Dates
  • 04/06/2018 to
    04/10/2018
2018 Adjudicators
Choral: Professor Donald Brinegar & Dr. Cristian GrasesInstrumental: Dr. Louis Bergonzi & Professor Anthony Maiello
Local Conditions
65℉ Current Temp
Current Time

Package Inclusions

The Festival of Gold is a truly unique event—a festival, clinic, and prestigious performance—all wrapped into one premier event. Every Festival of Gold package includes: 

  • Extensive one-on-one time with outstanding, internationally known clinicians
  • Formal festival performance and adjudication
  • Encore Concert at prestigious venue
  • Honor Ensemble distinctions
  • One free base travel package for every 25 packages purchased
  • WorldStrides approved, student-friendly hotel accommodations
  • Digital audio recording of performance and Encore Concert
  • Commemorative program
  • Digitally recorded adjudicator comments
  • The largest and most comprehensive insurance policy in the student travel field

Drums Band Student Festival Rehearsal

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1
  • Arrive in San Francisco Arrive in San Francisco and check in to hotel.
  • Keynote Address At 7pm, join our adjudicators and staff for the Keynote Address, followed by opening rehearsals at your host hotel.
  • First Honor Ensemble Rehearsal Honor Ensembles will break out into separate rehearsal rooms for practice with their group.
Day 2 Day 2
  • Breakfast Enjoy an optional breakfast served at the hotel.
  • Honor Ensemble Rehearsals Honor Ensembles will have morning rehearsals at your host hotel.
  • Individual Ensemble Clinics Throughout the day, adjudicators will hold 60-75 minute clinics for each group. Clinics will run on a set schedule (provided to you prior to the event).
  • Sightseeing during Off-time Spend your evening free in San Francisco. Our expert Destination Specialist can book a group dinner, a show, and more for you and your ensemble at your request.
Day 3 Day 3
  • Breakfast Enjoy an optional breakfast served at the hotel.
  • Honor Ensemble Rehearsals
  • Individual Ensemble Clinics Rehearsals and individual ensemble clinics will run on a set schedule (provided to you prior to the event) throughout the day at your host hotel.
  • Sightseeing during off-time Spend your evening free in San Francisco. Our expert Destination Specialist can book a group dinner, a show, and more for you and your ensemble at your request.
Day 4 Day 4
  • Breakfast Enjoy an optional breakfast served at the hotel. Each group.
  • Festival Performances (all day) Each group will take the stage for their festival performances in Davies Symphony Hall. A schedule of these performances will be provided to you prior to travel. A short Honor Ensemble rehearsal will take place prior to the Encore Concert.
  • Encore Concert This evening, our groups host the Encore Concert at Davies Symphony Hall. This culminating concert gives all ensembles center stage for the performance of a lifetime.
Day 5 Day 5
  • Depart for Home Depart for home, or choose to stay in San Francisco for as long as you like. Our Destination Specialist can book sightseeing tours, meals, and extra arrangements as needed.

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