MIDDLEBURY — Area schools are invited to participate in the 16th annual School Music Festival that will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, on the Carousel Theatre stage at Quassy Amusement and Water Park, 2132 Middlebury Rd.

The event is open to all elementary, middle and high school bands, choruses and orchestras.

Teachers may call 203-758-2913 to schedule a 30-minute performance time and for additional information.

Chairs will be provided for performers, but schools must bring music stands and clothespins to secure music.

The park will provide a public address system for faculty to announce music selections and power for electric instruments and amplifiers.

Spectators are welcome with charges for parking and fees for rides, food and other park attractions.

Quassy, which will start its 112th year on April 25, features the award-winning Wooden Warrior roller coaster, Reverse Time, Frantic, Music Fest, Yo-Yo super swings, Free Fall ‘N’ Drop Tower and Grand Carousel.

New for 2020 is the thrill ride Tidal Wave, a giant swinging ship.

Splash Away Bay water park will open May 23 with 15 slides, Saturation Station modular play area and a splash pad for toddlers.

The park also has a restaurant, redemption arcade, games, live entertainment and special events.

Season passes are on sale now at the park office and at www.quassy.com.

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