It’s a gospel year! We will be accepting 60 singers. When you make your nominations keep in mind that much of the learning/teaching during rehearsals will be done by ear (with lyric sheets.) Students will probably need to exercise more flexibility than usual in learning their parts and harmonies. On the other hand, a great opportunity for those students that are strong singers, but maybe less technical with notation. Just something to keep in mind.
Thanks to Cailin, Hilary, and Kirk and the students and staff of Montpelier High School for the terrific Middle School Festival!
Here are the dates for next year’s festivals:
Fall High School Festival – U-32: November 16 & 17, 2017
Winter Jazz Festival – Harwood: February 1 & 2, 2018
Spring Middle School Festival – site tba: April 4, 2018
other important dates:
Fall Annual meeting – U32: September 20, 2017
Fall auditions – Harwood: October 18, 2017
More information to follow. Have a great summer!
Congratulations to all the performers, directors, teachers, and everyone that made the 2017 Winter Jazz Festival such a success! Special thanks to Bruce, Chris, and Stefanie for their wonderful hosting!
Next up is the Spring Middle School Festival at Montpelier High School on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Thanks to Cailin, Hilary, and Kirk for hosting! Here’s a link to the schedule: 2017 Spring MS Festival schedule
Here it is (same as last year…)
Winooski Valley Music Association
FESTIVAL DRESS CODE
REHEARSALS: Dress should be acceptable school dress. Students should be mindful of covering the appropriate body parts and underwear should not be seen. Clothing should not contain offensive language or logos and drug and alcohol logos are not permitted. Students may be asked to change clothes if necessary.
CONCERT: Ladies: Black top, black bottom. No tank tops, bra-straps or midriffs showing. Bottom can be dress pants or knee length (or longer) skirt. Dress shoes please. No snow boots or flip-flops.
Gentlemen: White, button-down dress shirt, dark tie. Black dress pants, socks and dress shoes. Shirts should be neatly pressed, tucked-in. Belts should be worn when appropriate.
**Student dress at all festival activities, is a reflection on the individual student, his /her school and music educators, and on the Winooski Valley Music District. Those unable to dress appropriately will be asked to leave the activity and may be subject to dismissal from the Festival.
Here are the forms for the MS Jazz Band, and the HS Jazz Chorus nominations. They are both due by next Friday, November 18 (during the HS Fall Festival) Please let Roger know if you have any issues. The Jazz Festival is at Harwood HS on February 2 & 3, 2017