Hawaiian Waters - Garland, TX
- Registration opens October 1st, 2023.
- Registration closes May 1st, 2024. Late registration only.
- Final Registration #’s and Cancellation Deadline May 8th, 2024.
- Payment deadline May 10th, 2024.
- Instrumental Groups (Band, Orchestra, Recorder Groups, Guitar Class, etc.)
- Superior Ratings & Trophies
- Excellent Ratings & Trophies
|Admission Ticket (Students / Adult Sponsors)||Ensembles||Directors|
|$25 / Lunch and All day ticket
$20 All day ticket
|Ensembles $100 / ensemble||Directors Free|
Your favorite North Texas water park has a new name, Hawaiian Waters Garland, formerly Hawaiian Falls. Hawaiian Waters Garland is your oasis of fun, where adventure begins and family memories are created! Play with the kids in the Wave Pool, hang out in the Lazy River as they float by, or watch as they go down their favorite rides like the Flyin’ Hawaiian.
Gates open at 9:00am. First performance will be at 9:30am. The rides at the park will run from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The park will be closed to the public on festival days.
Payments, Cancellation and Changes in Numbers
All payments must be made or arrangements made in writing no later than May 8th, 2024. If paying by check or money order, please mail on or before May 10th, 2024. If paying by PO, process and email on or before May 10th, 2024. If paying by credit card, do so by May 10th, 2024.
Any cancellations must be made in writing by May 8th, 2024. After that date, the school/organization is responsible for the registration as submitted.
You may make changes (add or subtract your registration numbers) up until May 8th, 2024.
All changes need to be made in writing (email) to: email@example.com
You may purchase additional tickets (students and adults) at the park on the day when you arrive. Tickets sold up until the last performance of the day. Will this be managed and sold by you? We will not be able to manage this.
Late Fee Policy
It is extremely important we receive your payment before the deadline. If payment or a Purchase Order (PO) is not received by May 10th, 2024, the $100 ensemble fee will increase to $200.
A full refund will be made for any registered event up until May 8th, 2024. After the designated deadline, there will be no refund and arrangements for full payment must be made. If payment is not made by the designated deadline, responsible parties must arrange for payment ASAP.
As arranging school bus transportation does take time, PLEASE turn your bus request in ASAP. Plan to arrive at Hawaiian Waters with ample time for your warmup and performance (ideally one hour before). Additionally, make sure to ask what time you can leave school in the morning and when your transportation must be back at your school in the afternoon. Do NOT sign up for times that you will not be able to attend due to district bus transportation issues and regulations.
Instrumental competition will be held at the two pavilions located in the park. Ensembles will set-up in one pavilion while another ensemble is performing in the other pavilion. Chairs and stands along with 1 Bass Drum will be provided for the instrumental groups. Each group is responsible for bringing its own mallets and any other percussion equipment needed.
Electrical outlets will be provided but please bring your own extension cords if needed. No keyboards will be provided for instrumental groups.
Choir competition will be held at a separate pavilion located near wave pool. Choral risers, an electric piano and a music playback system for CDs and iPods will be provided for choral groups.
Trophies will be given to every group that receives a rating of superior or excellent. Judges will rate the group, give a brief motivational assessment, and present the group with a trophy at the end of the performance.
Lunch is included in the price of the ticket ($25) for every participant. Lunch will consist of a hot dog, chips and a drink. Hawaiian Waters will also have concession stands open. Lunch closes at 1:00 PM. Lunch will be served from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Groups are allowed to bring coolers to the park. No glass!
There is plenty of seating around the park, please be courteous to fellow schools.
Competition Day Information
Your bus will be met by a greeter who will direct the teacher to a welcome desk where they will check in and do the following:
- Pick up tickets
- Purchase additional tickets if needed
- Leave judges’ music
- Leave judges’ adjudication forms
- Leave set up forms
- Complete any unfinished business
Each performance ensemble needs to report to their designated meeting area 15 minutes before their scheduled warm-up time. Groups will need to retrieve their instruments from the bus prior to that time. Instrumental groups will warm-up and perform at the same pavilion. Choirs will have a designated gathering/warm-up area. There will be no piano or sound system in the warmup area. Ensembles should return their instruments to the bus immediately following their performance. If your bus is not staying for the day, we will assign you a designated place to store your instruments.
Once you have performed, you will be escorted out of the performance area and into the park.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the buses park, and can they drop us at the park and return later?
Absolutely. Buses will park on the south side of the park and they can come and go as they please.
I must request my check months in advance of the competition. What if my number of students changes?
Changes must be made before May 8, 2024. After that date, the school/organization is responsible for the registration as submitted.
Do we wear uniforms when we sing?
If you wish, you may wear choir, band, or orchestra t-shirts for the performance. There are no adequate changing facilities at the park. Water park attire is appropriate.
What happens if we have inclement weather?
In the event of rain, the park will remain open and running. In the event of lightning, students will be directed to shelter for the period that lightning is in the area. In the event the park will not be open due to inclement weather determined by the park, a full refund will be made.
When will we get detailed information about my competition date and time?
Once you have registered, we will communicate via email concerning performance times and dates.
What grade levels will be attending the festivals?
Elementary & Middle school bands, choirs, orchestras and selected music groups can attend the festival.
Will our students be able to hear other ensembles?
Yes, as long as there is room for parents and sponsors to hear their own students.
What time does the park open and close?
The park will be open at 9:00 AM. Groups scheduled earlier than 10:00 AM can arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled performance time. Rides will open at 9:30am. Rides will be closed at 2:30 PM, but groups scheduled after 2:30 PM can remain in the park until they perform. All schools must be out of the park by 4:30pm. Schools will not be allowed to wait inside the park for their buses.
Do I need to bring music for the judges?
Yes, you will need to bring 2 sets of scores for your judges with the measures numbered.
Do I need to bring judges sheets?
Yes, you will need to bring 2 sets of the judge’s form. This form can be found here. HW Judges sheet
What about set up forms for instrumental groups?
Yes, you will need to bring your set up form. This form can be found here. instrument setup
How long do we have for warm-up?
Groups will have 15 minutes for warm-up.
How long do we have for concert?
Groups will have 15 minutes for concert/judge’s clinic.
How many pieces should we perform?
You will need to program no more than 10 minutes of music and no more than 2 pieces.
Can parents and friends come to our performance?
Yes, but will need to purchase tickets through their ensemble’s director prior to performance day. $25 w/lunch, $20 w/out lunch
Who will be judging?
Highly qualified teachers will be judging your group.
Hawaiian Waters Judges