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Awards Information

CHORAL
Champion and Grand Champion trophies will be presented to both classifications: Middle/Junior High Schools and Senior High Schools. In the event of ties, like awards will be made to tying groups.

Fiesta-val Champion Trophies
A champion will be determined for middle/junior high schools and for senior high schools in seven categories of competition by the highest numerical score regardless of class where there is competition from another school. The Fiesta-val Champion Trophy will be awarded for Mixed Chorus, Men's Chorus, Treble Choir, Chamber/Madrigal Choir, Gospel Choir, Show Choir and Jazz Choir. Middle/junior high schools will compete against other middle/junior high schools.

Fiesta-val Grand Champion Trophy
At each festival, an overall champion will be determined for middle/junior high schools and senior high schools where there is competition from another school, by combining an Excellent or Superior score from one of the following performances: Mixed Chorus, Chamber/Madrigal, Treble or Men's Chorus, with a Superior or Excellent score from any other choral performance. The combined scores must average either Excellent or Superior for this distinctive recognition to be awarded.

Fiesta-val Award of Distinction
In addition to being presented the Grand Championship Trophy, the director(s) of the winning group(s) will receive the Fiesta-val Award of Distinction in recognition of a notable contribution to musical excellence.

If a group is unable to attend the awards ceremony, a designated representative must be available to accept any earned awards.

INSTRUMENTAL
Champion and Grand Champion trophies will be presented to both classifications: Middle/Junior High Schools and Senior High Schools. In the event of ties like awards will be made to tying groups.

Fiesta-val Champion Trophies
A champion will be determined for middle/junior high schools and for senior high schools in five areas of competition by the highest numerical score regardless of class where there is competition from another school. The Fiesta-val Champion Trophy will be awarded for Concert Band/Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz, Guitar Ensemble and Parade. Middle/junior high schools will compete against other middle/junior high schools.

Fiesta-val Grand Champion Trophy
At each festival, an overall champion will be determined for middle/junior high schools and senior high schools where there is competition from another school, by combining an Excellent or Superior score from one of the following performances: Concert Band/Wind Ensemble or Orchestra, with a Superior or Excellent score from any additional Concert Band/Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz or Parade performance. The combined scores must average either Excellent or Superior for this distinctive recognition to be awarded.

Fiesta-val Award of Distinction
In addition to being presented the Grand Championship Trophy, the director(s) of the winning group(s) will receive the Fiesta-val Award of Distinction in recognition of a notable contribution to musical excellence.

If a group is unable to attend the awards ceremony, a designated representative must be available to accept any earned awards.

Applause Worthy!

Broadway performer enjoys judging Fiesta-val

Marc Dalio's route to Broadway took an interesting set of turns, some luck, and the support of his parents and mentors.

With a long list of professional theatrical credits, including starring roles in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, Pippin, West Side Story, South Pacific and others, Dalio - a choral judge for Fiesta-val - wasn't very interested in singing or theater growing up.

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Little Happies

"Everyone had a great time this weekend, everything went very well, and Fiesta-val music staff were helpful and friendly. Thanks for a great time!"

- Charlee Eaves, Band Director, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy


"I have worked with Fiesta-val since they opened their doors, both as a director and now for more than 23 years as a professional tour operator. Our experiences have always been extremely professional and each year we have several clients attend their programs. Based on the evaluations we receive from our clients, as well as over two decades of working with their owners and staff, Fiesta-val is always one of just a few festival companies at the top of the list!"

- Bryan Stevenson, Founder & CEO, CCIS, Inc.


"We had a fantastic trip! Everyone at Fiestaval was extremely friendly and helpful. All my students had a great time."

- Tara Andrews, Director, Avery County High School

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