GUIDELINES ELIGIBILITY: 1. All competitions are for amateurs only. The term amateur shall mean "one whose principal livelihood is not derived from musical, theatre, or dance services". This condition does not apply to those bona fide students of the performing arts who teach for the purpose of applying the money so earned for furtherance of their education, and does not preclude occasional remuneration received for services rendered in the arts. 2. Age: All pre-school, elementary school, and high school students are eligible. Other: 3. Each competitor may have only one entry in each division: Piano/Vocal/Dance/Speech Arts/Violin/Guitar/Band instrument / other performing art. However, any performer may be part of a group as well as one solo performance in the same division. 4. A performing group is eligible for one entry of no more than 10 minutes.
REGISTRATION: The registration deadline will be early April. There is no fee for registering. Simply go online and fill in all the required fields. These will help the committee determine how to schedule the concerts. If a field does not apply to you, simply fill in n/a. It is important for individual/ group/ dance performers to list their school class and teacher, to avoid performance or costuming conflicts within the same concert.
REHEARSALS: School groups have their rehearsals in the week prior to the festival. The festival coordinator will book these rehearsal times in co-ordination with the schools. Other performers, individual and group, have a rehearsal day on Saturday before the concert week. Private teachers, please book a stage rehearsal time with Monte Anderson 250-428-5152.
SCHEDULE: A tentative schedule of classes will be posted by mid-April. Check the web site frequently for revisions. As there are many considerations in developing a schedule and the order of performance, special requests cannot normally be granted, although the Coordinators will attempt to be as reasonable as possible. Only the Coordinator may alter the order of performance during the Festival.
CONCERT ETIQUETTE: * soundtracks -- please provide a thumb drive which can be left with the technician, to be loaded into the computer. The preferred format is MP3. • props / amps / other equipment should arrive back stage 30 minutes before start time • performers should arrive IN COSTUME, 15 minutes before start time. If you need to change backstage, please arrive 30 minutes ahead of time. • Reserved seats in the front rows are for solo/group performers and their teachers. Please go backstage one number before you perform. DO NOT walk during a performance, wait for applause. * Bows -- be sure to walk to the designated spot to take your bow -- piano players should walk to the end of the piano bench, turn to the audience and bow, before sitting on the bench. * Check your mike height, piano bench height, etc., to make sure things are comfortable for you. If there is a problem, ask the stage crew to help you make the adjustments.