Uniforms are not required at Trills & Thrills festivals. The attire of the group is left up to the discretion of each Director and will
not be factored into the Adjudicators' ratings. Please be advised, however, that changing facilities are not available at any of our
Amusement parks are generally open rain or shine. Therefore, the festival will not be postponed or cancelled due to weather. During periods
of inclement weather, parks may temporarily close some, or all, of their rides for safety reasons. Group tickets issued to Trills & Thrills
are subject to the terms and conditions set by the individual park. Some tickets are valid for the park's entire operating season. Conversely,
some tickets are valid only the day, or days, of the Trills & Thrills festival(s). These policies are set by the individual park, NOT by Trills
& Thrills. If the park is open on the day of your festival and you decide not to visit the park for any reason, you will not receive a refund.
Arrival at the Performance Site:
Plan on arriving at the performance site 30 minutes PRIOR to your scheduled warm-up time. Have your students remain on the busses while
your representative proceeds inside for check-in. Once instructed, unload busses and move students into the building. At most sites,
schools arriving early may have an opportunity to listen to other performing groups. Please check this with your Site Director.
Performance schedules will not be amended to accommodate schools arrrivng late. If you miss your scheduled performance time, you must
wait until the last group has performed.
Each performing group is required to provide two original conductor's scores for each selection for the Adjudicators. These should be presented
upon check-in. Please place the scores in an envelope for each Adjudicator and label each envelope with the School Name, Director's Name, and
the type of group (example: Concert Band, Concert Choir, etc.). At the conclusion of the performance, these will be returned to you along with
written comments and 2 SD/SDHC cards containing the Adjudicators' verbal comments. We recommend that each school delegate a Director or chaperone
to be responsible for delivering and collecting these materials.
Equipment and Case Storage:
Storage space for equipment and instrument cases is not available at the performance site. Warm-up rooms must be left empty when vacated
by the group. Instrumental groups are requested to leave cases on the bus and carry their instruments into the performance site.
Many of the festival venues used by Trills & Thrills are concurrently being used by students and faculty. Please inform your students
that they are NOT to wander around the building and that excessive noise will not be tolerated. No one will be allowed in or out of
the performance area during performances. There should be no talking, as if they were attending a concert. If there is a need to
leave the performance area, remind them to do so quietly and only in between groups. Trills & Thrills' Site Directors reserve the right
to request groups leave the performance site if they are unable to exercise appropriate behavior.
Role of Chaperones:
Trills & Thrills extends a generous number of chaperones to participate in our festivals on a complimentary basis. In return, we respectfully
request that chaperones be responsible for the active enforcement of all rules, policies and procedures instituted by Trills & Thrills and our
Site Directors including, but not limited to, assisting with the swift and efficient movement of students through the performance venue and
insuring that students maintain a high level of behavior and decorum.
Park tickets will be distributed at the performance site. A representative from each school will be asked to confirm the number of tickets
being received and sign a Ticket Confirmation Sheet. Reductions in group size are not accepted on the day of the festival and refunds will
not be issued for unused park tickets. Please do not return unused admission tickets to Trills & Thrills or to the amusement park.
Driversí Ticket and Parking:
Many amusement parks admit school bus and motorcoach Drivers to the park for free by just showing their CDL (Commercial Driverís License).
Any parking fees for busses and motorcoaches at the park are the responsibility of the school and are not included in the cost of the festival.
Each parkís policy related to Driversí admission and parking can be found on the Festival Fact Sheet provided by Trills & Thrills.