• S.H. INSTRUMENTAL FESTIVALS 2015-2016


    The music teachers at Greater Latrobe strongly believe in providing quality ensemble experience here in our schools. As a musician in the Greater Latrobe S.H. Music Department, you have an incredible opportunity to perform in Band,  Jazz, Choir, and Orchestra festivals. These festivals are mainly hosted by two organizations: Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) and Westmoreland County Music Educators Association (WCMEA). PMEA District One includes over 550 school and private music teachers from Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. WCMEA includes schools from Westmoreand County.


    STUDENTS SHOULD BEGIN PREPARING OVER THE SUMMER.

     

    PMEA District 1 Honors Band Festival

    • Available to wind and percussionists in grades 9-12

    • Audition: students will be bused from GLSD

      • Monday, October 5th

    • See Mr. Sheridan for audition materials ASAP

    • Students interested in auditioning must play for Mr. Sheridan prior to October 1st

    • Festival Rehearsals: West Mifflin Area High School

      • Multiple Saturdays in November- TBA

    • Concert Performance: TBA

      • Sunday in November- TBA


    WCMEA County Band Festival

    • Available to wind and percussionists in grades 10-12

    • Paper Application is due to Mr. Sheridan- TBA- Fall

    • Festival:  Belle Vernon Area High School

      • Thursday/Friday in December- TBA


    PMEA District 1 East Band Festival

    • Students that place well in this festival have the opportunity to go to Region Band, All-State Band, and potentially All-East Band

    • Available to wind and percussionists in grades 10-12

    • Paper Application is due to Mr. Sheridan TBA- Fall

    • All students applying must audition for PMEA District 1 Honors Band or play for Mr. Sheridan

    • Festival:  Norwin High School

      • January 28th-30th


    PMEA Region Band Festival

    • Students eligible for this festival must attend PMEA District 1 East Band and place at the top of their section.

    • Festival: March 10-12


    PMEA District 1 Jazz Festival

    • Available to students in grades 10-12 that play any of the following instruments:  Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Set, and Voice.

    • Audition: TBA


    FayWest Honors Band

    • Available to winds and percussion in grades 10-12

    • Application due in the Fall: TBA

    • Festival is held sometime after the New Year: Date TBA



    PMEA Senior High School District Orchestra

    • Available to students in grades 10-12 that play a string instrument- Application Due

    • Wind, Brass, and Percussion players will be selected based on Honors Band auditions

    • Festival: TBA

      • January 14-16


    PMEA ALL-STATE FESTIVAL- HERSHEY, PA

    • Hershey, Pa

    • Wednesday, March 30th-Sunday, April 2nd