Large Group Festival Registration

Welcome to CMEA Bay Section’s 2024 Large Group Festivals!

CMEA Bay Section’s new Festival Registration Page will open on September 5th, 2023!

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 4:00PM — Jazz ensembles
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 4:00PM — Band/Orchestra ensembles
  • Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 4:00PM — Choral ensembles

Please see the current confirmed Bay Section Festivals here.

Important information before registering

  1. You will need your NAfME ID number during registration. You can find your ID on the NAfME website.
  2. Register your ensembles one at a time. There is no limit on the number of ensembles that may be registered from a school. Here is a short tutorial made by Craig Bryant our President-Elect of Bay Section.
  3. If you need help determining your ensemble classification, you can use this Classification Information.
  4. You will receive an email confirmation once you complete your registration.
  5. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, with in-district (or feeder district) schools receiving 1st priority and in-area schools (North, South, East, West, Valley) receiving 2nd priority. If you are an in-district (or feeder district) school and would like to be prioritized for your in-district festival, you must complete registration by Sept 22, 2023.
  6. If you register for a festival that is full, we will make every effort to work with you and get your group into a Bay Section Festival that works for your ensemble. You will receive follow-up confirmation of your festival site from one of our festival site coordinators.
  7. Once your ensembles have been scheduled and assigned to sites, you will be notified and provided with a link to process payment on the CMEA Bay Section website via check or PayPal.
  8. Payment for all festivals is due by December 1st.  Failure to provide payment will result in your ensemble being dropped from the festival site.
  9. Any further site host questions should be directed to our Large Group Festival Co-coordinator, Greg Conway.