upon arrival, instructions will be given and warm-up/performance times confirmed. Fifteen minutes prior to warm-up, groups will meet their escort in front of the appropriate performance hall. Each school will receive a participation award. The award will be given to each group immediately after their performance. Score Sheets and judges comments will be posted on our website within 24 hours of your performance. After performances, groups can continue to enjoy the park for the remainder of the day.
Remember to have two (2) sets of original scores, (not photocopied scores) with measures numbered consecutively.