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