CMEA Comes To You
The CMEA Comes To You festival format is a fantastic option for groups that may not be able to travel or have other time constraints for participating in a regular large group festival. Participating groups will have three Bay Section Adjudicators visit their school for written and verbal feedback of their performances. Directors may choose to have their group receive scores and ratings, however this festival option does not include sight-reading. This festival format is best suited for schools with more than one ensemble, however we will do our best to accommodate schools with only one ensemble entry. If you are interested in registering your groups, please click on the CMEA Comes To You Festival Registration Form.
CMEA Comes to You Guidelines
- Registration for CMEA Comes to You is now open, and will close on October 15th.
- Registration for each ensemble is $275.
- Schools should make special accommodations at their school for this adjudicated performance
- Schools should have an adequate performance space that includes an area with tables for adjudicators (theaters preferred)
- Schools will be scheduled in AM time blocks (9am-12pm) or PM time slots (1pm-4pm)
- Directors with multiple groups should plan on scheduling all of their ensembles to perform back to back in the designated time slot. We cannot provide adjudication for groups during a class period (i.e. group 1 during 2nd period, and group 2 during 5th period).
- Groups with one ensemble will be scheduled in a 50 minute time slot for performance + clinic
- Groups with two ensembles will have a time block of 100 minutes for performances + clinics
- Groups with three ensembles will have a time block of 2.5 hours for all performances + clinics
- Schools that would like to schedule more than three groups, including combining with other schools within their district, should contact Keith Johnson.
- Directors will be responsible for printing all evaluation materials for judges (to be posted on the website)
- This festival will follow all guidelines all procedures for a large ensemble festival, including time limits, performance guidelines, and providing music scores for all adjudicators
- Groups will NOT be required to sight-read and will not be eligible for a Unanimous Superior plaque