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Montreal Heritage Festival

Choirs, bands, and orchestras experience the city charm of a French Canadian gem

Perform at the Montreal Heritage Festival! Visit the “Paris of North America” with the performance opportunity of a lifetime in Montreal, Canada. Explore the excitement of Spring in this historic gem with festivals and street fairs. Take a trip to Old Montreal to take in the breathtaking sites, or jump over to New Montreal, a modern mecca and home to the famous “underground.”

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Dates
  • 04/20/2017 to
    04/23/2017
Package Highlights:
Performance in a national music festivalGuided city tour or walking tour of Old MontrealGala Awards Ceremony, Dinner, and Dance
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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

The AIM Experience Launching in 2017!

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 Montreal!
  • Arrive in Montreal!
  • Hotel check-in
  • Montreal Olympic Park Visit Montreal Olympic Park, home to the 1976 Summer Olympics and the site of the Montreal Tower, the city's largest incline tower.
  • And Then There Was Light (optional) Attend the city’s most dazzling multimedia event produced at the stunning NotreDame Basilica! Relive the historic birth of Montreal and the Notre-Dame Basilica through this spectacularly hightech sound and light performance.
Day 2 First day of performances and the Quebec experience
  • Guided city tour (optional) Enjoy a bus tour of Montreal and its surrounding areas.
  • First day of 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.
  • Le Festin Du Governeur Dinner (optional) Offering the Quebec experience at its most engaging and rewarding. Irresistibly bi-cultural and bilingual, this richly authentic, interactive dinner and entertainment attraction has been a renowned international success since 1973.
Day 3 Final performances and Gala Awards Ceremony & Dinner
  • Final 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.
  • Montreal Science Center and IMAX Theatre (optional) The center's amazing, fun, and surprising exhibitions allow visitors to explore, learn, and understand through a variety of interactive means.
  • Gala Awards Ceremony & Dinner 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 Goodbye, Montreal!
  • Hotel check-out
  • Notre-Dame Basilica Tour (optional) Join a tour that will take you to the very private areas of the basilica including the sacristy, the galleries, and the baptistery.
  • Bye, Montreal! Depart for home, or stay an extra day or two! Our team can help you arrange travel or extra time in Montreal.

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