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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

"We are back from Pigeon Forge and the trip was awesome! The kids had such a great time! Thank you for all your help planning and setting things up for us the hotel was perfect and the festival location and the adjudication were top notch."

- Pamela Letts, Band Director, H.B. du Pont Middle School


"We have worked with Fiesta-val for over thirty plus years and have been pleased each and every time. They make it so easy in all forms of communication. Our family business always has Fiesta-val included in the yearly offerings to our music clientele looking for a fantastic competition experience. They continually strive to give music ensembles the best opportunity to showcase their talents at great venues."

- Jace McMahon, Jim Mulvihill Tours


"The facilities and especially the auditorium are about as good as it gets, and the Fiesta-val staff did an outstanding job as usual."

- Otis Kitchen, Director of Bands-Emeritus, Elizabethtown College

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