2016 Schedule (Tentative)
Easter: March 27, 2016
Adjudications: March 29-April 2, 2016
Concerts: April 9 & 10, 2016
Welcome to PAFE
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a fun and educational experience for young performers in the Greater Eastside areas of metropolitan Seattle in Washington state since 1987. Our festival is always held the week after Easter.
Board Member Sue Aho
Longtime board member Sue Aho passed away last week. She was an energetic dynamo and a very bright lady with a profound interest in music and kids. She developed the current volunteer system, organized it, recruited many of our current volunteers, and monitored the volunteers at the festival for two years before being diagnosed with chronic fatigue. At that point she became our grant writer. She was a dear friend with much to give, and we are sad to lose her.
Services will be held Saturday, August 1, at 1:00 PM, in the St. Andrew's Lutheran Church sanctuary.
Festival has Ended With Great Concerts!
On Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, four Eastside Festival Artists concerts presented the top performers selected by the adjudicators during the Festival. Each concert featured twelve performers selected from all age groups and all divisions. Each concert program was completely different, and provided lots of surprises and delights for an average audience of over 100 people, many of whom came for the music.
The results are now final. You can check out who won the awards during the 2015 Festival. PAFE gave out over $4,000 in awards to performers as chosen by the adjudicators. Congratulations to those who performed with very high level of musicianship.
The PAFE Festival is a fun place to make music, whether you are 6 years old or 65 years old. It is a safe place to test your abilities as a musician, and to meet others who are just as passionate as you about music. The Concerts are a great place to hear great music, and for the First Place winners to be heard. See the Concerts Division for more information.
IMPORTANT: Can You Receive PAFE Email Notifications?
After each class during the Festival week, our system sends a notification to the winners of First Place, Second Place, and Honorable Mention awards. If you are unable to receive email, you will feel like you weren't notified. We also try to announce winners on Twitter.com (@PAFEMusic), but with all the activity during the Festival, that isn't always possible. In order to actually receive email notices, your personal profile on PAFE must have your current email address. Also, you may have to specifically tell your computer's firewall, AND your email app, AND your virus protection software, to allow messages from 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
2015 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2015 - Eastside Artists Concert Programs (PDF)
2014 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2014 - Eastside Artists Concert Programs (PDF)
2013 - Concerto Playoff Program (PDF)
2013 - Recognition Concerts Program (PDF)
2015 Festival Brochure and Concert Poster
Check out pictures from the 2014 and 2015 Festival on our Facebook Page.
Community Support for PAFE
Bellevue Arts Commission
The PAFE Festival is supported not only by teachers, parents, and students in our community, but also by important city and regional organizations.
Donations to PAFE
Many thanks to the families that included a donation to PAFE with their registration payment. Your extra support is much appreciated, and is being put to good use to support the Festival. You can also use the DONATE button above the pictures on the right of this page to make your contribution to the Festival through PayPal. Any amount is very much appreciated.
What's On This Site?
For the Who's Who of PAFE, look at the About Us page.
For answers to your questions, look at the Frequently Asked Questions page.
For news releases and other information, see the Newsroom page.
For information about the Festival, watch the Festival page for new information about the 2015 Festival.