2017 Concert Festival Information

ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS ARE AT NORWALK CITY HALL, 125 EAST AVENUE, NORWALK, CT

WHEN & WHERE?
• Hosted in 2017 by Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk, CT (Frank Arcari, Ron Secchi, Scott Benson, co-hosts) from Thursday, March 16th to Saturday, March 18th
• Band, Chorus and Orchestra concerts on Saturday, March 18th
• The entire festival will be held at the Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 (performance space photos)

HOST WEBSITE
A website maintained by the host with additional information

CONCERT FESTIVAL REMINDERS
A PDF of info for Teachers / Sponsors detailing all (most) aspects of supporting students in the Concert Festival.

SCHEDULE?
• The 2017 schedule is be posted here BUT is subject to minor changes as we get closer to the actual event.
STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN THE CHORUS MAY REGISTER FROM NOON ON.
• A PDF of the current Tri-fold Schedule

Thursday, March 16th
10:00 AM
Registration
Concert Hall Lobby
10:00 AM
Chorus Rehearings
Rooms 300 / 322 / 333
12:30 PM
Choral Remedial Session
TBD
1:30 PM
General Meeting
Concert Hall
2:00 PM
Rehearsals
Band: Mary McCarthy Room / Chorus: Community Room / Orchestra Concert Hall Stage
2:30 PM
String Seatings
Rooms 300 / 322 / 333
3:00
Directors' Forum on Vocal Adjudication Process
Common Council Chambers (3rd Floor)
5:00 PM
Band & Orchestra Dinner
Tent
5:45 PM
Chorus Dinner
Tent
6:00 PM
Band & Orchestra Rehearsals Resume
Band: Mary McCarthy Room / Orchestra: Concert Hall Stage
6:45 PM
Chorus Rehearsal Resumes
Community Room
8:30 PM
Host Family Meeting
TBD
9:15 PM
Students & Hosts Meet
Concert Hall
11:00 PM
Curfew
Good night
Friday, March 17th
8:00 AM
Directors' Hospitality
Room 330
8:30 AM
Rehearsals Begin
Same locations as Thursday
8:30 AM
Past Presidents' Meeting
Room 322
10:00 AM
Executive Board Meeting
Room 333
12:00 PM
Chorus Lunch
Tent
12:45 PM
Band & Orchestra Lunch
Tent
12:45 PM
Chorus Rehearsal
Community Room
1:30 PM
Band & Orchestra Rehearsal
Band: Mary McCarthy Room / Orchestra: Concert Hall State
2:00 PM
Annual NEMFA Meeting
Common Council Chambers (3rd Floot)
3:30 PM
Directors' Forum on NEMFA Jazz
Room 322
5:00 PM
Hosts Pickup Students
Concert Hall
6:00 PM
Directors' Reception
Norwalk Inn & Conference Center - Mariner Rooms 1, 2 & 3
11:00 PM
Curfew
Sleep tight !
Saturday, March 18th
8:00 AM
Directors' Hospitality
Room 330
8:30 AM
Chorus Dress Rehearsal
Concert Hall
10:15 AM
Band Dress Rehearsal
Concert Hall
11:45 AM
Orchestra Dress Rehearsal
Concert Hall
Band Students change
TBD
1:00 PM
Band & Orchestra Lunch
Tent
1:00 PM
Chorus Students change
TBD
1:30 PM
Orchestra Warmups
Concert Hall
1:45 PM
Orchestra Students change
TBD
Chorus Lunch
Tent
2:00 PM
Band Warmups
Community Room
2:00 PM
CONCERT
ORCHESTRA & BAND
2:45 PM
Chorus Warmups
Community Room
5:00 PM
CONCERT
CHORUS
6:00 PM
Festival Concludes
Safe Travels

GUEST CONDUCTORS - 2017
• Chorus - Dr. David Fryling
• Orchestra - John Eells
• Band - Mark Camphouse

HOST HEADQUARTERS?
NEMFA HEADQUARTERS HOTEL: Norwalk Inn, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851, 800-303-0808 - Website

TICKETS?
Information on purchasing tickets through the mail, having tickets set aside for pickup, etc. are here.

RECORDINGS?
• SoundWaves is providing recordings and downloads: CD & DVD Order Site / MP3 Order Site / Order Form

HOST INFO?
• FOR PROSPECTIVE HOST FAMILIES: A "Background Review Consent Form for Prospective Host Families" is available here:

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE AN UNANSWERED QUESTION?
• Sponsors can contact Steffen Parker with further questions

 

Last modified: March 16 2017.
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