A Music In The Parks festivals provide an opportunity for music ensembles to perform for nationally recognized adjudicators in a fun and rewarding setting.
Experienced instrumental and vocal judges will offer suggestions on how to improve your students performance. Our master teachers evaluate hundreds of ensembles throughout the course of a festival season. This affords them a unique perspective that an individual teacher may not provide. Frequently, our teachers comment that when a nationally known adjudicator reinforces the same concepts they have been pointing out all year, it has a major impact on their students. Ensembles from all over the United States and Canada participate in Music In The Parks festivals.
Preparing for Music In The Parks helps student motivation and retention.
Music in the Park
1784 West Schulykill Road
Douglassville, PA 19518-9100
- “Music in the Parks” official web site
- Campus Map (PDF)
- Performance Selection Sheet (PDF)
- Announcer’s Form (PDF)
- Stage Diagram – Concert Band/Orchestra (PDF)
- Stage Diagram Jazz Band (PDF)
- Bus Parking Diagram (PDF)
- Equipment List (PDF) We DO NOT provide: Mallets, Sticks, Guitar Patch Cords, Snare Drums, Cymbals, or Cymbal Stands, Toys, etc.
Director Information & Reminders
Please download a copy of our Equipment List
Percussion – Equipment List.
- Please remember that we DO NOT provide: Mallets, Sticks, Amps, Cords, Snares, Toys, Cymbals, Cymbal Stands, etc.
Due to the Solar Panels in all of our parking lots, bus parking is difficult. Please be patient and follow our parking guide’s directions exactly.
Important Info for Bus Drivers
Once parked, DO NOT attempt to move your bus to a different spot unless directed to do so by our parking lot guides. Moving buses to undesignated areas creates hazards for other drivers and blocks exit routes.
Performance Area – Warm Up
Theater – D2 (directly behind the theater)
Atrium – K1 (dance room)
Dance Studio/Small Gym – D4 (music room)
Schedules and information are also available online at
When you Arrive
- Plan to arrive at the adjudication site at least 30-60 minutes before your scheduled warm-up.
- Upon arrival, go directly to the Registration Area in the portables near the parking lot. (Please leave your students on the bus preparing for performance).
- All instrument cases should remain on the bus at all times. Please DO NOT take instrument cases into the warm-up or performance areas.
At the Registration Area you will turn in
2 copies of your music for the judges
2 copies of your Performance Selection Sheet (PDF) / Announcer’s Form (PDF)
1 Announcer’s Form (PDF)
1 Stage Diagram for each instrumental ensembles:
Stage Diagram – Concert Band/Orchestra (PDF)
Stage Diagram JazzBand (PDF)
Remit payment for any last minute balance due on your Music in the Parks account
A guide will then lead you and your students into the warm-up area. If you have arrived early, you are welcome to enter the performance area and view other ensembles’ performances.
Changing facilities are not available at this performance site. We recommend that you designate buses for male and female changing of uniforms or have students wear casual clothes under their uniform.
After your Adjudication
Return to the registration room to pick up your Amusement Park tickets, Music in the Parks student souvenirs, and music. Judges Score Sheets and Recaps will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony.
Please refer to your performance schedule for the exact time and location of the awards ceremony. This information is also located near the front of the packet. The ceremonies generally last 20-30 minutes. These ceremonies are a great opportunity to bond with your students and celebrate our music programs. Please plan to have all your students and chaperons attend. Trophies must be picked up at the Awards Ceremony. Trophy shipping is not available.
Atrium Stage Photos
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