• 03/15/2018 to
  • 03/22/2018 to
  • 04/05/2018 to
  • 04/12/2018 to
  • 04/19/2018 to
  • 04/26/2018 to
Package includes:
Performance in a national music festivalTwo-day, Park-to-Park pass to Universal Orlando Resort™Universal's Islands of Adventure™ Awards ceremonyHotel accommodations at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, on property at Universal Orlando Resort™ (subject to availability), or nearby hotel properties
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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!

Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Arrive in sunny Orlando
  • Kennedy Space Center (optional) You are guaranteed an exhilarating educational space experience. Access the bus tour, all IMAX movies and exhibits, and the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
  • Cocoa Beach BBQ Dinner (optional) Enjoy a BBQ feast served poolside with beach access hosted by the International Palms Resort at Cocoa Beach.
  • Hotel check-in
Day 2 First performances and head to Universal Orlando Resort™
  • 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 Orlando Resort™ Your package includes a 2-day pass to Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal's Islands of Adventure™, so head over to the park and check it out.
Day 3 Final performances and celebrate in the park
  • 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.
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure™ or Universal Studios Florida™ There's no lack of things to do - from the restaurants at Universal CityWalk™ to attractions like Skull Island: Reign of Kong™.
  • Awards Ceremony Celebrate with new friends and old at your exclusive awards celebration. This is no ordinary party! You just might meet some of your favorite Universal characters.
Day 4 Depart for home
  • Goodbye, Orlando! Depart for home, or stay an extra day or two! Our team can help you arrange travel or extra time in Orlando.
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