2016 Schedule (Tentative)
Easter: March 27, 2016
Adjudications: March 28-April 2, 2016
Concerts: April 9 & 10, 2016
Registration: January 2 - February 29
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 1986. Our festival is always held the week after Easter.
2016 Festival Will be Our 30th Season!
The first PAFE Festival was held in the spring of 1986, and was recognized by the IRS as a non-profit organization in 1987. Because Easter is earlier this year, so is the Festival. That makes for a shorter registration period. We will open registration on January 2nd like prior years, but registration will close around midnight on Monday, February 29th.
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.
Teachers: Watch for a Newsletter in November
During this month, we will send all the teachers an email newsletter with scheduling and other info about registration and requirements for the Festival. Watch for it.See the Concerts Division for more information.
All Participants Will Verify Their Email
After each class during the Festival week, our system sends a notification to the winners of First Place, Second Place, and Honorable Mention awards. Every parent, teacher, and performer must be able to receive PAFE email notifications. The first time you sign in to your account, you will be required to verify your email before you can continue participation. If you are unable to receive email, you will feel like you weren't notified. Our site will also announce winners on Twitter.com (@PAFEMusic) immediately after the winners are determined.
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)
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.