If you didn't see the email Greg Taylor just sent out, our deadline for Solo/Ensemble is this Saturday! He is urging everyone to not wait until the last minute to register your students - below are a few tips from him. Any issues, shoot him an email!
Just a few quick reminders about the process for registering:
1. All registrations happen in the portal
2. Make sure you enter all building affiliations before you attempt to enter performer records 3. Make sure you confirm any accompanist needed is entered in the master list of accompanists for your site. Don't duplicate!!!
4. Print the Summary of Events Form. It is required AND is the best way to confirm you have entered ALL performers!
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Our Fall District Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 21 at 6pm at Piqua High School. There will be a catered dinner and you will be able to catch up with fellow music educators. Please email our district president, Steve Parks, if you are able to attend so that we can plan for enough food.
At this meeting we will discuss a Middle School Solo and Ensemble date and location. Please check the calendar for more important dates and deadlines for the year!
Below please find a link to the minutes from the winter meeting, held on February 5 at the HS Solo and Ensemble Event.
Chris Adams will be running for President-Elect for District 11 this year, but OMEA requires that we have two names on the ballot. If anyone else is willing to have their names on the ballot, please email Ronda Stammen at Ronda.Stammen@vtigers.org. Thank you!!!
Download this document for helpful links to explain things about Solo and Ensemble, Large Group, and anything else OMEA-related.
If you have taught for 25 years, make sure to check out the application for the 25 year awards at OMEA! The application link is below:
There are also raffle tickets being sold this year for prizes including an Alaskan cruise and free registration for the 2017 conference in Cleveland. Make sure to purchase your tickets!!! Tickets may be purchased onsite or online ahead of time - check out the OMEA website for more information.
Just an update on the Scott Lang Leadership Conference - it will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 6-7:30 pm at Troy High School. The cost per student attending is $20 - a Music Booster or School Check needs to be mailed in by April 1, as well as medical forms (if you are not planning on attending with your students).
For more information, see the previous blog post about this workshop, or check out his website!
Troy High School Music Department is considering hosting a leadership workshop by Scott Lang on either Thursday, April 14, 2016 or Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Kathy's students who have experienced a Scott Lang workshop have really enjoyed it and have requested that we try to get Scott to Troy. Scott’s website is www.scottlang.net if you would like to learn more about him.
In order to host this workshop, we have to have at least four other schools join the workshop. The workshop is open to any choir, band or orchestra student. The cost is $500 for up to 40 students. However, understanding that we have many small schools, Kathy suggests possibly combining to achieve the 40 students.
Kathy is planning on asking her students to pay at least for part of the workshop to help offset the costs and then possibly creating a fundraiser just for this purpose.
If you think you MIGHT be interested in this opportunity for your students, please reply to KATHY MCINTOSH at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of students that you might be bringing and which date would work best for you.
Please consider volunteering to help in some capacity with District Honors Choir - there is a great need for assistance to pull off this event. If you are willing to help out in any way, please contact Rachel Sagona, Honors Choir Chair, at email@example.com.
Areas in need of assistance:
-selection committee for auditions (10 directors)
-lead sectionals or play piano for sectionals on Saturday during rehearsal (3-6 directors)
-help with registration Saturday morning &/or Sunday afternoon (1-2 directors/day)
-help with stage set up on Saturday and/or Sunday (3-6 directors)
-help set up/clean up lunch (2-3 directors)
-help with ticket sales on Sunday (1-2 directors)
Posted below are the meeting minutes from our Fall Meeting. Thanks to all who were in attendance - our next district meeting will be held on the same date as Solo/Ensemble, February 6. Watch for more info closer to the date!
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