Festival preparing for event

Preparations are well underway for the 56 Lakes District Festival of the Performing Arts, April 12 – 20, 2013.

Preparations are well underway for the 56 Lakes District Festival of the Performing Arts, April 12 – 20, 2013, and all signs point to a great event.

Several changes are being made this year for the public’s convenience.

The entry deadline has been extended to Feb. 15, 2013. A new website will be launching soon at www.ldfestival.org, providing easy access to the syllabus, information on adjudicators and disciplines, and a downloadable entry form. A Facebook page is also in the works.

We are also excited about the addition of a non-competitive play day, with instrumental and vocal workshops and a jam session at the end.

The festival committee welcomes others who share their passions. The recent retirement of four long-time members has opened up several positions: desk and door coordinator, program advertising sales, and hospitality/transportation coordinator for visiting adjudicators.

Donations are also welcome. Entry fees do not begin to pay for facilities, adjudicator fees and travel costs, and the many other expenses associated with the event.

The festival association is a charitable organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

The number of festival participants has increased steadily over the past several years, due in large part to the amazing efforts of teachers, coaches, and parents to encourage and support participation.


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