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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the Performance Requirements?
All performances will be held in an outdoor, covered stage
pavilion. There are no musical selection requirements. Music selection is at
the discretion of the Director. Instrumental ensembles are allowed 25 minutes.
Choral ensembles are allowed 20 minutes. Each ensemble must complete the
following in the allotted time period:
Set Up (including re-arranging stands, chairs, etc.),
Perform an optional warm-up not to exceed 3 minutes in length,
Perform two selections of Director’s choice for adjudication, and
Clear the stage.
A group’s stage time begins when the first member of the
group enters the stage. Total stage time cannot exceed the given time
What is included in the adjudicator packets and how are
The Director must furnish 2 judge’s packets consisting of
original scores for each adjudicated composition with the measures numbered and
performance selection sheet. An extra performance selection sheet must be
provided for the announcer. Score Sheets will be distributed at the Awards
Ceremony to be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday on the IGA
stage. Each day is a separate contest. Each group will receive a trophy with
the appropriate rating of superior, excellent, good, fair or poor and will be
ranked within their classification. Overall trophies will be presented to the
highest scoring ensemble for Concert Band and Choir in the High School, Middle
School/Jr. High, and Elementary school divisions. There must be at least two or
more competing groups within each division for these trophies to be awarded.
How do I sign my group up and when is payment due?
The registration sheet should be mailed, emailed or faxed
to 270-781-0524 as soon as your group has decided to participate. Performance
times will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Invoices will be
sent out by April 1st through the email that you provided for the number of
participants you have sent in on your registration form. The number of
participants can be updated anytime by calling 270-781-7634. Payment must be
received by April 27th in order to participate. If additional tickets are
needed, they can be purchased right up until the event date. We accept school
or band booster checks, Master Card, Visa and Discover.
Do I have to pay for the Director, bus drivers and
The Director for each group submitted on a separate form
will be free. Bus drivers with a CDL license will be admitted free. Chaperones
will need to pay $17.00 in advance or at the gate or we can bill them to you
Where is Beech Bend Park located?
Beech Bend Park is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky just
one hour north of Nashville and one hour and 40 minutes south of Louisville. We
are easy to get to. Just take I-65 to Exit 28, follow 31W south for 4 miles and
turn right onto Riverview Avenue. Beech Bend Park is 2 miles down the road.
Specific directions can be found on our website at www.beechbend.com.
Do I have to pay for parking? Sunscreen? Soft drinks?
Beech Bend Park is the best value around. All guests
receive free parking and free sunscreen. A new low cost soft drink program has
been implemented this year.
What equipment does the park provide?
Beech Bend Park will provide a stage area, music stands,
chairs, small set of risers(will hold around 20 performers) and keyboard for
choirs, 4 microphones, 4 stage monitors, timpani, bass drum and xylophone. You
are required to bring your own mallets, drum sticks, etc.
Where do we go when we arrive at the park?
Beech Bend Park opens at 9:00 a.m. central time on Friday,
May 10th and Saturday, May 11th at 10:00 a.m. central
time. There will be a registration table at Beech Bend Park’s main ticket gate.
Please check in there. Your tickets and meal tickets (if purchased) will be
waiting for you at the registration table. There are no dressing rooms
available other than restrooms in the park. We suggest students wear shorts and
tee shirts so they can put their uniforms on in the bus or wear summer
How many performing groups can I bring?
You may bring as many as you like, just complete a
registration form for each.
If a student is in more than one ensemble, do they have
to pay twice?
No, the student will only have to pay once. We encourage
students to participate. Just indicate on the registration form when you have a
duplicate student so we will only sell one ticket for that student.
Do all members of my group have to take the meal plan?
All members of the group need to purchase the same plan.
If you purchase meal vouchers for one, then all tickets should include meal
voucher program. The meal vouchers will be distributed to the Director who then
passes them out to each student when the admission tickets are distributed. The
meal voucher can be used in any of our food service areas whenever the student
chooses. You do not have to eat as a group, unless you instruct your students
to do so. The meal voucher gives your students the choice of either a
hamburger, cheeseburger or pizza and potato chips.
Is there a registration fee and when is the last date I
can sign up?
There is no registration fee as long as you register by
April 27th. There is a $100 late registration fee if you sign up after April
What is the contact info for Beech Bend Park?
Our office number is 270-781-7634. Our website is
www.beechbend.com. The email contact for this event is Cleona at
What happens if it rains?
The show must go on! The warm up area and the performance
area is under roof. The amusement park will not close due to rain. Some rides
may close due to heavy rain, strong winds and lightning for a short time. All
rides and attractions will re-open as soon as the threatening weather has
Are there other attractions in the area?
Bowling Green offers many attractions if you want to extend
your day trip into a two day adventure. Beech Bend Park offers a second day
ticket for just $17.00. There is also Lost River Cave, the National Corvette
Museum, the Historic Railpark Train Museum and many other fine attractions just
minutes from the park.
Do we have to wear uniforms?
Uniforms are not required. You may want to wear matching
school tee shirts or golf shirts and shorts. You will not be penalized for
dressing casual. We want you to be comfortable and have fun in the park.
Can the choral director accompany the choir?
Yes, there is no penalty for this.
Can I bring taped accompaniment?
Yes, if there are no vocal parts on the CD. We recommend
bringing your own CD player.
When will I find out our performance time?
Performance times are scheduled on a first registered,
first serve basis. Performance times will be determined by May 3rd
and you will be contacted with yours via email. We will work with any group if
a conflict arises.
Can I video tape or photograph our performance?
Yes, you may do both as long as it does not interfere with
We are delighted your are joining us for the 4th Annual
Band and Choral Festival at Beech Bend Park. Since this is only our 4th
event, you may have questions we have not covered here. Please email those
email@example.com and we will answer them and add them to this FAQ