- Colonial Williamsburg Self-Explorer Study Visit:
A self-guided tour of an area so rich in history! Your ticket gets you into buildings where costumed townsfolk are living and working as they did during the colonial era. Upgraded tickets that get you into the Governor’s Mansion are available for purchase as are guided tours of Colonial Williamsburg.
- Hotel check-in:
- Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center (optional):
Witness The End of Colonial America! Located within musket range of the battlefield, the Yorktown Victory Center re-creates a Continental Army encampment complete with sleeping quarters, supply tents, cooking fires and more. Listen to historical interpreters describe and depict daily life of American soldiers at the end of the war. A re-created 1780s farm complete with a house, kitchen, tobacco barn, crop fields, and herb and vegetable garden, shows how many Americans lived in the decade following the Revolution.
- 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.
- American Rover Dinner Cruise (optional):
Many different cruises offered- Naval Base Cruises aboard the Victory Rover, Harbor Cruises, Student Party Cruises aboard the Victory Rover or the American Rover’s Tall Ship Cruises!
- 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.
- Busch Gardens Theme Park:
Your package includes day-passes to this theme park offering a fanciful recreation of Old World Europe. You’ll find spectacular shows, thrilling rides and dazzling entertainment plus restaurants and shops.
- Awards Ceremony:
The park is also the host for your awards ceremony!
- Goodbye, Williamsburg!:
Depart for home, or stay an extra day or two! Our team can help you arrange travel or extra time in Williamsburg.