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This article is about the international music festivals held throughout the United States. For the annual three-day multicultural event held in Edmonton, see Edmonton Heritage Festival
Heritage Festival refers to one of a number of musical festivals held throughout the United States where middle school and high school-aged musical ensembles are ranked on an international standard. These groups include choirs, bands, and orchestras. The festivals were founded in 1980, and are currently a part of the WorldStrides Heritage Performing Programs. The top performing groups in the Heritage Festival are invited to perform in the Festival of Gold or the Festival at Carnegie Hall.