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Adjudicator Perspective: How To Prepare For Your Festival Performance

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Planning a festival should be a fun and rewarding experience. At WorldStrides OnStage, we take care of every single detail so our directors can focus on the most important part – the music! Adjudicated festival performance can feel intimidating, so we talked to several of…

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How To Combat Stage Fright

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You’re preparing for your festival, but your students – maybe even you! – are starting to feel the effects of stage fright! Simply put, stage fright is performance anxiety. Those with performance anxiety will often focus on the worst case scenarios, worry about failure, and…

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50 Years: Kelsey Costello – Shaped by a teacher

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WorldStrides is celebrating 50 years as the leader in student travel by sharing the stories that have shaped our company’s past and will propel us into the future. Throughout the year, we will highlight stories from our history, many of the people who have made…

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Meet Our 2017 Inauguration Heritage Festival Adjudicators

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The Inauguration Heritage Festival only happens every four years. On January 20, 2017, students have the opportunity to be in the nation’s capital for this historic event, then perform at an adjudicated festival! At our 2017 Inauguration Heritage festival, students will perform before a panel…

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Announcing the High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House

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If you have been daydreaming of performing at the renowned Sydney Opera House in Australia, here’s your chance! The High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House builds upon the heritage of the Carnegie Hall Series and challenges accomplished 9th-12th grade musicians at one of the world’s most recognized and…

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7 Tips For Building A Successful Music or Band Program

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Summer is a time for teachers to relax – and to reflect on the previous year. How successful was your year? We know music directors are always looking for ways to encourage their programs to thrive. With that in mind, we asked accomplished WorldStrides OnStage…

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Should Darth Vader Have Been A Conductor?

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Have you met our 2017 Festival at Carnegie Hall conductors yet? We are thrilled to provide students the opportunity to work with this caliber of music professionals. Applications for 2017 are available now and are due by September 23, 2016. Learn more about the application…

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Meet Our 2017 Festival at Carnegie Hall Conductors!

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We are excited to announce the conductors for our 2017 Festival at Carnegie Hall programs! Performing at Carnegie Hall is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to experience the thrill of performing on one of the world’s most famous stages. Between performing and…

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How To Make Your Booster Club and Administration Your Biggest Supporters

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You’re ready to take your students to your WorldStrides OnStage program! You’re excited and the kids are pumped. For many teachers, it is also important to gain the support of their  booster organization, parent group, and/or administration! Here are a few tips on how to get…

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Top 10 signs of a conductor

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At this season’s conferences, you’ll be surrounded by other music educators. In day-to-day life, however, it can be tough to spot your fellow directors. Here’s a list of key indicators that you’re in the presence of another conductor. Serious hair game   Talks with his…

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