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.