Audience Information

Admission fee to the festival

Teachers, Parents, Family Members, 18 & over $8.00/day OR $20.00/week

Youth ages 17 & under Free

Performers and Accompanists Free

If an audience member is attending to see just one performance, payment is expected.

Recording competitions or adjudications


The use of recording devices or cameras is permitted provided that the user remains stationary and unobtrusive, and records ONLY his or her own competitor. No flash Photography is permitted.

Can my family/teacher/friends come to my performance?

Yes. The Sherwood Park Music Festival is open to the public, with paid admission fee. (see prices above)

Talking to the adjudicator

At no time may the teacher or competitor engage the adjudicator in conversation prior to or during any performance for that adjudicator. Such an approach may result in the competitors disqualification.

Conversations after a session or class must be confined to social comments and not any aspect of a performance.

Audience Etiquette

If you wish to attend the festival as an audience member, you should be aware of the following etiquette rules. Each entrant may be competing for trophies and scholarships. Some are competing for National class placement and certain Choral classes are recorded for future adjudication. As a result, these rules are very important to maintain a proper and level field of competition.

    • Audience members are to remain seated and quiet during performances. If necessary, you may leave the performance hall in between performances. Please note that you will not be allowed back into the hall until there is a break between performances. NOTE: Families with small children are welcome to attend the classes, but please note that a silent and seated audience is required for the class to commence. If your young child is found to be a disturbance (crying, running, misbehaving) you may be asked to leave the performance hall. Discretion is advised.

    • Please be sure to turn off (not silent or vibrate mode) any cell phones, pagers or any devices that make audible noise.

    • Photography, video and audio recording is permitted of your child's performance only. No flash photography is permitted. No video or audio recording of the adjudication is permitted.