Springfield Music Festival 2016

Chairpersons: Cindy Abernathy

Event Dates:Friday, March 11 and Saturday, 12, 2016.

Sessions:

Friday at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.

Saturday at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30.

Students may request a time within a 2 hour block, as follows: Block 1 Friday 5:30 or 6:30. Block 2 Friday 7:30 or 8:30. Block 3 Saturday 8:30 or 9:30. Block 4 Saturday 10:30 or 11:30. Block 5 Saturday 1:30 or 2:30. Block 6 Saturday 3:30 or 4:30. They may not request a specific hour, but rather a 2 hour block. This should help families with tight schedules.

Location: Columbia Baptist Church
103 West Columbia Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

Check In:* Register online at www.springfieldmusicclub.org prior to February 1, 2016. If you are unable to register online, contact Cindy Abernathy or Gail Cope for assistance.

Application Fee: $18.00 per student entry (Please submit one check per studio for the total amount, payable to: Springfield Music Club).

Festival Bulletin: The 2014-15-16 festival bulletin is still in use. If you need a new copy, a limited number of bulletins are still available for purchase for $6 each. They may be purchased at the October festival meeting or by contacting Cinby Abernathy to pick up in person.

Application Forms: No longer necessary.

Eligibility: Be a paid member of SMC ($50).  In addition to your membership in SMC, you must federate your students by paying Junior Club dues to the VFMC no later than October 15, 2015.  A $10 late fee will be charged for dues paid after October 15.  If dues are not received by November 15, you will not be allowed to participate in the festival.  Your junior club counselor dues statement will be mailed to you by the VFMC treasurer.  When paying your VFMC junior club counselor dues, you must also submit a list of your students’ names.  If you are participating in the festival for the first time, please contact Cindy Abernathy for VFMC junior club counselor dues forms and information.  This is in addition to the $50 SMC membership fee.

Judging: Please see SMC festival policies – page 20.  Note that judging shifts have been changed.  A two-hour judging shift per each 5 students entered in the festival.

Participation:Every teacher must participate in one activity, in addition to judging, to aid the chairman in the functioning of the festival.

You are expected to read the rules as published in the Festival Bulletin and be responsible for your students and your selections. Please read the bulletin carefully as some rules have changed.

*See page 25 for check-in information