We hope you have all had a wonderful week. Thank you so much for all you have done to make this week so special!

The2017 Festival DVD and Blu-ray Disc areavailable for order through our on-line store by clicking on the following link. Professionally filmed and produced by Pierpont Productions, the beautiful video will be available for shipping on September 1, 2017. Order today! Festival Gala DVD 

Without caring host famili
es, it would not be possible to present the 2017 Children of the World in Harmony International Youth Choir and Dance Festival.  Therefore, your application to be a host family is of great importance to us.  Our principal concern is that the festival participants are provided a safe, comfortable and caring environment during their stay.  We thank you for your generosity and for graciously opening your home and hearts to our festival participants. Being a host family allows for a uniquely personal Festival experience, and many lasting friendships have developed between hosts and guests throughout the years. Hosting responsibilities include providing lodging, breakfasts, some lunches and dinners, and transportation to and from rehearsals and performances. This is an investment of time and energy.  However, your efforts will be well worth it!

We are very concerned for the comfort and safety of our visiting choir members who will come not only from the United States but also from different countries representing a variety of cultures.  We ask that families who are willing to host the youth participants take two or more members.  This gives them some level of comfort especially if language is a problem.  They can turn to each other for support when necessary.  Background checks will be required of all host families. Whenever possible, each child should have his or her own bed, even if it is a comfortable mattress on the floor or a cot.  They certainly can share a room and a bathroom.


Visiting choir and dance groups will arrive on July 18, 2017 and depart on the morning of July 23, 2017.  Visit FORMS to download an application.