MMEA Junior Districts
The Junior District Festival consists of five different ensembles: Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Treble Chorus (for girls), and Young Men's Chorus (for men). Students from the four western counties of Massachusetts audition every year in December to participate in these groups.
If accepted, they perform challenging music under an acclaimed conductor at a gala concert at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center in March. It's a very high honor to be accepted and is a great music making opportunity.

2013-2014 Junior District calendar:

Auditions:
Saturday, December 4 - Westfield State University (snow date is Saturday, December 10)
First rehearsal (if accepted to the Festival):
Saturday, March 11 (snow date: Sunday, March 12) - Belchertown High School - 9 AM to 3 PM
Second rehearsal:
Saturday, March 18 (snow date: Sunday, March 19) - Second rehearsal - University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center - 9 AM to 2 PM. Concert: 3 PM

2013 Junior District Band and Orchestra Audition List:


Audition requirements: A specific solo for their instrument, scales, and a short sight reading example.

SOLOS - (One may order the audition pieces from Gerry's Music Shop, (413) 534-7402.)

Violin: Solo Time for Strings, Book 4:

Viola: Solo Time for Strings, Book 3:

Cello: Solo Time for Strings, Book 4:

String Bass: Solo Time for Strings, Book 3:


SCALES - THESE ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PLAYERS!! Please refer to the following website: http://www.mmeawd.org/forms/distscales.html


Directions to Westfield State College can be found on this website:
http://www.wsc.ma.edu/About_WSC/Directions_to_Campus.html

A campus map of Westfield State College can be found on this website: http://www.wsc.ma.edu/About_WSC/CampusMap.pdf. Registration will be in Wilson Hall, #22 on the map. You will need to park in the commuter parking lot that is next to this building.