In accordance with Governor Wolf's recommendations and suggestions Wednesday:
PMEA Advocacy Day has been cancelled.
Region Bands across the state have been cancelled and will be auditioning via submittable online.
The District 1 executive committee decided last evening that all district level Festivals and Fests are to be cancelled for the remainder of the school year in District 1. After any outstanding expenses are reconciled, Matt Nelson and I will be working with hosts to reimburse a percentage of the registration fees to your school districts. That will be communicated to you per festival. Please be patient, as sorting through this will likely take some time.
Music for all DISTRICT level Festivals and Fests should be mailed back to the host of that festival. Please collect that music and send it back to the hosts.
Region Band students and directors should hold onto their music until after the submittable audition process for the state conference, then mail the music back to Nick Barthen at Moon Area HS.
If you have a student in any region festival please be sure that you have created an account with www.submittable.com. That account will be used to evaluate students online for the State and All-Eastern opportunities. After you create an account you will receive a confirmation email, then later an email from PMEA with the judging assignments and instructions when the time comes.
Music Performance Assessment viability will be determined by the hosts on a case by case basis and communicated to the attendees.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience with this situation. We have all entered new territory this week and are doing our best to address any issues.
I will be in touch with more information as the need arises. Please let me know if you have any questions.
President, PMEA District 1
D1 website: https://district1.pmea.net
State website: https://www.pmea.net