"For over 10 years, I have used only Fantastic Festivals for middle and high school level adjudications. The judges that Mr. Partridge brings in each year are exceptional music educators, and my students have always learned a lot from the adjudication process. You receive feedback on the spot in person, in written form, and in digital voice recordings. All three of these feedback methods have helped me and my students improve. With Fantastic Festivals, I have found it very easy to order theme park tickets and coordinate your site visit the day of the adjudication. I wouldn't suggest using any other company!"
Alexis Stolarun, Band & Choir Director, Horace W. Porter School

"The experience that Fantastic Festivals provides my orchestra students is both fun and musically complete. The adjudicators are fair, highly knowledgeable, and compassionate when working with students. The feedback that I get as a director is always applicable and helps me grow as a music educator. While the trophies that we earn are nice, the feedback that my students and I receive is far more valuable. Mr. Partridge and his team take care of all the logistics so directors can focus on their students and have a wonderful day of playing music and relaxing in the park afterwards. I highly recommend that all directors give Fantastic Festivals a try!"
Shane Peters, Orchestra Director, Ridgefield Public Schools
2024 Festival Dates
Six Flags New England  Agawam, MA
May 17, 24, 30, 31
June 6, 7, 13, 14
Festival and Park: $71
Park Only: $40

Lake Compounce  Bristol, CT
May 17, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
June 5, 6, 7, 13, 14
Festival and Park: $65
Park Only: $35

Festival Only: $35

Elementary, Middle, High Schools
Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, Orchestras, Choruses

End-of-year Competition Awards
In mid-June, after the completion of all the Fantastic Festivals dates, all groups entered as Competition groups will be placed in score order and trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in each division and catgegory. If you compete, you will be competing with groups from every festival day in your division.

Meet Our New Director
Keith Berry Named Director
Please join us in welcoming Keith Berry, who will be taking over for Gary Partridge as Director of Fantastic Festivals. For decades, Keith has served as the K-12 music department coordinator for the Manchester Public Schools and a music faculty member at Manchester (CT) High School. Before his present position, he taught at Southington High School and in the Farmington Public Schools at the middle and elementary school band levels. He received a Masters degree in Music Education from Central Connecticut State University and was a Magna cum Laude graduate of the Hartt School of Music.