The 2015 MACS Elementary Fine Arts Festival will be held at Bethany Christian School in Troy, Michigan on Friday, February 27th, 2015.
Here is a list of all the categories that they have available:
• Poetry Recitation
• Scripture Recitation
• Oral Reading
• Vocal Solo
• Piano Solo
• String Solo
• Brass Solo
• Woodwind Solo (including recorder)
• Guitar Solo
• Percussion Solo (snare drum or mallet instrument)
• Harp Solo
• Piano Ensemble (1 or 2 pianos available)
• Small Instrumental Ensemble (2-5 students)
• Large Instrumental Ensemble (6 or more students)
• Small Vocal Ensemble (2-5 students)
• Large Vocal Ensemble (6 or more students)
• Craft – students may use a kit in this category
• Mixed Media
For music and speech entries, the student will perform his or her prepared piece for a judge and a small audience, and then the judge will give verbal feedback and work with the student on the performance. The judge will also provide a written critique. For art entries, the judges will be available to talk and provide feedback to the students. For all entries, the student will receive a rating and a corresponding rating ribbon. The festival is non-competitive, with the main purpose being to give an opportunity for the students to perform and receive feedback.
This program provides a goal to work toward, as well as an opportunity to receive feedback from excellent judges.
All students will be given a rating of I (Superior), II (Good), or III (Participant), and will be given a ribbon corresponding to their rating. In music and speech categories, the ribbons will be given out by the room monitor after the student performs. Large groups will receive their ribbons from their director. Students will not be competing against one another but will be striving to perform to the best of their own abilities. In the music and speech categories, the judges will give an oral critique after the student performs (in addition to a written critique), providing an opportunity for the judge to help the student progress forward from whatever level they have currently attained. At the discretion of the art judges, some “Best in Show” ribbons may also be awarded.
All participants must use the Elementary Manual for the current year, which will be available at macshome.org. This manual will be the authority for dress, conduct, and contest guidelines. All exceptions will be determined by the contest coordinator.
To register, please contact Grace Mieczkowski: email@example.com. Online event registration must be completed and money and all other forms need to be postmarked by Friday, January 30th, 2015 to avoid any late fees. No registrations will be accepted after Friday, February 13th, 2015.
To register for the Elementary Fine Arts Festival as a group, please contact Grace by November 1st. To register as individual families, please contact Grace by December 31st. (just $2 for student registration and $6 for an individual event).