• 03/15/2018 to
  • 03/22/2018 to
  • 04/19/2018 to
Package includes:
Performance in a national music festival2 day pass to SeaWorld® (Saturday and Sunday only)Gala awards ceremony, dinner, and dance at SeaWorld®New for 2018: Package includes a completely customizable AIM Experience
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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 Welcome to San Diego!
  • San Diego Zoo (optional) Located in Balboa Park. Includes admission, guided bus tour and round-trip Skyfari Aerial Tram ride.
  • Mexican Dinner in Old Town (optional) Authentic Mexican Dining with homemade fresh daily tortillas (buffet style or traditional plated) in Historic Old Town.
  • Hotel check-in
Day 2 Festival performances and explore the city
  • USS Midway San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum (optional) Experience midway magic aboard the historic USS Midway aircraft carrier. Includes a self-guided audio tour of the USS Midway.
  • 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.
  • San Diego Harbor Dinner Excursion (optional) This flagship dinner cruise features fine dining, DJ entertainment for music and dancing and spectacular night time views of the San Diego skyline.
Day 3 Continue festival performances and Awards Ceremony
  • Final festival performances Festival performances will continue throughout the morning. 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.
  • SeaWorld Your package includes a 2 day-pass to SeaWorld where you'll get up close and personal with some of the ocean's most interesting characters.
  • Awards Ceremony Your Awards Ceremony, Dinner, and Dance is hosted at SeaWorld!
Day 4 Depart for home
  • Goodbye, San Diego! Depart for home, or stay an extra day or two! Our team can help you arrange travel or extra time in San Diego.

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