WCMMEA District Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra Update
The health and safety of our students and directors is of the utmost importance. Due to COVID-19 and MMEA being pushed online, some changes are going to be made for the 2020-21 school year.
Auditions: Must be submitted by January 15, 2021 via Festival Scores (an online audition platform). This is the same platform that MBA will be using for their state auditions. The audition window to submit entries will be from January 4-15, 2021. More details will follow closer to the event on the process for uploading your student’s auditions.
Judging: Festival Scores allows for remote judging. Judges will be assigned auditions and score via digital rubric. The window for judging will be January 16-20, 2021. We are asking all directors to be available for judging this year. You can do it at your leisure during this window of time. You may also be asked to judge more than one instrument (i.e. horns and low brass).
Chair Placement: The final chair order will be announced via email no later than Monday, January 25, 2021.
Performance: No performance will be held this year. Paper Ensembles will be announced. Any student making the district band or an alternate to the district band is eligible to audition for the state band.
Audition Costs: *For 2020-21 school year only* Auditions will cost $10 per completed submission. That means a director has submitted all required recordings for judging. If you start a student’s recordings and they decide to drop, then you will not be charged for that student.
Recap: District Band online Auditions using Festival Scores Audition Window: January 4-15, 2021 Judging Window: January 15-20, 2021 Ensemble Placement: January 25, 2021 State Band Auditions using Festival Scores Auditions Submitted by March 1, 2021