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Gradtastic SeaWorld Orlando 2023

The Ultimate 8th Grade Grad Event

Beginning in May of 2023, 8th graders rule the night at Gradtastic at SeaWorld Orlando.  Skip the lines during this private, after-hours event and celebrate with food, fun, and fabulous park perks.

And one more thing…it’s packed with more coasters than any other park in Orlando!

 

Electrifying entertainment includes DJs, Dance Starters, and GradTastic at SeaWorld Banners, Private Shows, and more!

For Teachers and Chaperones

At SeaWorld’s 8th Grade GradTastic Grad Night, teachers and chaperones are in for a treat as well!  Enjoy Chaperone-Only VIP Lounges, Front-of-the-Line Passes, and more.

All the fun and thrills you can handle for only $74.99

 

 

Gradtastic at SeaWorld Orlando Request

Limited Availability*


 

Music USA Festival – SeaWorld Orlando

Music USA Festival – SeaWorld Orlando

Music USA invites you to perform at the Ports of Call, a magnificent 12,000 square feet, climate-controlled ballroom at SeaWorld Orlando.  Your performance will be expertly adjudicated for optimum learning and skill development and followed by an energetic awards ceremony.

After you wrap up your time in the spotlight, spend the day chasing thrills  – SeaWorld has more coasters than any other park in Orlando!

An Educational Opportunity for Young Musicians to Experience

Exclusive Musical Performance on a Soundstage
Positive Adjudication
Personalized Clinic
Trophies & Awards
Grand Awards Ceremony

at one of the World’s Greatest Theme Parks!

 

It’s so simple and convenient to participate!  You choose your own performance time when you sign up and enter SeaWorld directly from Ports of Call – maximizing your time in the park!

 

 

Festival Application for SeaWorld Orlando

 


 

Music USA Festival – March 2023

Music USA Festival at Universal Orlando Resort

Set the stage for excitement as Music USA welcomes you to Soundstage 33 at Universal Orlando Resort! Your performance will be expertly adjudicated for optimum learning and skill development and followed by an energetic awards ceremony.

Follow your spotlight moment with a day filled with thrills at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida!

 

An Educational Opportunity for Young Musicians to Experience

Exclusive Musical Performance on a Soundstage
Positive Adjudication
Personalized Clinic
Trophies & Awards
Grand Awards Ceremony

at one of the World’s Greatest Theme Parks!

It’s so simple and convenient to participate!  You choose your own performance time when you sign up and unload just 75′ from the venue.  You’ll also enter Universal Studios directly from Soundstage 33 – maximizing your time in the park!

 

Festival Application for March 2023

 


Music USA Festival-April 2023

Music USA Festival at Universal Orlando Resort

Set the stage for excitement as Music USA welcomes you to Soundstage 33 at Universal Orlando Resort! Your performance will be expertly adjudicated for optimum learning and skill development and followed by an energetic awards ceremony.

Follow your spotlight moment with a day filled with thrills at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida!

 

An Educational Opportunity for Young Musicians to Experience

Exclusive Musical Performance on a Soundstage
Positive Adjudication
Personalized Clinic
Trophies & Awards
Grand Awards Ceremony

at one of the World’s Greatest Theme Parks!

It’s so simple and convenient to participate!  You choose your own performance time when you sign up and unload just 75′ from the venue.  You’ll also enter Universal Studios directly from Soundstage 33 – maximizing your time in the park!

 

Festival Application for April 2023


Music USA Festival-May 2023

Music USA Festival at Universal Orlando Resort

Set the stage for excitement as Music USA welcomes you to Soundstage 33 at Universal Orlando Resort! Your performance will be expertly adjudicated for optimum learning and skill development and followed by an energetic awards ceremony.

Follow your spotlight moment with a day filled with thrills at Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida!

 

An Educational Opportunity for Young Musicians to Experience

Exclusive Musical Performance on a Soundstage
Positive Adjudication
Personalized Clinic
Trophies & Awards
Grand Awards Ceremony

at one of the World’s Greatest Theme Parks!

It’s so simple and convenient to participate!  You choose your own performance time when you sign up and unload just 75′ from the venue.  You’ll also enter Universal Studios directly from Soundstage 33 – maximizing your time in the park!

Festival Application for May 2023

 


Gradventure 2023

Universal’s Gradventure 2023

Celebrate the end of the middle school year with a party at TWO fantastic parks- Universal Studios™ Orlando and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™Gradventure 2023 is just for middle school grads ready to have the times of their lives!

What is Gradventure 2023?

Middle school student groups from across the country will celebrate late into the night at Universal Studios™ Orlando.   They’ll dance along to a DJ, enjoy mouthwatering munchies, and have a blast on exciting rides and attractions. Grads also get exclusive access to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

There’s dedicated private access between the parks so students can safely hop between the parks as their exciting night unfolds.

Make your plans for Universal’s Gradventure -A spectacular middle school graduation party with TWO PARKS, dinner included! Excited students fill the streets of Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for a one-of-a-kind celebration for their graduation. Limited space available, don’t miss out!

 

Before visiting Universal Orlando, review the safety guidelines at www.UniversalOrlandoYouth.com/Safety.

 

Reserve Your Tickets Early!

Tickets are limited*


Grad Bash 2023

Universal’s Grad Bash 2023

Students can celebrate in not one, but TWO THEME PARKS! Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

What is Grad Bash 2023?

Orlando’s hottest senior class party is Universal’s Grad Bash. This epic rite of passage takes place in two spectacular theme parks, Universal Studios™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. On Grad Bash nights, the parks are closed to everyone except high school seniors.  It’s an awesome experience to have these world-class theme parks open exclusively to them!

Grad Bash is an all-night celebration featuring today’s hottest music stars performing LIVE in concert at various locations in each park. This unforgettable experience includes tons of dancing, high-energy coasters, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, exciting rides and attractions, and mouthwatering munchies.

 

Make your plans for Universal’s High School Grad Bash -A spectacular high school graduation party with TWO PARKS, dinner included! Excited students fill the streets of Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure for a one-of-a-kind celebration for their graduation. Limited space available, don’t miss out!

 

Before visiting Universal Orlando, review the safety guidelines at www.UniversalOrlandoYouth.com/Safety.

 

Reserve Your Tickets Early!

Tickets are limited*


Elite Performance Series – Carnegie Hall in New York City

Elite Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City

March 14, 2023

Perform on One of the World’s Most Prestigious Stages

Animado Events is proud to present the Elite Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Shine the spotlight on your talented ensembles as they take part in exciting festival performances with acclaimed clinicians at iconic Carnegie Hall.

A national landmark in NYC, Carnegie Hall has been home to both classical and popular music performances since 1891. Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie envisioned it as one of the most prestigious venues in the world, and it remains so today.

The Elite Performance Series Includes:

The Elite Performance Series is a concert performance, clinic, and prestigious performance – all in one exceptional event. Every Elite package includes:

    • Sound checks on stage
    • One-hour clinic with a prominent conductor
    • Festival performance and written critiques
    • One (1) Festival performance CD for director, Carnegie Hall house system
    • Official Festival t-shirt
    • Official Festival souvenir program
    • Group award plaque
    • Official Festival photographer at Carnegie Hall (prints not included – each ensemble will receive a 16 X 20 taken during its performance)
    • Artist Pass lanyard

 

More to Explore!

While you’re here, explore all that NYC has to offer.  Take in a Broadway show, check out the Universal Hip Hop Museum, or plan a visit to Louis Armstrong’s home in Queens.  Your Animado Events team will help you plan the perfect NYC itinerary!

Registration

Middle and High School band, choir, and orchestra ensembles are invited to participate.

Applicants must include a recent performance or superior rating from a state contest (within one year of applying).

Apply Below


Per Performer Cost – $578

Perform on one of the world’s most prestigious stages!

Hearts and Hopes of Heroes – SeaWorld Orlando

Hearts and Hopes of Heroes

Veterans Day in Orlando is an inspiring celebration of veterans and their families.  It’s filled with pride, patriotism, and heartfelt gratitude!

Hearts and Hopes of Heroes is a special youth tribute honoring all veterans.  Young people from around the country will come together to perform as part of a 300-person mass choir.

This multimedia presentation will highlight the life of veterans, the adventure of new experiences, shared hardship and triumph, the bonds of the family/team that takes it on and makes it all happen, and the families they miss at home.

This event is a moving homage to our nation’s warriors and a unique opportunity for today’s youth to spend time with them.  It’s a performance opportunity like no other!

Orlando 2022
Hearts and Hopes of Heroes

America’s Grateful Youth Salute Our Veterans

A mass choir multi-media production highlighting the lives of American Veterans

November 10, 2022

4:00pm-7:00pm Rehearsal (location TBD)
7:00pm-8:00pm Dinner Break (meal included)
8:00pm-9:30pm Dress Rehearsal

November 11, 2022

12:00pm – 1:30pm Sound Check at the Nautilus Theater
2:30pm – 4:00pm Hearts and Hopes of Heroes

Songs and Sand Children’s Choir Festival

Songs and Sand Children’s Choir Festival

June 2 – 4, 2023 Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

Join Dr. Emily Williams Burch and Alex Gartner for a children’s choir event that hits all the high notes!  The Songs and Sand Children’s Choir Festival will inspire, excite, and energize youth choirs and conductors from around the country.

 

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:

  • Prepare and perform music chosen by our distinguished guest conductors
  • Clinics for individual ensembles (led by Burch or Gartner)
  • Opportunity to perform at local worship services
  • Chance for conductors to earn professional hours

Learn More About Our Guest Conductors

Dr. Emily Williams Burch began teaching in 2007, including directing community choirs, teaching in public schools, training in professional development settings, and as a professor at the university level.

Currently the Coordinator of Music Education and Professor at the University of South Carolina, Aiken, Dr. Burch is also the Founder/Artistic Director of RISE Chorales, a community choir organization with youth and adult choirs based in Savannah, GA.

On the side, Dr. Burch is an active clinician, adjunct music faculty at Savannah Technical College, and serves as chair for the ACDA National Standing Committee for Advocacy and Collaboration as well as R&R Coordinator for the Southern Region.

Catch Dr. Burch on her podcast “Music (ed) Matters” wherever you listen to podcasts – or follow her adventures running and pacing marathons at @elevatedrunningandpacing.

 

Alex Gartner serves as the Artistic & Executive Director of the Pensacola Children’s Chorus which annually impacts 25,000 individuals throughout Northwest Florida, including over 5,000 youth.

In this role, he also serves the American Choral Directors Association as the Children’s and Youth R&R Coordinator for the Southern Region, is an all-state coordinator for the Florida Music Education Association, and previously served on the national arts education council with Americans for the Arts.

An active clinician, guest conductor, and composer, his arrangements are available through many reputable publishers.

Follow Gartner on social media if you want to see pictures of his dog, knock-off Cincinnati chili recipes, and reposting his wife’s “viral” food blog @ShirstAteThat.

 

Find Out More About Songs and Sand