High School Choral Festival
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much does the festival cost?
The registration is free! But, as you work on budgets and students ask how much money they should bring, there are a few "travel expenses" you should consider. As choir director, you will be responsible for your personal Friday night housing expense, as well as breakfast for yourself on Saturday. As far as student expenses, if you are traveling, factor in Friday evening dinner expense on the road (or if the student prefers, they could pack a meal from home to save time and money.) The other meal on the road will be Saturday evening after dismissal. And lastly, your transportation expenses. We can provide you, upon request, a list of other area schools from Minnesota and North Dakota who will be attending in case you have an interest in ridesharing.
2. What room and board is included?
Concordia provides the following:
Friday evening: Pizza around 9 p.m.; on-campus housing will be available for students. Current Concordia choir members have graciously volunteered their rooms for this purpose. Gordon and Sue will work out these details. Specific information will be given to each student at registration. If you would like to make a request for your students to room with a specific person, for example, a current Concordia student who lives on campus from your hometown, please feel free to make that request known in advance. Nothing is more welcoming than a familiar face!
Saturday: Breakfast and lunch will be provided to the students. A special rsvp luncheon is planned for the directors.
3. Do I need to purchase the music for my students?
Yes, or perhaps you know someone from whom you could borrow the music for a short time.
These are the two selections that should be well rehearsed prior to the festival:
4. What time do we need to be there, and how do I get there?
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 24. Saturday's concert finishes at 5:30 p.m. As a reference, the 2013 SCHEDULE for both days can be accessed here. The schedule may be subject to change. Directions can be accessed here. Please note that your singers will need a ride to the concert venue at 2:30 on Saturday. The concert will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, which is a bit further than walking distance from campus in mid-winter.
5. What do my students need to bring?
An overnight bag and a sleeping bag.
6. What should the students wear on Saturday?
Males should wear shirt and tie. Females should wear a dress or dress pants and blouse - essentially, we want everyone to look sharp.
7. How do I register?
The registration form is due in early December.
Who can I talk to about other issues not found on this Web site?