• 03/22/2018 to
  • 04/05/2018 to
  • 04/12/2018 to
  • 04/19/2018 to
  • 04/26/2018 to
Package Highlights:
Performance in a national music festivalTwo-day Universal Studios passExclusive Awards Ceremony & Party at Universal Studios
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Festival Features

Every Heritage Festival package includes:

  • One free base travel package for every 25 packages purchased
  • Positive, constructive adjudication with written and recorded comments from a panel of three nationally acclaimed adjudicators
  • On-stage mini clinic
  • Quality hotel accommodations
  • Gift for the director and commemorative gift for each student
  • Professional performance recording
  • Accident, medical, and dental insurance for all travelers plus extensive liability insurance coverage for directors
  • Free high school academic credit for students
  • Free professional development and opportunity to earn discounted graduate credit for directors

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The AIM Experience

Music Director with Choir Students Performance

Affirm. Inspire. Mentor. Directors have been asking for it, and here it is! The AIM Experience is an exclusive private master-class session offered as an elective to participating groups at all Heritage Festivals. This 60-90 minute concentrated educational experience provides extra performance time and customized one-on-one instruction from one of our professional clinicians. Music directors can set the focus of the session’s content through their planning call with the instructor. Reaffirm your classroom teachings, fine tune your festival performance, or focus on a few specific skills – the choice is yours! Ask your Festival Selection Advisor about setting up your own AIM Experience!

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Hollywood!
  • Arrival in Hollywood, CA
  • Grauman's Chinese Theater (optional) Take a tour of this iconic movie theatre, located on Hollywood's famous Walk of Fame.
  • Hollywood Sightseeing Tour (optional) Explore Hollywood led by your own personal step on guide.
  • Pirate's Dinner Adventure (optional) Arrr! Enjoy the world’s largest and most interactive dinner show - complete with great food, delightful entertainment, and an adventure featuring amazing aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay, and show stopping original music. All this set aboard an authentic replica of an 18th century Spanish Galleon afloat in a 250,000 gallon lagoon!
Day 2 First festival performances and fun at Universal Studios
  • 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.
  • Universal Studios Your Hollywood Heritage Festival package includes a two-day pass to Universal Studios Hollywood! Experience the thrills of this incredible theme park with attractions like Jurassic Park The Ride, Fast & Furious Supercharged, and Water World – just to name a few!
Day 3 Final festival performances and your exclusive Awards Ceremony at Universal Studios
  • 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.
  • Universal Studios Once you’ve performed, get back to enjoying your two-day pass to Universal Studios! Did you know Universal Studios has one of the country’s most well-known movie studios? Go behind the scenes and learn how your favorite films came to be.
  • Exclusive Awards Ceremony at Universal Studios Tonight, all groups will be hosted at an exclusive Awards Ceremony inside the park! And this isn’t your typical awards ceremony – it’s a full production complete with paparazzi, dancers, and the kind of glitz only Hollywood can offer. Previous award ceremony guests include The Minions, Beetlejuice, and Marilyn Monroe! 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, Hollywood! Depart for home, or stay an extra day or two! Our team can help you arrange travel or extra time in LA.

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