DIStrict IV solo & ensemble festival
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. 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 will be picking a solo and/or duet to play and will be given some time to work 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!
February 4, 2019 Letter
The students have been preparing Solos, Duets, and/or Trios to perform for this year’s LMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival. This Festival will be held here at school on February 19-20 (*date change*) during the child’s class.
We bring in a judge who will listen to the students perform. The judge will offer critiques and award a rating of 1 to 5. 1, or “Superior”, is the highest rating. Student that receive a “Superior” rating will receive a medal on our Spring Concert and will have the option of performing at our Solo & Ensemble Concert on February 26 that will follow a quick 6:30 pm Booster Meeting.
Students can sometimes be nervous about doing this festival. I try to remind them that they will perform for one judge in a room with no audience, which is much less intimidating than any check-off or playing test they do on a regular basis! The performance opportunity and feedback that they will receive from the judge is extremely valuable. It is also very important that they are practicing their music as being prepared is the best way to help out confidence on the day of a performance!
We will hold several OPTIONAL after-school help sessions that students are welcome to attend. All sessions are 2:30 to 4:00 and students may be picked up at or before 4:00 in the back by the band room.
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