Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DATES/INFO Updated Next Week

Look for dates, info and resources to be updated next week AFTER the board meeting on 5/17/17.
Updated today...

  • Jazz Band Audition Sets.
  • SCMMEA Summer Meeting will  be August 26, 2017 @ Parkview High School. More details coming soon! 

Hope your year is winding down and don't worry...Summer is almost here!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

It is with deep regret that we will need to cancel the SCMMEA District Band event this year.  I think we have exhausted all possibilities in trying to find a date.  Many thoughts went into this decision such as clinicians available/getting new clinicians, SBU availability/using a different performance venue, spring breaks, winterguard/drumline, High School Solos/Ensembles, Jazz Festivals, Easter Weekend, Mother's Day Weekend, possibility of using a weekday instead of a Saturday, etc.  

Not everyone experienced the ice and bad road conditions on January 14.  But many schools did.  In the words of many directors, "you cannot take the chance and have something happen to any of our SCMMEA students or directors."  

I want to thank everyone for their input, advice and understanding.

We will announce the John East "Spirit of Orpheus" Award later this week through email.  We will also recognize that person at next year's concert along with the current recipient.

Also, we will still do the scholarship.  So, please tell your students to fill out the application and write their essay.  Then email to me by Friday, February 10th.  I will then send out to a committee and we will vote the following week and announce through email.  Attached is another copy of the scholarship app.

Thanks again for all of your hard work, preparation and understanding.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

MMEA - Tan Tar A, Osage Beach
Starts today!! See you all at our January business meeting.
SATURDAY January 28, 2017
7:45 AM    Room 61

Look for performances from our very own SCMMEA ensembles!! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Click on the link below and submit your entries. After receiving your submission, Lauren Wilson will send you an Excel spreadsheet with your entries so you can add or delete entries and double check name spelling. You can use the "Comments" box on that spreadsheet for any necessary comments of course, but FOR SURE use it to give us the names of students who are trying out on multiple instruments!!!! That will make things go smoother the night of auditions! Thanks! 
Here's the link:


Or click on the tab for HS District Band Entries on the Home Page.

The entry fee is $10 per audition and is due on or before November 1, 2016.  Please make checks payable to "SCMMEA" or bring cash.   You will also need to include $10 per school for the Ernie Pratt Scholarship. This will be awarded to a senior District Band member the night of the concert.  Nominations for the John East Mentor Award will be done at a later time.  An email will be sent regarding the new nomination process.  
District Band Auditions are November 1st, at Marshfield Jr. High School. Deadline for submitting entries is October 28th.. After this time, you can delete, but you cannot add students for audition. Deadline for deletions is midnight, October 31st. After that time, you will be charged for the number of students entered regardless of how many show up to auditions. You will receive an email with an invoice form to fill out and turn into your school district's bookkeeper.
After you submit your entries, you will receive an Excel spreadsheet you can edit to correct spellings, add and delete students. Keep in mind that the name spellings on the entry submission form are the spellings that will go in the printed concert program.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

See your specific area tabs for updates...
I will have more posted as Jr. High and Elementary events get closer.  If you need the W-9 again it is posted under the secretary tab.

THANK YOU!!! Hope everyone's year is off to a great start!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

August 20, 2016
Parkview High School, Springfield MO

8:30 – 9:00   Breakfast and Perusal of JW Pepper display
9:00 - 9:15    Palen Music Center (Eric Matzat) & Introduction of Keynote Speaker
9:15 - 10:20     Keynote Speaker:   Jeff Melsha, President of MMEA
10:20 -10:30    Break
10:30 – 11:30   Workshops:
  Band:  “Everyone Loves a Parade, but do you?”      Presented by Keith Ruether
  HS Choir: District Choir Reading Session     Presented by Amy Jameson and Vickie Wisdom
  JH/Elem  Choir: District Choir Reading Session Presented by Alicia Campbell and Tricia Zinecker
Sponsored by Hoover Music Center

11:30                     Lunch:  Sponsored by Palen Music Center
11:45                    Business meeting: All officers will present a report.
Please visit the JW Pepper display for your music needs.

CLICK on this link to register that you will be there so that we can plan accordingly for food.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

WELCOME BACK 2016-2017 

SCMMEA SUMMER MEETING will be Saturday August 20, 2016
Parkivew High School Cafeteria
Details will be posted soon.

HS Honor Choir - Auditions: September 17, 2016 @ Kickapoo HS
                             Rehearsals: TBA
                             Rehearsal/Concert: November 5, 2016 @ SBU

HS Honor Bands - Auditions: November 1, 2016 @ Marshfield
                              Rehearsal: January 7, 2017 @ Parkview HS
                              Rehearsal/Concert: January 14, 2017 @ SBU Bolivar

Jr. High Honor Choir - February 18, 2017 @ SBU

Elementary Honor Choir - February 18, 2017 @ SBU

Jr. High Honor Band - November 12, 2016 @ Marshfield HS

HS Jazz Band - Auditions: November 1, 2016 @ Marshfield
                         Rehearsal: February 17, 2017 @ Parkview HS
                         Concert: February 18, 2017 @ Springfield Art Museum