Dates
  • 04/06/2017 to
    04/09/2017
  • 04/20/2017 to
    04/23/2017
Your St. Louis Heritage Festival package includes:
Performance in a national music festivalAwards ceremony and dinner at Six Flags St. LouisOne-day pass to Six Flags St. Louis
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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 Welcome to St. Louis
  • Gateway Arch Tram Ride (optional) The nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson and St. Louis’s role in the westward expansion of the United States. Enjoy a tram ride to the top!
  • City Museum (optional) Experience a labyrinth of tunnels, caves, forests and climbing structures created with recycled materials. Create your own art, join the circus for a day, or add on a trip to the World Aquarium.
  • Dinner at the Edge Game Arena (optional) The world’s largest Laser Tag Arena offers group packages that include laser tag, video games, pizza, and soda.
  • Hotel check-in
Day 2 Festival performances and explore the city
  • St. Louis Zoo (optional) This beautiful world-class zoo is home to over 6,000 animals on 93 acres in Forest Park. Visit the River’s Edge where elephants play, or see the insectarium. Purchase a Safari Pass and enjoy admission to the Children’s Zoo, Zooline Railroad, Conservation Carousel, Movie, 4D Motion Simulator, and Stingrays at Caribbean Cove.
  • 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.
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (optional) This world-class symphony will treat your group to an elegant night of spectacular music. Enjoy works from Purcell, Beethoven and Prokofiev.
Day 3 Continue the festival and Awards Ceremony at Six Flags
  • 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.
  • Six Flags Theme Park Your package includes a day-pass to Six Flags Theme Park so head over to the park and have some fun!
  • Awards Ceremony Your awards ceremony and dinner is hosted right inside the park!
Day 4 Depart for home
  • Goodbye, St. Louis! Depart for home, or stay an extra day or two! Our team can help you arrange travel or extra time in St. Louis.

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