We are pleased to say that all of our fests in D12 for the 2018-2019 school year have hosts and those hosts are already busy doing the preliminary work to get the fest going. A fest is a one-day event that students
participate in through their music director. Over the years, we have had many young students participate in these fests and as I say in “the speech” – it is only the beginning of a long road of participating in PMEA sponsored events and many of the students in our fests make friends with their section members and they will continue to play or sing beside them for many years to come.
If you have participated in the past, your name will be on the group e-mail and one of the hosts will send a “first call” for all who want to attend. If you have not participated before or not for a while, then you should contact one of the hosts and tell them of your interest. The responsibilities for a director are: follow the selection process to choose your students to participate, turn in all of the paperwork and fees in a timely manner, make sure your
students are well-prepared for the day of the fest (possibly hold before or after school extra rehearsals), and attend the entire day of the fest – please do not ask to be excused for any reason. We’re looking forward to a busy fest season.