Spring Festival

DATE AND PLACE
Friday-Saturday, March 17-18, 2017
Robert Frost Middle School, 4101 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, Va., 22032

DEADLINES
The final postmarked deadline is Dec 1, 2016, midnight to submit the hard copy forms.  No registrations are accepted after midnight.  The Festival website, http://www.novaspfestival.org/   is open mid-October to Dec. 1.

Payment of VFMC Junior Club dues: October 20, 2016. ALL teachers must pay by the deadline.

New Teacher Registration Deadline and Computer Day. Saturday, November 12, 12 PM to 3:30 PM at Oakton Library. Any teacher needing help may attend.

FEE: $16.50 per student, per event

CHAIRS:
Marilynne Jost and Julie Hixon

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Newcomers’ meeting for teachers new to the festival: October 19, 2016, Wed, 10 AM at Jordan Kitt’s, 8500 Lee Highway, Fairfax, (Merrifield location). Teachers new to the festival MUST contact Julie Hixon (703-222-776) or Marilynne Jost (703-242-2808) PRIOR to this meeting. Rules, procedures, and registration will be explained. New teachers CANNOT register without his information.

Participating teachers must be members of a federated club or a Special Senior member. Teachers who have paid their NVMTA dues for the current year are automatically members in good standing of a federated Senior Club. To enter your students in the Spring Festival, you must federate them as a junior Club, paying dues for each participant to the Virginia Federation of Music Clubs by October 20. If you have not received a Junior Club dues statement by September 30, please request a form from VFMC Treasurer Nathalie W. Steinbach, ymsfred@juno.com, 540-373-6352.

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS
The repertoire and guidelines in the 2016-2020 Federation Festivals Bulletin apply. All teachers must purchase a Bulletin as soon as possible. Contact Julie Hixon, 703-222-7776.

ELIGIBILITY
Students of any age whose teacher belongs to NVMTA and has paid Junior Club dues to VFMC Treasurer by October 20, 2016. Juniors who enter must be under 19 years of age on the date of the festival year. Adult entrants must be 19 years or older on the date of the Festival, studying with a participating Federation teacher, and must be a student or senior member of the National Federation of Music Clubs.

Teachers are responsible for the guidelines in the Teacher Manual and the NFMC Bulletin.