General Information 2019

Registration

  • Check in with the Registration Desk [in right hand foyer of Eric Harvie Theatre] before you perform to get your programs, banner, receipt, and concert tickets.
  • To speed up registration, all registration fees should be paid before arrival.

Bio & Seating Chart

A month before the Festival you will have to provide a biography of your group and a seating plan.

Submit your biography online

Submit your seating plan online


Equipment Provided

CONCERT BAND EQUIPMENT will include:

  • Bass drum & stand; concert snare stand; 4 tymp; concert bells; xylophone; marimba; vibes; chimes; a set of congas; gong; suspended cymbal & stand; a pair of crash cymbals & stand; sass amplifier
  • Not provided:
    • Snare drum
    • Sticks or mallets
    • Patch cords

JAZZ BAND EQUIPMENT will include:

  • Acoustic piano; drum set with cymbals; a set of congas; vibes; bass amplifier; guitar amplifier
  • Performance will be acoustic with only the rhythm section and solos amplified.
  • You may replace the snare drum and cymbals.
  • Not provided:
    • Sticks
    • Mallets
    • Patch coards

Not all equipment will be in the warm-up/clinic room.

VOCAL JAZZ EQUIPMENT will include

  • Acoustic piano; drum set with cymbals; bass amplifier; guitar amplifier; set of vocal microphones; solo microphone
  • You may replace the snare drum and cymbals.
  • Not provided:
    • Sticks
    • Mallets
    • Patch coards

CHOIR EQUIPMENT will include:

  • Acoustic piano; set of risers

Facilities

  • ALL CHOIRS will perform at Rolston Hall in the Music building.
    • Clinics will take place in Rolston Hall, Bently Chamber Room, and Rundle United Church (Banff Ave. & Buffalo).
  • VOCAL JAZZ GROUPS will perform in the Eric Harvie Theatre.
    • Clinics will take place in Room 122/4, and Room 223 [both are in the theatre complex].
  • CONCERT BANDS will perform in the Margaret Greenham Theatre (Eric Harvie Theatre on Saturday only).
    • Clinics will be in the Margaret Greenham Theatre and Room 224.
  • JAZZ BANDS will perform in the Eric Harvie Theatre (Margaret Greenham Theatre on Saturday only).
    • Clinics will be in Room 123 and Room 223 [both are in the theatre complex].

Scores

  • For your performance you will require three scores for the facilitators.
  • Vocal jazz groups only require two scores.
  • Photocopies are not acceptable unless accompanied by an approval letter from the publisher.

Day of Performance

  • Arrive at the Festival site at least 20 minutes before your warm-up.
  • Instrument storage is available in Room 222 for the day you perform or clinic.
  • A Festival runner will take you to warm up, then to performance.
  • If you are having photos taken, this usually happens after your performance.
  • Instrumental and vocal jazz performers will be taken by the Festival runner to the photo site since it is just outside the Eric Harvie Theatre.
  • Choral groups will make their way down the hill to the photo site.

Warm-Up

  • Warm-up is 30 minutes in and out of the room.

Clinics

  • All clinics are 60 minutes in length which includes in and out and setup.
  • The facilitator may spend the last part of the clinic with the director only.

Performance

  • All performance slots are 30 minutes* in length. This includes getting on and off stage and setup.
    *You do not have 30 minutes of performance time.
  • Select music appropriately so that you do not go overtime.

Concerts

  • All concerts are ticketed.
  • The Festival is excited to announce that the The Swingles, now based out of London, England, will be the featured performing group at the 2019 Festival.
  • FESTIVAL CONCERTS are in the Eric Harvie Theatre.
  • SHOWCASE CONCERTS are in the Rolston Hall, Margaret Greenham Theatre, and Room 122/4.

Meals


Photography

Images Unlimited will be the official photographer for the 2019 Festival. Prebook your photo session via music@imagesunlimited.ca or 403-253-0200. Photos will be printed at Festival.

PACKAGE A: Group Prints & Action
$275
[plus GST & shipping]

  • Up to 50 group photos
  • One per student
  • USB flash drive with over 100 action photos of your performance
  • Additional copies available @ $2 each

PACKAGE B: All Digital Group & Action
$195
[plus GST & shipping]

  • Group photo
  • Over 100 HiRes photos of your performance

PACKAGE C: Action Only
$150
[plus GST & shipping]

  • Over 100 HiRes action shots of performance

PACKAGE D: Group Photos Only
$160 [plus GST & shipping]

  • Group photos only
  • Minimum order: 8 @ $20

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