Questions... and Answers!

When should we plan to arrive and depart?

Concert Events on November 30th will begin at 10:00 am with final scheduling of all groups being provided two weeks before. Field Show competition will be determined based on number and style of groups. Awards will be held at 4:00 pm followed by escort travel to the beginning of the Festival of Lights Parade route for groups participating in the televised parade.

Will it be possible to extend our stay?

We will be happy to help groups enjoy some of Southern California’s exceptional visitor offerings including Disneyland Resort (Walt Disney’s original park and vision), Hollywood and Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm ( California original theme park with thrill rides), San Diego, Outlet Shopping, and so much more. Festival organizers will be pleased to work with you in customizing your visit to make this the ultimate California experience for your band members.

What if we cannot stay for the entire event?

Naturally, we hope that all participating bands will be present for the entire event, but should school schedules or other conflicts necessitate a late arrival or early departure, we will do our best to schedule your band’s performances accordingly to ensure that your experience is worthwhile. This holds especially true for local and/or regional participants.

Will there be a band registration fee?

Yes, each participating band will be required to pay a registration fee of $200.00 per group to participate and compete at the 2018 PS INVITATIONAL regardless of the number of events they are participating in. Additional fees per person may apply for group dinners, photos, etc.

What is included in the band registration fee?

> The opportunity to perform and compete representing their country, organization, school, city, state, and/ or province

> Evaluation from an international professional judging panel with recorded feedback on your performance(s)

> A participation award for your band

> An event keepsake for each performing band member

> A predetermined # of executive VIP access passes

> A predetermined # of staff access passes

> Complimentary general admission for bus drivers

> Free general admission to all competitions for all band members.