Day 1 :
Welcome to our nation's capitol!
- City Tour:
Take a tour of all the city has to offer - from sites you see in movies, to monuments and memorials.
- Toby's Musical Theatre (optional):
This fun dinner theatre is located in Columbia, MD. Ask your Destination Specialist about a possible performance prior to the show!
- Hotel check-in:
Day 2 :
Festival performances and explore the city
- Smithsonian Museums:
With tons of options to choose from, explore these famed collections and exhibits before your festival performances.
- 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.
- Ford's Theatre (optional):
Enjoy a show at this famed site.
Day 3 :
Continue festival performances and Awards Ceremony
- 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.
- Spy Museum (optional):
Gain access to the world’s largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. Operation Spy Workshop: Join a live action spy adventure where you are the spy! Each group has one hour to locate a missing nuclear trigger before it ends up in the wrong hands. This is not an exhibit!
- Newseum (optional):
Voted one of the top things to do in D.C., the Newseum is often called the best experience Washington, D.C., has to offer. Enjoy seven levels of interactive exhibits that explore how the news affects our shared experience of historic moments. Plus, check out the 4-D movie and see what it’s like to record the news yourself. An absolute must-do!
- Awards Ceremony:
Enjoy dinner, awards ceremony, and dance with all your new friends!
Day 4 :
Depart for home
- Goodbye, D.C.!:
Depart for home, or stay an extra day or two! Our team can help you arrange travel or extra time in Washington, DC