2016-17 District Band Auto-Bids from the Honors Band auditions have been posted in the members-only area. Use the same password that was communicated for audition results at the director meeting on Monday night.
Results from last night's honors band auditions have been posted in the members-only section. The password was communicated to directors at the meeting. Please do not share the log-in information with students or parents.
ATTENTION ALL CLARINETS:
Due to confusion in the wording on the D1 website, we are NOT including the Second Variation of the Weber Concertino. Please accept our sincere apology on the confusion.
PMEA District 1 Honors Band Auditions
Monday, October 3, 2016
South Fayette High School
3640 Old Oakdale Rd., McDonald, PA 15057
Below is some general information and schedule for the PMEA District 1 Honors Band Auditions on Monday, October 3, 2016. If you need any additional information, please contact Eryn Carranza at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hosting you!
Registration: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Audition fee* ($5 per student) is due upon registration. *Invoices are available upon request.
Director's Meeting: 4:30 p.m. Director must be present in order for students to audition.
Auditions: 5:00 p.m. - ?
Directors that have percussionists auditioning for Honors Band: There will be a 4 1/3 octave marimba available for the audition. Please inform your students so they can practice accordingly. There will be a xylophone on site as well for those students that may not have access to a marimba.
Directors that have clarinetists auditioning for Honors Band: Please be clear that the solo includes the second variation. Students should prepare the repertoire all the way through and including the second variation.
Director Procedures and Notes:
Results from last night's auditions for honors string orchestra have been posted in the member section. Please use the password communicated at the director meeting.
The annual ACDA-PA middle school boys' and girls' festivals are set for November. Click on the attachments below to download registration packets for the Sweet Harmony and Mucho Macho Music festivals.
Due to a scheduling conflict, Elementary Sing Fest (combined east and west this year) has been rescheduled to Friday, March 17, 2017 at Pittsburgh Public Schools. It was originally scheduled for May 19. After looking at the PMEA calendar and PSSA calendar, this seems to be the date that has the least impact on prospective participants. Please update your calendars and look for festival information in the near future. Pass along this information to elementary directors in your district who may participate in this fest.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Host: Mairi Cooper at Fox Chapel Area High School
Registration begins at 3:00 PM and ends at 5:00 PM
Director meeting: 5:00 PM
See District 1 website for audition materials.
*$5.00 Audition Fee Per Student*
The Norwin Choir is hosting a Performing Arts Day with Kennywood’s Fright Night on October 22, 2016. All students that love to sing or dance in grades 7-12 are welcome to attend as a group or as an individual. The day will begin at Norwin Middle School where students will learn the music and dances before traveling to Kennywood and performing at Fright Night. If you have any questions, please contact Bridget Faulk at email@example.com.
The 2016 Honors Choir festival will take place on October 28-29 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair. The director informational letter about the festival, as well as a link to upload completed and scanned recommendation and application forms and copies of PMEA/NAfME cards, can be found by clicking here. Application deadline for this festival is Monday, September 19. (Mailing the forms in by USPS is also acceptable, too!) Please refer any questions to co-host Shaun Cloonan at firstname.lastname@example.org.