Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Free Christmas Music for Beginning Band

John and I have put together two very basic Christmas songs for beginning band.  Feel free to use, change, expand or perform with your beginners.  If you have songs of your own to post, email me the Finale files and I will post them on the website. 

Zip files contain parts, recordings and scores in Finale format.  Send us a recording if you use the music.  

Note: Frosty Bell Rock requires a keyboard solo, singer, or guitar solo to complete the melody and octave.  


Use the Free Music Link in the menu for more free music. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Orff Level I Registration

We’re still registering for Orff Level I at Missouri State University, located in beautiful Springfield, Missouri. Dates are June 16-27. The workshop schedule is designed with your summer schedule in mind — Monday morning start times are later and dismissal comes early on Friday afternoons to give you plenty of weekend time. If you are interested in participating in our workshop, register online soon!  

·         Graduate, Undergraduate, and Non-credit options
·         On-campus dining and housing available
·         Books and materials available on site

More information is available via

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stockton Solo Ensemble Rescheduled March 21st

To all participants, 

District 7 Solo/Small Ensemble Festival has been RESCHEDULED for Friday, March 21 beginning at 1 pm at Stockton High School.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Stockton Solo Ensemble Postponed

To all participants,
The District 7 Festival at Stockton on March 4 has been POSTPONED.

MSHSAA and the Stockton R-1 School District have agreed that the festival site will not be safe for students and spectators in time for Tuesday's event.

A makeup date will be announced as soon as it can be determined. Please be aware that with the wide variety of spring breaks, a date suitable for all schools may not be possible.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this schedule conflict.

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Blue and the Gray Accompaniment CD

Bolivar Intermediate School is needing the accompaniment CD for The Blue and the Gray, a musical by Emerson and Jacobson.  If you happen to have the CD, please contact Kris McClard at  It is currently out of print and cannot be ordered. 

Friday, January 31, 2014

Weather Cancellation

Due to possible inclement weather, the SCMMEA administration has made an executive decision to postpone the SCMMEA 5/6 & 7/8 District Honor Choir event scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2014.  This decision was made after much thought.  Several schools have already indicated that they would not be in attendance due to their administration making the decision that they would not be allowed to travel with the possibility of slick roads.  While I understand Missouri weather may miss us completely, the SCMMEA administration feels this is in the best interest of all involved.  

Please respond confirming you have received this message.  

Thank you for your support.  We will be rescheduling the event. Please look at your calendars for potential dates.      

Morgan Harp
Spokane MS/HS
Vocal Music Director/A+ Coordinator

Saturday, January 18, 2014

COnference Update

Greeting SCMMEA,

This is just a reminder about our upcoming business meeting at the MMEA Conference next week.  Our district meeting will be held in Room 61 on Saturday, January 25th at 7:45 am.  There will be reports from all areas on events for our district, and the newly elected board of directors will be introduced as well.  

Don’t forget to show your support of our colleagues from the South Central District by attending their performances at this year’s conference.  They and their students are going to represent our district well!

Bradleyville High School Band, Chris Sprague
Ozark Junior High School Girls Choir, Alicia McGerorge Campbell
Central High School Chamber Choir, Alberta Smith
The Drury Singers, Allin Sorenson
Boswell Elementary Singers, Ian Tapson
Missouri State University Symphony orchestra, Dr. Quebbeman
SBU Wind Symphony, Dr. Hopwood

I hope you are doing well, and I look forward to seeing you at the MMEA Conference.

Rocky Long