Student Performance Trips to Universal OrlandoJeff Buchanan
Create lasting memories for your marching band, orchestra, show choir, concert choir, or jazz band with a student performance trip to Universal Orlando! Perform at CityWalk™ Lagoon Stage*, a Music in the Parks, Music USA Festivals or OrlandoFest competition, or march in front of cheering spectators at Universal Studios’ Florida parks. Universal Studios offers many educational hands-on group programs that involve one-of-a-kind opportunities. Choose what is right for your group and enjoy education-focused performances, adjudicated festivals, workshops, and clinics, plus everything else that Universal Studios has to offer!
Universal Orlando’s STARS Performance Programs offer a diverse mix of choices that put your group in the center of the action. Available for marching bands, concert bands, choirs and more, these options allow your group to fine-tune its showmanship and entertainment skills.
Stage groups perform at Universal’s CityWalkTM covered Lagoon Stage* at Universal Studios Orlando.
Engaging STARS Performance Program Workshops are also available for your band, choir, or orchestra. These offerings are consistent with National Core Arts Standards and feature industry insiders who share real-world advice geared toward several performance career paths.
Marching Bands at Universal
Universal Orlando Resort™ offers great opportunities for marching bands to perform in front of cheering spectators and enjoy all the action and fun of Universal Orlando Resort’s theme parks. Here’s the major offerings:
Universal’s Superstar Pre-Parade (Year-long Opportunities)
You bring the performers and we’ll bring the crowd! Snap to attention and get ready to march through the streets of Universal Studios Florida™, right before Universal’s Superstar Parade steps off. You’ll march the parade’s exact route, so there will already be a crowd lined up, waiting to applaud your band! It’s a unique chance for your students to become Universal Studios performers for a day. What a wonderful student performance trip to Universal Orlando!
Universal Studios Florida™ (Year-long Opportunities)
One minute your marching group will BE the entertainment in one of Orlando’s most thrilling theme parks. The next minute, they’ll live it on the jaw-dropping rides and attractions throughout both Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™.
Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s Pre-Parade (Select Nights November through January)
Bring your band to Universal Studios Florida™ to warm up the streets, as it marches just before Universal’s newest holiday parade! Santa Claus has his hands full as the Minions bring merry and mayhem to the parade, along with Dreamworks characters from Madagascar and Shrek. Universal and Macy*s are partnering on this fun, exciting parade experience!
OrlandoFest offers Music Festivals and Workshops providing the highest quality, education-based musical experience for each student and director, while reinforcing musical concepts being taught within the classroom. Music Festivals run from March through early June at performing arts centers near Universal Orlando Resort™. Festivals conclude with a fun and exciting awards ceremony at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. On the Custom Workshops track, ensembles experience a fast-paced, focused session in which they learn to play or sing together at a new level. The OrlandoFest team provides unparalleled service whether you choose the Festival or the Workshop option.
For over 45 years, Music USA Festivals has promoted “Music Education Through Positive Evaluation.” Over 150,000 student performers have enjoyed Universal Orlando Resorts’ Soundstage 33. Each group receives a professional recording of its performance and meaningful on-stage clinics led by distinguished adjudicators. Choice of performance times at signup, unloading at the soundstage, easy park entry and a Grand Awards Ceremony with large custom trophies make this festival experience second to none!
Music in the Parks’ adjudicated music festivals have been for decades the leader in quality events for bands, choirs and orchestras. Held throughout the spring, featuring a year-end assessment of your group by highly qualified music educators, Music in the Parks festivals offer the very best way to reinforce the lessons you have worked on all year. Perform at a local school or church, then head to Universal Orlando Resort™ for a day of fun. Be sure to attend the awards ceremony, when every ensemble is acknowledged and where musicianship truly takes center stage.
And remember, when all the performances and workshops are finished, the reward to the kids for a job well done is right around the corner in Universal Orlando’s awesome theme parks! If your group is ready for the Universal Studios experience, call Music Travel Consultants today to start planning your perfect trip to Florida!
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