*THIS IS AN OPTIONAL ACTIVITY
We are very excited to offer the opportunity for your student to participate in MidFest at UGA. MidFest is a middle school band festival held from Thursday December 10th to Saturday December 12th. Upon arrival, the students will audition for placement in one of eight equal performing groups or the Honor Band.
Thursday evening, we will watch middle school performances by two middle school bands from around the state. Friday, students will rehearse with their ensemble and enjoy another concert Friday night featuring The UGA Wind Symphony. Saturday morning, students will prepare for the concert with their final rehearsal and preform their concert between 1:30 and 4:30 at the UGA Performing Arts Center.
This is a great opportunity for your student to perform with other outstanding young musicians from around the state, learn from top music educators from around the country, perform in the world renowned UGA Performing Arts center, listen to amazing concerts, and sight see the UGA campus in Athens Georgia.
If your student is interested in participating, please complete and turn in the form attached by Friday October 2nd. Students who turn their forms in early will have a greater chance of being accepted. We will submit all students’ interest to UGA MidFest for acceptance. Acceptances will be published October 24th. There is no guarantee for acceptance into this band festival. No money will be due until UGA responds back to us, letting us know which students are accepted into the festival.
If your student is accepted, the cost of the trip is estimated to be about $275. This includes the festival fee, hotel fee, and breakfast costs. Lunch and Dinner will be at the students’ own expense.