The L.M.E.A. Solo and Ensemble Festival is an opportunity for our young musicians to play a solo or duet for assessment. Students receive a rating of 1 to 5, with 1 or “Superior” being the highest rating. Students receiving a 1 will also be presented with a medal at the Spring Concert on May 18. Having this accolade is a great resume builder and helps the student in the future when applying for the L.B.A. State Honor Band! Students have picked a solo and/or duet to play and have been working on them in class. Students can be shy about playing a solo, but the experience is invaluable for a musician, so we encourage all students to sign up!
The Solo and Ensemble Festival costs $5.00 per person/per event (i.e., a student playing a solo AND duet would pay $10.00). We turn this fee into L.M.E.A. who sanctions the event, hires the judge and provides the medals.
The festival is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 13 during elective block, but may expand to two days if enough students sign up. If your child would like to participate, please return the bottom half of this paper with the appropriate fee, due by Friday, May 6.
Click below to download the Solo & Ensemble Permission Form.