|•||Weather-proof performance site at the park!|
|•||On site Festival Director and Staff!|
|•||On-stage clinic by adjudicator following performance|
|•||Written comments by each adjudicator|
|•||High class trophy with rating given to each performing group|
|•||Bus parking provided|
|•||Complimentary group photo|
|•||Guaranteed Performance Time|
|■||North Dallas: Unlimited Bowling, 2 Level Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Rock Climbing, Laser Maze and Video Games. All -you-care-to-eat Pizza, Pasta, Salad buffet with unlimited drink (venue's choice).|
|■||DFW: Unlimited Laser Tag, Rock Climbing Wall, Route 66 Mini-Bowling, Bumper Cars, full bowling and and Non-Redeemable Arcade Games.
All-you-care-to-eat Pizza, Pasta, Salad, Potato, Hot Dog and Dessert buffet with unlimited sodas.
|■||South Texas: Unlimited play at park. Video games, Bungee Trampoline, Rock Climbing Wall, Max Flight Simulator, Dizzy Toucan, Parachute Drop, Silo Climb - Rock Climbing outslide, Go-Karts, Mad Raft Water Coaster.
Pizza lunch with unlimited drink.
|■||Houston: Unlimited play on Ten Pin Bowling, Bumper Cars, Jumpin' Star, Disk' O, Monkey Jump, iT'Z Express, and Non-Redeemable Arcade Games.
All-you-care-to eat Pizza, Pasta, Salad, Potato and Dessert buffet with unlimited sodas.
"Yesterday was WONDERFUL! I have never done a Pride of Texas festival before and I can't believe what I've been missing! I was so pleased with the organization, communication, and scheduling of the entire event, the professionalism from you, the judges and all the staff, and the facility. The kids were just elated with the park, and the parents were happy and had a ton of fun. I of course had fun, but mostly I was so grateful for the specific, constructive feedback they got in the clinic, and the positive affirmation and encouragement they got from receiving a division one trophy. I have to admit I was very nervous to take a long trip to a new location with so many students and instruments not knowing what it would be like, but everything about the experience FAR exceeded my expectations. Thank you SO MUCH for organizing it!"
Fine Arts Teacher, Strings
"Thank you for another great year!! My kids loved Hawaiian Falls! Can't wait to sign up for next year."
McDade ISD Bands
"I enjoyed the contest on Wednesday. This was my first time to attend this festival, and I would bring my students back again. "
Icenhower Intermediate School Band, McKinney, TX
"We had a BLAST today!!!! Awesome festival – thank you, and please thank your staff for a wonderful day.
We will be back again next year, so please let us know when the schedule is set."
Scott Johnson Middle School Orchestra, Irving, TX
"I just wanted to thank you for giving my group the opportunity to perform at the Pride of Texas Festival. They were so excited to perform for the judges and of course have fun at the venue. This is the first year the Panther Honor Choir has existed and no one has ever taken a group to compete at any festivals before. This has given our school something positive to talk and maybe even brag about. It's the first trophy in our trophy case and I hope the first of many to come. So thank you for the wonderful experience for my students. "
A.E. Butler Elementary Choir, Quinlan, TX
"Love me some Pride of Texas! You guys do a great job."
Bowie Middle School Band, Irving, TX
"It was a great day! I think our students had the best time in all the years we’ve gone there. The staff did what they could to see everything was taken care of. Already looking forward to next year! I think this was the first year that I wasn’t as worked up for it. Great job in running a successful contest!"
Paul Martin, Director of Bands
Lake Country Christian School, Fort Worth, Texas
I always enjoy seeing you and your mother everyone is so warm and personable. When I have a question via e-mail or phone message I always receive an immediate response. The festival is truly educational and fun. This year was my fourth year to participate in the Pride of Texas Music Festival at Amazing Jakes. I have had the experience of bringing middle school band students as a band director and choir students as an elementary choir director. Each year our participation is always exciting from our time with the judicators to the fun attractions. Here it is a week later and we are still talking about the festival. My students, their parents and teachers who come out to help chaperon had a blast!
See you next year"
West Main Elementary Choir,
"Good morning Erica!
Thanks for a great day at the Pride of Texas Music Festival at Sea World, SA yesterday. The venue we performed in was comfortable and ideal for their young voices. The judges' comments, their medals, and our trophy encouraged and motivated our students. The meal included was wholesome and tasty. Best of all the attractions offered at Sea World made their trip fun and memorable. They were so excited and said it was the best choir trip ever. I agree!"
Memorial Middel School Choirs
We had a really fun time. Please pass along my appreciation to the judges you had. They were very affirming and enthusiastic about choir, which is so important for my kids to hear (other than from me!) Thanks again!
Andrea Welty Peachy
Cypress Grove Intermediate Choir,
We had a FABULOUS time!!! The organization was terrific!!! As always, you did a MARVELOUS job at Sea World. You really DO a great job with the festival. KUDO's to all!!!
Lockhart ISD Bands
"What a wonderful day we had at the Pride of Texas Festival at Amazing Jake's in Plano! The day was perfect! The atmosphere was exciting; the judges were excellent; the performance venue was wonderful; and the Amazing Jake's buffet and games venue was truly AMAZING! Thanks for a great day at a GREAT price for our kids! We will be back next year!"
Harmony Junior High Choir
"Good Afternoon Ms. Crosley,
I want to tell you that we had a great time at Amazing Jake's and the Pride of Texas Festival. In years past we have gone to a different festival for our end of year fun trip, but when I polled my students which festival was better, the overwhelming response was Pride of Texas, and when I asked whether they wanted to go back next year, they gave an enthusiastic yes! Thank you for helping with such an outstanding program. My students and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and I would highly recommend Pride of Texas to other directors."
Agnew Middle School Orchestras
"Pat & I really enjoyed bringing our two groups last Friday. Normally these end-of-the-year contests are fun for kids, and painful for the directors & chaperones, but the way it was organized made it surprisingly a fun day for both the kids & us directors. Also, the fact that the contest was still so organized even with bad weather thrown in the mix makes me already willing to come back next year. The kids had a great time, and they got a taste of success, and not a single kid got bored & wanted to leave early. Thanks for your hard work. You’ve won us over. See you next year."
Itasca ISD Bands
"Bravo to you and the entire staff for the wonderful job you did at the contest! This year was the best ever; everything went perfectly, and our students loved it! It was great to have unlimited food and games, too!"
Jackson Technology Center Orchestras
"I just wanted to express how much fun we had at the Pride of Texas Music Festival yesterday. The kids loved it, the chaperones thought it was great and I am definitely going to bring a group next year. Thank you for a wonderful experience!"
Lamar Middle School Choirs
|■||Austin: Unlimited play on bowling, laser tag, laser maze and ALL arcade games. Lunch: All you care to eat pizza, pasta and salad buffet|