We hope that you have had a refreshing summer and are ready to enjoy another year with your fantastic students! We are reaching out in the hopes that you will join us for the 2019 PMEA Honors Choir Festival on October 18th and 19th, 2019, held at Waynesburg Central High School.
Mr. Ryan Keeling will be directing the Women’s Ensemble, and Mr. Michael Semancik will be directing the Men’s Ensemble. Both of these accomplished conductors have earned high praise for their choral endeavors and are excited to work with the singers of District 1!
Please be sure your students are aware of the festival commitments by having them read the PMEA District 1 Festival Policies. On Friday, October 18, Check-In will begin at 8:15am. Rehearsal and the Director’s Meeting will begin at 9:00am. The day will end by 3:30pm; a decision made with regard to any need for additional travel time in mind for football games/etc. We appreciate you traveling to Waynesburg and think you will find it a beautiful space to rehearse and perform in. On Saturday, October 19th, Check-In will begin at 8:15am, rehearsal at 9:00am, and the concert will begin at 2:00pm. A detailed schedule will follow with registration.
We have chosen to omit auditions from the process this year in order to focus on the music and the valuable time our students spend learning from our esteemed guest conductors. This is not to say students should not come as prepared as if they were expected to audition, and we appreciate all of you and your students’ preparation time and hard work to make this festival a beautiful success and an event students can look back on with pride.
Please complete the accompanying forms as needed: The Director’s Information Formand the Student Honors Choir Applications. Once we receive your form and applications, our selection committee will meet to choose the participants. Forms are due no later than Wednesday, September 11, 2019. You may scan and email the completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Beth Center School District, c/o Mrs. Debra Young at the address below. Word-Enterable forms are available at https://district1.pmea.net/forms .
Please include a copy of your PMEA membership and ENSURE that your email is correctly listed, as that will be the primary method of communication from this point forward.
o Director’s Information Form
o Honors Application for each interested student (specify ensemble; Women’s or Men’s)
o Copy of your current PMEA Membership
Please send all paperwork to: Please send any questions to:
Mrs. Debora Young Mrs. Briana York
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org // (724) 852-1050 x3293
Bethlehem Center High School Waynesburg Central High School
179 Crawford Road, Fredricktown, PA 15333 30 Zimmerman Drive, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Thank you!! We hope to see your forms and applications very soon! ☺