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Registration for our 2020 Festivals is happening next week! Please make sure to have everything ready in order to participate in a CMEA Bay Section festival this year!

Monday September 9- Jazz Festival Registration opens at 4pm

Wednesday September 11- Band/Orchestra Festival Registration opens at 4pm

Friday September 13- Choral Festival Registration opens at 4pm

Monday September 23- Out of Area Festival Registration opens at 4pm

Go to our Festivals page for more details!

Conference Honor Group Nominations are Live! Click HERE for the links!


Our Newest Edition of the Tempo is HERE! Click the picture below to view it.

Updated Festival Information

Please mark your calendars, our festival registration is coming up quickly! We are going to be having three days of festival registration to break up between jazz, band and orchestra, and choir. Please make yourselves familiar with the timeline as it is slightly different from what we have done in the past.


Registration opens at 4:00pm on each of the following dates:

September 9- Jazz

September 11- Band and Orchestra

September 13- Choir

PLEASE NOTE- the Large Ensembles Fees per group are now $280. We will still scholarship Title I schools who would like to attend a Large Ensemble Festival.


Conference Honor Groups

We are updating the process and timeline for nominations of the 2020 Bay Section Winter Conference Honor Ensembles! The timeline is very different from what has been done in the past, so make sure you are familiar with the changes that have been made.Please read the following document to make sure you are prepared to nominate students for this wonderful opportunity!

Conference Honor Ensemble Nominations

CMEA Bay Section is pleased to announce the Showcase Jazz Band for the 2020 Winter Conference on January 10th and 11th, 2020 at San Jose State University. From 6 applicants and using a blind audition process, the El Cerrito High School Jazz Ensemble, Keith Johnson director, was selected to perform as the showcase ensemble. Congratulations to all of the applicants who auditioned and to El Cerrito High School
Bruce Lengacher CMEA Bay Section President 

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Tempo is here! Click this link to read our current issue.



We have added a new resource page! Click Here for our new Local Professional Development Opportunities page!






Do you have an idea for a session at our Winter Conference?

If you have ideas or would like to submit proposals for future conference sessions, please follow this link to let us know about it! 



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For information on Festivals, click on the Festival tab, above.