All participants may stay in university residence halls for the entire four-day competition. Because of limited space, we can accommodate room requests only for siblings.
Groups traveling great distances or those who do not wish to travel on Sunday may arrive as early as 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at no additional charge.
Please bring a pillow, linens for a single bed (or sleeping bag), bath linens, soap, umbrella, etc.
Includes lodging and all meals
|On-campus, non-competing student attending
with participating group*|
Includes lodging and all meals
Includes lunch and supper, Monday–Thursday
Does not include meals
* Non-competing student registration forms must arrive with participating group forms.
|Accompanists & Instruments||Fee|
Cost applied per contest accompanied
|Standard band/orchestral instrument rental***||$25|
|Large lever harp rental***||$35|
|Pedal harp rental***||$50|
** Music for accompanists must be sent in by the registration deadline.
*** Limited number of instruments will be available for rental during the festival week. Please call ahead for availability.
Sponsors for groups of two or more will be our guests for residence hall accommodations and/or meals, based on the number of high school students in the group.
Note: We cannot accommodate adults, other than sponsors, in the residence halls.
Send your reservation form and full payment to Welcome Center, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC 29614-0001. Reservations will be accepted beginning Aug. 1 and must be in the Welcome Center office no later than Sept. 28. Medical release forms must be signed in order for registration to be processed.
Each participant and sponsor must complete individual reservation forms. Sponsors for groups (including homeschool groups) should send one check for full payment and all reservation forms for their entire group (including non-competing prospective students) in one envelope.
Payment (less a $25 processing fee) will be refunded only if cancellation is received in the Welcome Center office no later than Sept. 28. There is no refund for cancellations made after this date.
All participants should check in on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A required opening meeting for all participants and sponsors will be held at 6:45 p.m. in the Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium. Preaching Conference participants will meet again at 7:45 p.m. in Stratton Hall in the Student Center.
While On Campus
BJU has a medical clinic in case of illness or an accident. A well-equipped infirmary is located on the campus. The University, however, is not responsible for any expense incurred because of an injury or illness. Parents must sign the medical release on the reservation form.
What to Wear
For performance, women should wear a modest-length dress that comes to the knee when seated. Men should wear their concert attire or dress pants, shirt and tie. Those in the Festival Bands, String Orchestra, Mixed Chorus and Ladies Chorus should bring a “Sunday” midcalflength dress or skirt.
Young men should wear long pants (no jeans) and sport shirts. Their hair should be neat and well-trimmed so that hair is off the collar and the ears are showing. For the preaching competition young men should wear coats and ties, preferably dark suits or conservative sport coats and dress pants. For the Wednesday and Thursday concerts, young men should wear dress shirts, ties and dress pants.