San Francisco Heritage Festival
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San Francisco Heritage Festival

National music festival with awards ceremony and dance at Great America Theme Park

Perform at the San Francisco Heritage Festival! From exciting neighborhoods rich in diversity to scenic wonders that enrich the senses and enliven the soul, San Francisco beckons to all who enjoy eclectic culture, history, and the performing arts. “The City by the Bay” sits on the edge of the Pacific with cable cars that transport visitors from around the world to Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, and many other unique attractions. Just south of the city, California’s Great America Theme Park hosts the awards ceremony, cookout, and dance!

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Dates
  • 03/30/2017 to
    04/02/2017
  • 04/06/2017 to
    04/09/2017
  • 04/20/2017 to
    04/23/2017
  • 04/27/2017 to
    04/30/2017
  • 05/25/2017 to
    05/28/2017
Package includes:
Performance in a national music festivalAwards ceremony and dinner at Great America Theme ParkOne day pass to Great America theme park
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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!

Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Arrive in San Francisco
  • Exploratorium (optional) The Exploratorium is a hands-on museum of science, art and human perception. The Exploratorium is fun, quirky and experimental and always awe-inspiring. Artists and scientists work together to create unique, hands-on exhibits exploring phenomena of the natural world.
  • Fisherman's Wharf (optional) Fishing boats, seafood stalls, steaming crab cauldrons and seafood restaurants…you know you’re at world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Souvenir shops and museums augment the atmosphere.
  • Hotel check-in
Day 2 Festival performances and check out the city
  • Golden Gate Bridge Once called “the bridge that couldn’t be built” today it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Golden Gate Bridge is the United States’ third longest suspended structure. Many groups choose to have their transportation company drop them off at one end of the bridge so they can walk to the other side.
  • 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.
  • Cathay House Dinner Located in the heart of Chinatown, this authentic Chinese restaurant offers a wonderful dinner that provides a sample of all the favorite Chinese foods.
Day 3 Continue festival performances and Awards Ceremony at Great America
  • Final 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.
  • Enjoy Great America Theme Park Your package includes a day-pass to the Great America Theme Park! Head over to the park and enjoy yourself.
  • Awards Ceremony Stay in the park for your Awards Ceremony and Dinner!
Day 4 Depart for home
  • Goodbye, San Francisco! Depart for home, or stay an extra day or two! Our team can help you arrange travel or extra time in San Francisco.

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