Can we bring ice chests and sack lunches into the park?
No food and drink are allowed to be brought into Hurricane Harbor. In addition to regular park vending, Hurricane Harbor will offer a pre-ordered $11.00 hot dog lunch, including chips and drink (on registration form). Pre-order deadline is April 13, 2020. No changes can be made to hot dog lunch numbers after April 13, 2020. Hot dog meals are non-refundable at contest check-out. Hurricane Harbor will also provide 6 - 7 additional food and drink vendors just for our event.
How do I get my preferred day and time for competing at the Hurricane Harbor Choral Festival?
The contest is scheduled in the order that pre-registration forms with deposits are received. Once your pre-registration form and deposit is received via, you will receive a link to complete online registration where you can request preferred dates and performance times.
What should my students wear?
We encourage choirs to wear their uniforms to enhance the professional atmosphere of the festival.
My students all have season passes to Hurricane Harbor?
Do they have to purchase the full package ($32.00)?
No. They can enter in the performing-only category for $15.00 per student.
What is the difference between Open and Invitational categories?
Invitational is similar to UIL. Sing three songs, two of which must be from the list and one of which must be a cappella.
Follow the rules of the PML. The open division has few or no rules. The open division is for show choirs and choirs performing non-UIL literature. You may sing one, two or three numbers or a medley of songs.
I have a young choir with little experience.
Can I enter the contest for comments only without competing?
Yes. Just check "comments only" on your entry form.
How do I know if I am Varsity or Non-Varsity?
Follow the rules found in the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules (click here). Enter the appropriate category whether you are open or invitational.
How will I know the time and date of my competition?
After your pre-registration form and deposit is received via US Mail, you will receive an e-mail with a link to complete your online registration where you can request preferred date and performance time. With as many as 150 choirs entering the contest, we want to personally see that all directors have the best time available to them.
Do I have to send in a $200 deposit per choir to reserve a time?
Yes. Remember that deposits are non-refundable and are applied to your total bill, not in addition to your bill.
How do I purchase Chaperone tickets?
Order as many as you like, but please use them only for your chaperones. If you have students who are not singing, but you want them to go to Hurricane Harbor, you must purchase a performing ticket for them.
What days can our kids go to Hurricane Harbor?
The day most kids come as a group is Saturday, the last day of the contest. On that day only, Hurricane Harbor is not open to the public. The awards ceremony is at 5:30 p.m. However, the ticket you receive can be used anytime the park is open through the end of June.
After I have sent in my deposit, when will I hear from you again concerning other details about the day of the contest?
After we have closed registration, we will send you a letter detailing information you will need, usually by early April. Feel free to email Kathy if you have any questions prior to that time at firstname.lastname@example.org or (817) 371-3255.
When is the remaining balance due?
Your balance is due after your last choir sings on the day you perform. You do not need to pay for kids who are ineligible or do not participate. If you need to request a check prior to coming, get the amount as close as possible, or a little over, and we will refund your overpayment immediately at the contest. The remaining balance must be paid in order to receive your Hurricane Harbor park tickets. Hot dog meal deals are non-refundable. All changes to meal deal numbers must be reported by April 13, 2020.
What if I pay a deposit for 3 choirs but only end up bringing 2?
The $200 deposit for the choir you did not bring will be applied to your balance for the other 2 choirs.
Do I have to pay for ineligible kids or those who do not participate at the last minute?
No. We don't penalize you!
What if the check I bring doesn't equal the amount I owe?
It is best to overpay; we will write a refund check on the spot when you check out.
We're leaving Hurricane Harbor before the awards ceremony at 5:30pm. How do I get any awards we may have won? First and second division rating awards will be handed to you when you check out at the contest. If you win best-in-class or runner up in class, you can come to the BISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex (9200 Mid Cities Blvd., North Richland Hills, 76180) and pick up those trophies at your convenience. In order to keep costs low, we do not ship trophies if you do not attend the awards ceremony.
The competition will be held April 22 -25, 2020 at
Birdville High School
9100 Mid Cities Blvd, North Richland Hills, TX 76180
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm
1800 East Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006
View park website .