Alabama Bicentennial Performance Opportunity

Perform in the Rotunda of the Alabama State Capitol Building during the 2019 Legislative Session!

A collaborative project of the Alabama State Department of Education, the Alabama Music Educators Association, and the Alabama Institute for Education in the Arts, in support of the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration

  • This performance opportunity is for public schools only.
  • Performances will be in the Alabama State Capitol Rotunda. Space is limited. Ensembles should be no larger than 20-25 students. l Recommended performance groups include small brass, woodwind, string, vocal, or guitar groups, such as trios, quartets, quintets, or small choirs.
  • Each ensemble should plan for a 20 minute performance, with at least one selection related to the state of Alabama.
  • Electricity or amplification may not be used. Chairs or music stands will not be provided. Groups may bring their own stands and chairs if necessary. A piano will not be provided.
  • Performances will take place on Thursdays of February and March during the 2019 Legislative Session. Groups will arrive by 11:00 AM at the Gordon Persons Building, warm-up, then proceed one block to the Capitol and perform at 12:00 PM.
  • Performing schools will be reimbursed for a substitute teacher, bus driver, and mileage.
  • The deadline to apply is November 1, 2018. Notification of acceptance/rejection will go out November 15, 2018.

Available dates

  • February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28

Complete an Online Application or Download pdf form