Festivals | FestivalDisney

Walt Disney World® Resort – Lake Buena Vista, FL (near Orlando, FL)

A music festival of Magical proportions – Festival Disney! Through the unparalleled resources of Disney, students from across the nation can thrill to an outstanding competitive and educational experience, right in the middle of all the magic!



•  Festival Disney is a series of competitive performance events taking place during the    spring. Participating groups may also choose to participate in a non-competitive    status..

•  The Festival is open to all Middle, Junior and Senior High School concert and marching    (parade) bands, string orchestras, chamber orchestras, full orchestras, jazz and choral    ensembles, show choirs and auxiliary units. No audition is required.

•  Performance venues included Disney’s Saratoga Springs, Downtown Disney® Pleasure    Island and Disney’s Hollywood Studios™.

•  A top panel of adjudicators provides written and verbal feedback in all categories and    conducts personalized feedback clinics for each concert group.

•  Al participating ensembles receive a one-of-a-kind Festival Disney Award and every    member of the ensemble receives a Festival Disney Medal. Within each Division and    Classification, a “Best in Class” ensemble is selected (i.e. the top High School Concert    Band in Class A or a middle school Mixed Choir). Special Awards are provided to    individuals in certain categories at the adjudicator’s discretion. The three highest rated    ensembles within each category, regardless of classification, are recognized with Gold,    Silver, and Bronze Awards. Awards are presented based on criteria outlined in the    Festival Disney application information.