"Jubilee" in 2018!

Join us as Maranatha Baptist University celebrates our 50th year! Great Lakes Music Festival can be described as a musically enriching weekend of concentrated music-making with instrumental, vocal, and piano enthusiasts grades 8-12. Experience the thrill of performing in a choir of both high school and university students while also participating in a focused track: band, orchestra, piano, men’s chorus, or ladies’ chorus/tone chimes. You will not want to miss out on this amazing musical experience!

Great Lakes Details

  • Dates

    Friday and Saturday
    January 26 and 27, 2018

  • Theme


  • Concert

    • On Friday evening, one of Maranatha's groups will be giving a special program at 8:45 in the gymnasium.
    • You won't want to miss Saturday afternoon's final concert in the gymnasium at 1:30 p.m. If you cannot come to town, you can watch it live from home.
  • Schedule

    • The festival begins with check-in on Friday, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
    • The festival concludes with a full concert on Saturday, from 1:30-3:30. The concert is free and open to the public, so be sure to invite family and friends!
    • Schedule
  • Registration

    • Please register and pay using the online registration form. Upon submitting the form, you will be directed to a payment page at which time you can pay with a debit or credit card.
    • You can also go online to pay.
    • Registrations will be processed after the payment is received.
    • After registration and payment have come through, students will receive a password for the music to rehearse before arriving.
  • Cost

    • Participants who stay in the dorms pay $65, which includes the festival instruction, Friday supper, Friday night lodging, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, and use of music.
    • Commuters pay $50  which includes the festival instruction, Friday supper, Saturday lunch, and use of music.
    • To save, register before January 8 for a $15 discount! Dorm participants pay $50 and commuters pay $35 if registered by January 8.
    • Sponsors/Parents/Teachers should register and may participate for free. Sponsors will receive 3 free meal ticks for every 6 participants-please pick up tickets at the Welcome Desk. Additional meal tickets may be purchased at the Dining Complex. 
    • Refunds will only be given for cancellations if a written request is received by January 8. A $10 administrative fee will be subtracted from the refund amount.
  • Lodging

    • Dorm space is limited. Therefore, please do not delay in your registering.
    • Only students are allowed to stay in the dorms.
    • Dorm lodging requests made the week of GLMF are subject to a $6 fee.
    • Sponsors, teachers, and parents are asked to find accommodations off campus. There is limited guest housing; e-mail Katie Potter to ask about availability. 
  • What to Bring

    • Clothing: Participants may wear casual clothing for classes and rehearsals (pants are allowed for men and women). Saturday concert attire is dress pants, shirt, and a tie for men and skirts for women.
    • Dorms: Bring bedding and towels.
    • Money: Bring money to purchase items from Maranatha's Campus Store and Old Main Cafe.
    • Instruments: Participants bringing instruments must clearly label their case with their name, address, and phone number.
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