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XIII. INT ISTANBUL BRASS BAND MAJORETTE MUSIC COMPETITION FESTIVAL 5-9 JULY

XIII. INT ISTANBUL BRASS BAND MAJORETTE MUSIC COMPETITION FESTIVAL 5-9 JULY

XIII. INT ISTANBUL BRASS BAND MAJORETTE MUSIC COMPETITION FESTIVAL 5-9 JULY

27-31 AUGUST

ISTANBUL HARMANFOLK CULTURE&FESTIVAL ORGANISATION would like seeing your dance group in  BRASSBAND MAJORETTE COMPETITION  FESTIVAL which will be held two period . HARMAN FOLKLORE YOUHT CLUB ISTANBUL / TURKIYE  ( Culture, Festival ORG.) was found in 1987 from ISTANBUL in TURKEY and has performed at numerous folk festivals in Europe, The United States and The Middle East. HARMANFOLK CULTURE & FESTIVAL ORG. arranges six different INT. CULTURE FESTIVAL - COMPETITION between  April – September  every year in  TURKEY. We invite all culture groups folk dance , folk music, brass band, Majorette , Chorus, Modern dance, theatre groups from all ages take place in ISTANBUL.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Festival organisation committee will provide one English speaking guide to each group for helping programme schedule. Groups can perform with live music or playback CD- FLASH DISK. If Group accept and agree with the festival conditions, have to fill up the APPLICATION FORM and send us with a short brief about their background and their previously activities in abroad and group photos by e-mail with attachment file. During the festival, there will be three times of gift exchanges, two of them with Municipality Mayors and one of them with the festival committee at welcoming meeting.

FESTIVAL GENERAL CONDITIONS :Brass band and majorette groups will be able to make free stage arrangement or choreography in all categories according to their own wishes. The categories will be separated when there are at least two groups in the child and adult categories. The number of participants is at least 8 and there is no upper present.

The natural creativity of choreographers, coaches and majors, who demand more than just the classical major concept as "decoration" for marching bands, should be used in this competition. natural, visual, disciplinary, the harmony of the band and majorette groups with each other, the group management of the group leader is very important.Most programs are held in the evening however, some day time programs are also scheduled. Performances  are approximately 10-12 munities open air night time. The time of the performance allowed will be strictly limited. All groups will show of their performance max 2 nights, groups shall perform in ISTANBUL different MUNICIPALITIES .We are going to invite 8 countries . ( Folklore, Modern Dance, Choir, Brassband Majorettemusic, children, young and adult groups)

ACCOMMODATIONS 

***   3   HOTEL                   185 € / per person/ all Festival  4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS. ISTANBUL centrum  each room has 2-3-4 beds.. We will provide to you Two  meals per day Breakfast+Dinner

****  4   HOTEL                   205 € / per person/ all Festival  4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS ISTANBUL centrum  each room has 2-3 beds.. We will provide to you Two  meals per dayopen buffet  Breakfast+Dinner   If group come more than 25 people 1free,  35 people 2 free. If groups want to lunch pocket we can arrange it. Eaach participant groups will be given a maximum of 3 twin or double rooms. An extra fee is charged for single and extra double romms.

TRANSPORTATION:

If group is coming by PLANE, we are going to hire a bus for all of their ground transportations.  Groups would have to pay this bus cost. The bus serves throughout the festival dates including airport transfers, excursions program transfers (group will visit historical areas in European side only once), and transfers to the field performance. At the first day of the festival transportation fee should be paid to the festival committee. The cost of the bus (for max. 45 people) is total 1200 € (Euros). If number of the group is less than 16 people, the cost of the bus is 980 € (Euros).  For the solo/duet participants between 1-4 people, the cost  is 90 € (Euros) per person.

IST CUP PRIZE : Competition-Festival Committee will give Certificate, Medal to the all participants, moreover; plates and souvenirs will be given for each group and per categories 1st, 2nd and 3rd.The following prize money will be awarded to the groups who take the highest marks between all the groups.ISTCUP CUP and prize. 

ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL:

Groups will visit the historical area in European side SULTANAHMET CAMII (BLUE MOSQUE (free)) , SAINT SOPHIA, TOPKAPI PALACE, GRAND BAZAAR . PRIVATE BOAT TOUR (15 € per person). Participant groups will be able to see PUBLIC BAZAAR and big SHOPPING CENTERS. swiming the marmara sea.

CHANGEABLE PROGRAM;

1.    Day:   Arriving to Istanbul.

2.    Day:   Groups are going to visit Byzantine historic district; Blue Mosque (free), St. Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, free time of festival.

3.    Day:   Competition (concert hall) at the shopping centrum. Festival performances at municipality stage (open-air).

4.    Day:   Boat tour at Bosphorus or shopping ,and performance at municipality stage (open-air).

5.    Day:   Leaving from Istanbul.