THE PURPOSE OF THE NFMC FESTIVALS PROGRAM
Festivals are designed for ALL members of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). Festivals are not a competition but an opportunity to perform and receive evaluation. The NFMC sets the rules and all Festivals are administered by the Georgia Federation of Music Clubs (GFMC) in accordance with the rules as stated in the NFMC Festivals Bulletin. No exceptions will be made.
The NFMC’s Festivals provide young musicians and adults (age 19 and above) opportunities and encouragement for continued musical growth. Entrants are evaluated on their individual merits. The Festivals are intended for students at all levels of ability. Encouragement is our foremost goal.
- Festival Chair Checklist
- Procedural Manual
- Festival Chairs
- Festival Schedule
- Festival Forms
- Gold/Silver Cups
- NFMC Bulletin Update
NOTE TO FESTIVAL CHAIRMEN
Welcome to the Georgia Federation of Music Clubs! We hope you have an exciting and profitable year of festivals. Here is some helpful and important information.
Specially Capable Student
If you have a student who qualifies for the specially capable category, you may complete this form via the National Federation of Music Club’s website at this link
If you have a student who has previously participated in festival and has transferred to your studio to participate this upcoming year, you need to complete the transfer form via the National Federation of Music Club’s website at this link
Information about liability insurance can be found via the National Federation of Music Club’s website at this link. If you are interested in this insurance, the deadline is November 15th to Amy VanderLugt, Treasurer.
Senior Club Membership
Senior Club Membership is due SEPTEMBER 1st. Application form
Please go to https://georgianfmc.org and click on Membership enrollment forms/electronic submission of forms and fees. What is the Senior Club? The Senior Club is yourself or a group of teachers in your area/city who collectively apply for membership to the Georgia and National Federation of Music Clubs. Your group should create a club name that will be used as your Senior Club Name. You should also include adult students on this registration form. Membership is paid based on the number of teachers/adult students that you include.
Next, download the Senior Club Roster Form on the same webpage. You will need to list every teacher and adult student along with their personal contact information and submit this form to Amy VanderLugt with your dues. A copy of your teachers names (without a check) must be emailed to Leslie Kennedy Lkmusic@comcast.net.
Junior Club Membership
Junior Club Membership is due September 15th to Amy VanderLugt (see Senior Club Membership for contact information). Please go to https://georgianfmc.org and click on Membership enrollment forms/electronic submission of forms and fees. What is the Junior Club? The Junior Club should include all of your non-adult students in your studio regardless of whether or not they participate in Festival. You are to create a name for your Junior Club. Membership is paid based on the number of students that are included.
You will also need to submit the Junior Club Roster Form on the same webpage. List the names of every student in your studio and submit this form to Leslie Kennedy, Festival Chair and Rebekah Boles, Treasurer.
Submit your order for certificates to Jane Lester at email@example.com no than September 25th. This order should include your expected need for:
Participation certificates (the half page sized certificates) – Each student who participates will receive this certificate regardless of rating.
Superior certificates (full page certificates – white in color). For students who have received Superior for the first time. Also for students who received a superior this year but skipped last year or didn’t score superior last year (they may have received a superior two or more years ago).
Consecutive superior certificates (full page certificates, off white in color, for students who received a superior last year and this year) Note: any student who receives this consecutive superior certificate must have multiple consecutive years of superiors. If they didn’t participate one year, anything before that year no longer counts for this certificate. If they didn’t receive a superior one year, anything before that year no longer counts for this certificate.
Three, Six, Nine and 12 year consecutive superior certificates (full page, each a different color, for students who have received the corresponding consecutive superiors) Stipulations of missed Festival participation and non-superior years still apply to eligibility to receive these ‘milestone’ certificates.
What to Submit After Festival
Submit the JR 3-3 to Leslie Kennedy at Lkmusic@comcast.net and the Treasurer, Amy VanderLugt at firstname.lastname@example.org. (See Senior Club Membership for contact information). The JR 3-3 instructions are printed on the form. PLEASE follow them exactly. List the events in the same order as they are printed in the bulletin. Completely fill out the summary report, including the consecutive superiors by year.
Also, submit the JR 3-4 to Leslie Kennedy at Lkmusic@comcast.net. Again, please follow directions. Classify entrants by event and then alphabetize within the event. PLEASE submit this form electronically via excel so that it can easily be copied into a file for permanent records. Handwritten forms and printed forms will NOT be accepted.
ALL OF THESE FORMS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 20th!
Thank you for all that each of you do to share your love of music! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Leslie Kennedy – State Festival Chairman