Day 1 :
Welcome to Boston!
- Arrival in Boston, Massachusetts:
- Hotel check-in:
- Freedom Trail Walking Tour:
This is a great walking trail to explore the city. You will see many of Boston’s key revolutionary and colonial era sites. Walk all or just part of the trail.
- Cheers Restaurant (optional):
Enjoy dinner with friends at the place where everybody knows your name and you’re always glad you came!
- Boston Symphony Orchestra (optional):
Spend your evening enjoying a concert by the Boston Symphony Orchestra—made up of some of the most distinguished musicians in the world.
Day 2 :
First Day of Festival Performances and Exploring the City
- First Day of Festival Performances:
Festival performances run throughout the day at your event venue. After arriving at your concert venue, your group will warm up in a private rehearsal room. Each ensemble will perform for 15 minutes on stage. A panel of three adjudicators will provide written and recorded feedback for each performance. Following your performance, a select adjudicator will conduct a mini-clinic on stage with your group, providing valuable feedback and reinforcement for your classroom teachings. Groups will also have the opportunity to participate as an audience for other groups competing—giving your ensemble exposure to their peers.
- Boston Duck Tour (optional):
Board your Duck, an authentic World War II amphibious landing vehicle. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the Birthplace of Freedom and, just when you’ve seen it all, your Duck splashes into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skyline.
- Blue Man Group (optional):
Enjoy this unique form of entertainment that combines music, comedy, and theatrics to create a blissful party atmosphere that people of all ages agree is a totally outrageous experience.
Day 3 :
Final Festival Performances and Awards Ceremony
- Continue Festival Performances:
Festival performances will continue throughout the day. Your performance time will be given to you weeks before your event, so you can plan your day accordingly. Bringing more than one ensemble? No problem—our team will arrange your schedule so you can maximize your free time.
- Salem Witch Museum (optional):
Learn about witch hunts through the ages in this interactive museum. Explore the events of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 in a special exhibit.
- Gala Awards Ceremony, Dinner, and Dance:
Celebrate with new friends and old at your exclusive Awards Ceremony. Choirs, orchestras, and bands will be recognized for high scores within their class—plus standout individuals will be recognized for outstanding performances.
Day 4 :
Depart for Home
- Bye, Boston!:
Depart for home—or stay an extra day or two! Our team can help you arrange travel or extra time in Boston.