2022 Go Performing Concert Festivals

The Go Performing Concert Festivals will occur beginning April 2022 through June 2022. The Festivals are a non-competitive experience for Middle School/High School Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, and Chamber Ensembles.
The Go Performing Concert Festivals are unique in that directors will choose their own concert programs – there isn’t a set repertoire list. There will not be any rankings or ratings so ensembles can explore and choose repertoire, not for a set rating, but toward exploration, interpretation, and musical excellence. After each performance ensembles will receive a clinic with one of our exceptional clinicians.  
Highlights of Go Performing Concert Festivals
  • Concert Performance before a very knowledgeable audience, fellow musicians, as well as the nationally recognized clinicians.
  • Nationally recognized clinicians that will evaluate, without ratings, to help you and your students reach the next level.
  • A professional recording of your ensemble.
  • A clinic with one of the renown Festival Clinicians immediately following your performance.
  • High School ensembles will perform a maximum of 35 minutes of music in a 45 minute block for set changes and program note reading.
  • Middle School ensembles will perform a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • Each ensemble will have a scheduled concert audience time designed to ensure that all performances have a knowledgeable and enthusiastic audience in addition to the experience of enjoying wonderful performances and concert repertoire.
  • Chamber Ensembles open to High School or Middle School wind or string ensembles. (minimum of 4 performers).
  • High School Chamber Ensembles will have a maximum of 15 minutes performance time, with Middle School Chamber Ensembles having a maximum of 12 minutes performance time.
  • All Chamber Ensembles will have a clinic following their performance of 20minutes.
  • We will take care of all the logistics, travel planning and touring so the directors can focus on their performance and students.
All our Festivals are designed with SEL initiatives as well as Covid-19 protocols.
Performance Categories:
  • High Schools & Middle Schools
  • Instrumental: Concert Band/Wind Ensemble/Wind Symphony/Symphony Band/Symphonic Band, Concert Percussion, Jazz Band, & Orchestra (Full or String)
  • Vocal: Concert Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Choir, Vocal Jazz Choir, Show Choir, Chamber Choir, Madrigal Choir, & Gospel Choir
Pricing starts at $85 per performer
Director FREE
Registration Fee per ensemble is $100
*please note the registration fee is non-refundable
 

2022 Festival Schedule

 
April 9th, 2022
  • Orlando, FL
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Festival Only: starting at $95 per performer
  • Two Nights Including Festival: starting at $318 per performer - based on quad occupancy

April 9th, 2022
  • Washington, D.C. - Cherry Blossom Music Festival I
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Festival Only: starting at $90 per performer
  • Festival with One Night and Breakfast: $174 per performer - based on quad occupancy
  • All Performances will occur in the amazing and acoustically superb Merchant Hall of the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA
  • Performances will be professionally recorded (perfect for those ensemble's applying for The MidWest Clinic or your State Music Convention requiring a high quality recording in a superior acoustic setting)
April 23rd, 2022
  • Washington, D.C. - Cherry Blossom Music Festival II
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Festival Only: starting at $90 per performer
  • Festival with One Night and Breakfast: $174 per performer - based on quad occupancy
  • All Performances will occur in the amazing and acoustically superb Merchant Hall of the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA
  • Performances will be professionally recorded (perfect for those ensemble's applying for The MidWest Clinic or your State Music Convention requiring a high quality recording in a superior acoustic setting)
 

April 30th, 2022
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Add-Ons: Motor coach Transportation, Flight, Tour Manager, Additional Meals, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and/or The American Revolution Museum
  • Festival Only: starting at $85 per performer
  • Festival, Admission to Busch Gardens, & One Night: $130 per performer

April 30th, 2022
  • Chicago, IL
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Festival Only: starting at $85 per performer
  • One Night Including Festival: $155 per performer

May 7th, 2022
  • Orlando, FL
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Festival Only: starting at $95 per performer
  • One Night Including Festival: starting at $189 - based on quad occupancy
  • Two Nights Including Festival: starting at $299 per performer - based on quad occupancy

May 7th, 2022
  • Chicago, IL
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Festival Only: starting at $85 per performer
  • One Night Including Festival: $155 per performer

May 14th, 2022
  • Nashville, TN
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Add-Ons: Motor coach Transportation, Flight, Tour Manager, Additional Meals, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, The Parthenon, Grand Ole Opry, and/or The Johnny Cash Museum
  • Festival Only: starting at $85 per performer
  • Festival with One Night and Breakfast: $175 per performer - based on quad occupancy

May 14th, 2022
  • Orlando, FL
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Festival Only: starting at $95 per performer
  • One Night Including Festival: starting at $189 per performer - based on quad occupancy
  • Two Nights Including Festival: starting at $299 per performer - based on quad occupancy

May 27th - 29th, 2022
  • Orlando, FL
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Festival Only: starting at $95 per performer - Festival only option is only available to Florida Schools

June 4th, 2022
  • Orlando, FL
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Festival Only: starting at $95 per performer - Festival only option is only available to Florida Schools

June 11th, 2022
  • Orlando, FL
  • Middle School and High School - Bands, Orchestra, Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles
  • Festival Only: starting at $95 per performer
  • One Night Including Festival: starting at $189 - based on quad occupancy
  • Two Nights Including Festival: starting at $299 per performer - based on quad occupancy


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Go Performing is a division of MARS, Inc., a small, privately owned company that has refunded all of our clients who canceled due to Covid-19 - Small in size - BIG on service/commitment for ALL our clients. Make the MARS Team YOUR Team!


**All participants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within three days of the festival. All participants, while not performing, will be required to wear a mask.**


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