Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Drop-Off

Students must check in with one of their ensemble’s assigned assistants, who will be stationed at the entrances of each rehearsal space.

James C. Olson Performing Arts Center (4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64110): Metered parking is available on the fifth floor of the Cherry Street parking garage for $1.25 per hour and cash only. Students can also be dropped off on the side street on the south side of the James C. Olsen Performing Arts Center.

Student Union (5100 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64110): Side street parking is available on Cherry Street just outside the building, and metered parking is available on the fifth floor of the Cherry Street parking garage for $1.25 per hour and cash only.

Student Success Center (5000 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110): Students can be dropped off on the north side of the building and metered parking is also available on the north side of the Success Center for $1.25 per hour and cash only.

Grant Hall (5228 Charlotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64110): Students can be dropped off outside the main doors on the east side of the building, or park in the metered lot (on the south side of the building for $1.25 per hour and cash only.

Note: There are other lots that may be free on Saturday and Sunday but please read all parking signs carefully to insure you do not receive a parking ticket.

Pick-Up

Students must check-out and be seen with a guardian by a chaperone before leaving the premises. Please either park and come in to pick up your child, or pull up along their rehearsal building, so we can see your child get in your car. Students are not allowed to walk around campus unaccompanied.

If a student under the age of 18 plans on driving themselves to the festival, parents/guardians will need to notify us by email or on their festival registration ahead of time so that the student is permitted to walk to their vehicle without a chaperone.

Please note: the Midwest Honor Band and Orchestra Festival does NOT provide transportation during the festival. Parents/guardians are responsible to insure participants arrive on time for the first rehearsal of the day, and are picked up at the conclusion of each day. Students must be in their rehearsal ready to begin playing at the assigned start time for their rehearsal. All students must attend all rehearsals.

Please see Parking and Maps and Directions for more information.