2024 School Registration
Please read through all of the information below before you begin the registration process!
HOW DO I REGISTER MY SCHOOL?
All school registrations must be submitted online. You will need to be prepared to submit all the names of students and sponsors/chaperones attending the Festival immediately following your submission of the school registration form. By submitting the online school registration form, you are adhering to the Festival’s cancellation policy (see below). However, your school registration is not considered complete and you will not be accepted to Festival and ranked until the following has been done. We will not accept any forms until you have submitted the online school registration form.
Or mail to:
Or fax to: 309-438-5364
PLEASE NOTE: It is the primary sponsors’ responsibility to make sure that all medical/media release forms are completely filled out, signed, and are legible before you send them in. Any incomplete forms or forms that cannot be read will not be allowed. Please make sure your students are NOT using a pencil but are using a black pen to fill out the form.
Schools will be registered in a first-come, first-served basis. Due to safety, quality, and space concerns, the number of participants is determined by the capacity of the facilities. Once registration is full, schools will be placed on a waiting list. We often reach capacity several days, if not weeks, before the deadline.
IS THERE A SCHOOL REGISTRATION FEE?
WHAT IS THE COST FOR EACH STUDENT AND SPONSOR?
Students (excluding All-State): $75.00 each
If space is still available, schools that don’t complete their registration by October 27, 2023 will be assessed a $15.00 per person late fee. Late registrations and payments for these schools must be received by November 13, 2023. No registrations will be accepted after this date.
NEW THIS YEAR: When filling out the school registration form, you can purchase printed Festival programs for $5.00 each. Festival programs will no longer be provided to each school. They are only available for advanced purchase. All information in the printed program is available on the Guidebook app. This is optional if you and/or your students want a souvenir copy to keep. More information can be found here.
WHAT IS THE DUE DATE TO COMPLETE THE SCHOOL REGISTRATION PROCESS?
All late registrations (after October 27, 2023) will be assessed a $15.00 per person late fee. No registrations will be accepted after this date. Please be aware, once we reach capacity we will only accept wait list registrations. We normally will reach our first cut off capacity number a few days, if not a week prior to the deadline.
HOW MANY STUDENTS CAN I REGISTER?
Each high school is allowed to register up to 40 total participants, including students and sponsors/chaperones. The most you can bring is 36 students with 4 chaperones. All sponsors/chaperones must be at least 21 years of age. Students must currently be enrolled in 9th–12th grades. We enforce a 10:1 student-to-sponsor ratio or fraction thereof. For example, if you have 13 registered students than you will be required to have 2 sponsors/chaperones. Please check with your high school to see if they have a higher student-to-sponsor ratio.
WHAT IS THE REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY?
HOW DO MY STUDENTS SIGN UP FOR COLLEGE AUDITIONS?
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE FURTHER FESTIVAL INFORMATION?
You will receive additional details about Festival via email in on December 15, 2023. If you do not receive this email by December 15,contact Illinois State University at 309-438-2160 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The email content will also be posted on the Know Before You Go page.
WHEN WILL I KNOW THE ALL-STATE AND OPENING PERFORMANCE MY SCHOOL WILL ATTEND?
Contact Meg Rhoades with ISU Conference Services at email@example.com with any school registration questions.