ENTERING STUDENTS IN THE FEDERATION FESTIVAL
To enter your students in your local Federation Festival, you must first be a member in good standing (dues current) of a Senior Club in the Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs. By viewing the contents of the Federation Festival page (on the website) you will find contact information for your local festival chair. You need to inform him, or her, that you are interested in enrolling students in a Federation Festival. The chair will inform you about the date(s) when forms are due, and the date of the festival you wish to enter.
Next, you need a rating sheet for each student. Your local Federation Festival chair will alert you to a site so that you can download the paperwork necessary to enter your students. (Copies are also available from the NFMC website) You will need to compile all of your students information on a single form called the Application. You can see sample entry forms and application forms in the Download Forms section below.
You will need to collect dues (Junior Club dues are paid by the teacher and submitted to the WFMC Treasurer by the due date.) and entry fees from all of your students, and then submit a single check to your local festival chair. Presently, dues are $2.00 per student annually, but this amount changes from time to time, so be sure to check with your district festival chairperson to ask about the current rate and the date on which dues are due. Once a student has paid their membership fee for the year, they can then enter as many events at Federation Festival as they wish.
Students are assessed an entry fee per event they enter. This fee may also change from year to year, so be sure to check with your district festival chair. Example: a student who participates in the Violin Solo and Theory/Musicianship events would thus pay two event fees, one for each event entered plus a single junior club membership fee.
Students who are ineligible to earn Federation Festival Gold Cups due to impending graduation from high school may be eligible for reduced entry fees since part of the entry fees are used to pay for cup trophies. Ask your local chair for more information.
If you are not a member of a senior club, you must pay for an individual senior membership. Whether a member of the WFMC Independent Senior Club, or another Senior Club, club registration paperwork is to be sent to the WFMC Membership chair by the due date listed. Presently, the fee for an individual senior membership is $20.00 but this fee is subject to change, so be sure to consult your local chair. Many teachers divide this fee among the students who are entering, and simply add a small amount on to each student’s membership fees. In this way, your participation in WFMC Federation Festival costs are diminished.
In all states of the NFMC it is imperative that concerts, festivals, recitals and all, or any, event conducted, or sponsored by Music Clubs, be insured. It is a requirement of this state that insurance be purchased. Below is the paperwork needed in order to insure an event you will be conducting i.e. recitals.
In addition to the liability insurance form, it is required that the form below be filled out.