Festival Information

OrlandoFest is open for either non-competitive or competitive adjudication to all of the following ensemble types:

  • Concert Choirs
  • Concert Bands
  • Show Choirs*
  • Parade Bands
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Orchestras (both Full and String only)
  • Chamber and Specialty Choirs
  • Concert Percussion Ensembles
  • Marching Percussion Ensembles
  • Auxiliary Units

General Guidelines

  • Concert performances are scheduled on Saturdays with the possibility of overflow on Friday afternoons and evenings.
  • An average of 20 paying people per ensemble is required.
    • Example: if you have 40 paying people with two ensembles, one of 40 and another of 10, that is okay, because the average is 20 paying participants per group.
    • Please remember students in multiple ensembles only count as one towards your minimum number.
    • Full paying Adults also count towards minimum.   
  • Performance times are scheduled based on date of receipt of Registration Forms and Fees, ensemble classification and student cross-over considerations. OrlandoFest cannot guarantee performance time requests.
  • OrlandoFest cannot promise or commit to performance times or days prior to the publication of the Festival Schedule.
  • Each ensemble will perform for three (3) adjudicators, and receive written and digitally recorded feedback as well as an on stage post-performance clinic.
  • Concert-type performances will take place in select performance arts venues in close proximity to Universal Orlando Resort™, pending availability.
  • Parade Band performances will take place in the early mornings on Fridays at Universal Studios Florida™, when possible.
  • Marching percussion and Auxiliary performance will take place outdoors on an appropriate field or paved area or indoors on a gymnasium floor.
  • Any performance time in excess of the allotted time will be deducted from the on-stage, post-performance clinic.
  • Directors must provide three (3) original scores with numbered measures for each selection being performed.

For detailed information about our Festival Guidelines, please read our Festival Directors Manual.

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For additional information or questions, please contact us today at 800.313.2251. Our Team will provide an excellent festival experience for you and your performance group.