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Bay Section Members, 

As stated in my Tempo article, after analysis of two years worth of data, we have made changes to the point ranges to address a result of the rubric not working the way it was thought it would. 

The new scoring ranges are for all festivals, including Jazz, with a slight alteration on the Jazz scoring rubric (back page). The new sheets will be posted on the Bay Section Website for perusal. 

The changes are: 

 Changes on the front: Rating ranges for all festivals.


Superior = 85-100

Excellent = 84-64

Good = 63-38

Fair = 37-9

For Jazz:

Changes on the back (Rubric):

20 point categories — 


Superior = 17-20

Excellent = 12-16

Good = 7-11

Fair = 1-6


Festival Registration dates for the 2018 -2019 school date:

Jazz: Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 @ 4:00PM

Band/ Orchestra: Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018 @ 4:00PM

Choral: Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 @4:00PM

Please check our Festival Calendar for the most up to date festival dates. Dates may be added or changed as we finalize our calendar for the upcoming year. 


New Festival Registration Site Directions

See the Tempo articles, referenced below, for information about the new festival registration site.

Members need their NAfME/CMEA ID# in order to register groups for festival.  To find your ID# go to the NAfME website to retrieve their membership number: http://www.nafme.org/find-your-account/



Since 2013-2014 Festival Season, all festivals have been named by their regions rather than by their Areas. The regions are: 

  • North (Areas I & VII), representing Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.
  • East (Areas II & III), representing Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
  • South (Areas V & VIII), representing Santa Clara county.
  • West (Area VI), representing San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
  • Valley (Area IV), representing Alpine, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

Information on how to register for CMEA festivals can be found in the most recent Tempo.

  • Click here to create your account for Festival Registration
  • Click here for the Festival Registration Site

    Festival Registration Fees:

    Large Group: $250 per group

    Solo and Ensemble: $30 per entry 


    Festival Evaluation Form

    After you have completed your festival(s) and listened to your adjudicator comments, please fill out and submit the Festival Evaluation and Adjudicator Evaluation forms. These forms can be filled out online by visiting the Festival Registration Site, above, or through the below links:


    The Solo and Ensemble Evaluation form can be filled out online by clicking the link below. 


    Medals Order Form

    After you have completed your festival(s), you may order medals, pins, or plaques by using the form below. Once you fill out the form, be sure to print it out and then mail it in. Medals, pins, and plaques are also sold at the festivals.


    Site Hosts


    Festival Repertoire

    Choral Repertoire - click here to get ideas for choral repertoire (docx)


    Festival Coordinators

    For specific questions regarding festival registration and processes, please contact

    Large Group Coordinator Greg Conway

    Solo & Ensemble Coordinator Danna Mitchell-Carter

    Adjudication Bob Calonico

    Festival Sight-Reading Routes

    Band/ Orchestra 2018


    Choral Sight-Reading Information

    Please click on the link below to see examples of the materials for Bay Section's Choral Sight Reading process. For your information, on the examples, Levels I and II are CMEA Bay Section Class 1, Levels III and IV are CMEA Bay Section Class 2, and Levels V and VI are CMEA Bay Section Class 3. You will have the choice of selecting any material in your class, as designated by your Classification when you register and select the Sight Reading option for your ensemble.


    Score Sheets and Rubrics: