Welcome to the Vermont Music Educator’s Winooski Valley District IV Website. The educators of our district are committed to providing high quality music instruction to K-12 students in Central Vermont. Opportunities for students to perform in the District IV music festivals help to advance the educational goals and overall mission of our music district.
The Winooski Valley Music District hosts three festivals during the school year:
High School Fall Festival
The Thursday & Friday before the week of Thanksgiving. Held at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. This festival features four high school ensembles: Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Orchestra, and Chorus.
Winter Jazz Festival
The first Thursday & Friday of February. Held at U-32 Middle and High School in Montpelier. This festival features three ensembles: High School Jazz Band, Middle School Jazz Band, and High School Jazz Chorus.
Middle School Spring Festival
The first Wednesday of April. This festival is hosted each year at a different district school. This festival features three middle school ensembles: Band, Orchestra, and Chorus.
Winooski Valley District Handbook
Interested in programs from previous festivals? Check it out here.
Winooski Valley Choral Library
To request a piece from any of the libraries go here. Library request
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Can you tell me who picked the try out song and if that try out song for high schoolers will be used during the performance.
The piece follows the four-year rotation set by the Vermont All-State Festival (http://vmea.org). Its use during the concert would be up to the discretion of the conductor, but it is not usually sung at the festival.
How old is the Winooski Valley Music Festival? I’m Class of ’66 and it had been an established tradition before I got there, but I wonder how long?