We are looking forward to hosting high school instrumentalists from academies across Mid-America for Music Festival 2022 featuring band and orchestra February 2-5, 2022.
The event will begin Wednesday evening and the mass band and orchestra will practice Wednesday evening, Thursday and Friday to prepare for the festival performance.
Special weekend performances
- Academy Spotlight - Friday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m.
- Festival Concert - Saturday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m.
COVID protocol: Attendees will be required to wear face masks at these performances.
In order to keep our campus and event attendees safe and healthy, Union College will implement the following protocols during the Music Festival event.
All visiting participants will be required to take a COVID test within 24 hours before departing for Union and register a negative test result.
All visitors will be required to wear a face mask while indoors on our campus Musicians will be required to wear modified masks and use instrument covers while playing. If a modified mask isn't available, wind and brass players may use two masks—above and below the mouthpiece—when playing.
The only exceptions will be:
- When sleeping in designated sleeping quarters
- When seated and eating at Union Market
If any visiting participant (student, staff or chaperone) develops symptoms associated with COVID 19, the participant will immediately withdraw from the event and take a rapid COVID test provided by Union College. If the test is negative, they will be able to continue to participate in the event. If the test is positive, they will isolate immediately.
Union has reserved a small number of sleeping rooms for isolating visitors who test positive for COVID. The visiting schools will be responsible for taking care of their students in isolation—including bringing them meals.
This schedule is subject to change.
Sectional practice locations
Flutes: Primary I Sabbath School (Annex third floor)
Clarinets: Primary II Sabbath School (Annex third floor)
Saxophones and Bass Clarinets: Junior Sabbath School (Annex)
Trumpets and French Horns: Heartland Hall A
Trombones, Euphoniums and Tubas: Heartland Hall C
Snare drums: Room 220
Orchestra: Fellowship Hall (lower level)