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Bayou City Classic

Visit the Bayou City to perform in outstanding performing arts centers and experience the vibrant arts scene of the nation’s fourth largest city. Whether you choose to visit Kemah Boardwalk or Galveston Pleasure Pier, take in an Astros baseball game, or experience Space Center Houston, your trip is sure to be out of this world!

Why American Classic Festivals:

  • Outstanding Venues provide a memorable performance experience.
  • Professional recordings of each performance are provided.
  • Competitive or Motivational Platform is offered.
  • Experienced Adjudicators and Clinicians provide quality feedback.
  • All groups receive a recognition trophy and will have the opportunity to earn Outstanding Performance and Outstanding Soloist awards.  Premiere entrants will also be eligible for Best In Class and Best In Festival Awards.

Performance venues at the Bayou Classic music festival include:

  • Cinco Ranch HS Performing Arts Center
  • Clear Lake HS Performing Arts Center
  • Mayde Creek HS Performing Arts Center
  • Klein Cain High School Auditorium

Many venues are located near popular attractions in Galveston and the Bay Area or Typhoon Texas so the fun can begin as soon as the performance ends.

Travel & Lodging

  • Overnight packages include a 3+ star hotel with a full American breakfast for each participant.
  • For every 25 paid participants, receive one complimentary package (Director – Single Occupancy, additional comps – Double Occupancy).
  • Motor Coaches take care of all of your transportation needs.
  • Trips will be customized according to budget and interests.

Entertainment Options

  • April 3 & 4 Klein Cain High School Auditorium
  • April 17 & 18 Cinco Ranch HS Performing Arts Center
  • April 17 Pasadena High School
  • April 24 & 25 Clear Lake HS Performing Arts Center
  • May 1 & 2 Mayde Creek HS Performing Arts Center
  • May 15 & 16 Cinco Ranch HS Performing Arts Center
  • April 9 & 10 Klein Cain High School Auditorium
  • April 16 & 17 TBD
  • April 23 & 24 Clear Lake HS Performing Arts Center
  • April 30, May 1 Cinco Ranch HS Performing Arts Center
  • May 7 & 8 Mayde Creek HS Performing Arts Center
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April 12 & 13 – Klein Cain HS Auditorium

Best In Festival

  • Montgomery High School Varsity Women’s Choir
    Heather Orr, Director
    Montgomery, TX
  • Kahla Middle School Non-Varsity Tenor Bass Choir
    Bradley Acree, Director
    Houston, Texas
  • Bradley Middle School Varsity Band
    Emily Gurwitz, Director
    San Antonio, TX
  • Bradley Middle School Varsity String Orchestra
    Julie Post, Director
    San Antonio, TX
  • Kennandale High School Varsity Concert Band
    Erol K. Oktay, Director
    Kennandale, TX

Best In Class

  • Kahla Middle School Non-Varsity Tenor Bass Choir
    Bradley Acree, Director
    Houston, Texas
  • Kennandale High School Varsity Concert Band
    Erol K. Oktay, Director
    Kennandale, TX
  • Elkins High School Varsity Mixed Choir
    John Richardson, Director
    Missouri City, TX
  • Montgomery High School Varsity Women’s Choir (5A)
    Heather Orr, Director
    Montgomery, TX
  • Cypress Lakes High School Varsity Women’s Choir (6A)
    Rebecca Vaughn, Director
    Houston, TX
  • Montgomery High School Varsity Men’s Choir
    Heather Orr, Director
    Montgomery, TX
  • Elkins High School Non-Varsity Men’s Choir (6A)
    John Richardson, Director
    Missouri City, TX
  • Elkins High School Non-Varsity Women’s Choir (6A)
    John Richardson, Director
    Missouri City, TX
  • Lake Creek High School Non-Varsity Women’s Choir (5A)
    Cameron Carnley, Director
    Montgomery, TX
  • Bradley Middle School Varsity Band
    Emily Gurwitz, Director
    San Antonio, TX
  • Bradley Middle School Non-Varsity Band
    Karlos Elizondo, Director
    San Antonio, TX
  • Bradley Middle School Varsity String Orchestra
    Julie Post, Director
    San Antonio, TX

April 26 & 27 – Clear Lake HS

Best In Festival

  • Sugar Land Middle School Non Varsity Treble Choir
    Tracy Anderson, Director
    Sugar Land, TX

Best In Class

  • Sugar Land Middle School Non Varsity Treble Choir
    Tracy Anderson, Director
    Sugar Land, TX
  • Space Center Intermediate Varsity Treble Choir
    Carolyn Barksdale, Director
    Houston, TX
  • League City Intermediate Sixth Grade Choir
    Joy Tuneberg, Director
    League City, TX
  • Sweeny Junior High School Varsity Concert Band
    Brianna Mitchell, Director
    Sweeney, TX

May 3 & 4 – Cinco Ranch

Best In Festival & Best In Class

  • Montgomery Junior High School Combined Bands
    Kellie Hill, Director
    Montgomery, TX
  • Bowie Middle School Varsity String Orchestra
    Theo Talley, Director
    Richmond, TX
  • Goodson Middle School Non Varsity Treble Choir
    Dolores Noel, Director
    Cypress, TX

May 17 & 18 – Mayde Creek PAC

Best In Festival & Best In Class

  • Wunderlich Intermediate School Varsity Concert Band
    Tommy Patterson, Director
    Houston, Texas

April 20-21- Shadow Creek HS PAC

Best In Festival

  • Cypress Ridge HS Mixed Choir
    BJ Douglas, Director
  • Bradley MS Varsity Band
    Emily Gurwitz, Director
  • League City Intermediate Varsity String Orchestra
    Sara Styskel, Director

April 27-28 – Clear Lake HS PAC

Best In Festival

  • Moorhead Jr. High Varsity Treble Choir
    Ren Robertson, Director
  • Brazosport HS Varsity Jazz Band
    Dennis Boucher, Director
  • Space Center Intermediate Jr. High Varsity String Orchestra
    Renee Wang, Director

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