Meeting Minutes

May 27, 2016

Welcome/introductions

Treasurer’s report – Kimberley Claassen

·         Currently missing packets from one festival and one solo/ensemble event. 

·         $5000 is currently owed to LCRMEA from participating schools. Kim will send out a list of delinquent accounts next week.

·         Procedures for reimbursement: Kim proposed moving festival registration due date to the Wednesday in December directly before Winter Break to cover costs for solo/ensemble events (so judges can be paid the day of the event, etc.) Mark Claassen moved for a vote. Motion passed

·         Note for next year’s event hosts: you must turn in completed packets at least one week before the event so that checks can be ready on the day of the event.

Elections

·         President: Mark Claassen will continue in a two year term

·         Vice President: Rebecca Weidenaar voted into office

·         Secretary: Kareah Nicoson will continue in a two year term

Curricular Chairs

·         Band: Sam Ormson

·         Choir: Unfilled at this time

·         Orchestra: Liz Omara

·         Elementary: Bryn Scamahorn

Next year’s dates

·         09/??/16          Fall LCRMEA meeting 6pm Thursday TBD

·         10/14/16         Inservice day (can only do it if funds are available)

·         01/??/17          Winter LCRMEA meeting 6pm Thursday TBD

·         02/25/17         HS instrumental Solo and Ensemble @ Union HS, Mark Claassen-host

·         03/04/17         HS Vocal Solo and Ensemble @ Hudson’s Bay, Jen M will Schedule

·         03/11/17         MS Solo and Ensemble @ Covington MS, Jean Kent-host

·         03/14/17         MS Band Festival @ Ridgefield HS, Charlie Greggerson-host

·         03/16/17         MS Choral Festival @ Ridgefield HS, host needed (Katie Hebner?)

·         03/17/17         HS Choral Festival @ Union HS, Mikkel Iverson-host

·         03/21/17         HS Orchestra Festival @ Skyview HS, Sarah O’Mara-host

·         03/25/17         Elementary Youth Honor Choir @ Washougal HS, Carinn Ormson-host

·         03/29-30/17    HS Band Festival @Evergreen HS, Bent Johnson-host

·         05/??/17          Spring LCRMEA meeting 6pm Thursday TBD

·         MS orchestra still has no festival date or host for the 2016-17 school year

LCRMEA Honor Orchestra and Band Introduction

·         The Honor Concert will be Saturday, Nov. 19 @ Skyview HS

·         Rehearsal dates

o   Wed 11/9        7-9pm rehearsal with local directors

o   Wed 11/16      7-9pm rehearsal with local directors

o   Thur 11/17      6-9pm rehearsal with guest conductor

o   Fri 11/18         8:30am - 4:00pm rehearsal with guest conductor

o   Sat 11/19         Morning and early afternoon dress rehearsal

·         Audition date is Thursday, 10/20 – afternoon and evening auditions

·         General information

o   Open auditions to any student in the LCRMEA region

o   One orchestra and two bands

o   $5.00 audition fee, $30.00 fee once accepted

o   Audition material will be out by the end of the school year (hopefully)

o   Attendance to ALL rehearsals is REQUIRED

·         Reasoning

o   To create an honor group opportunity for all students in LCRMEA region

o   Create an affordable group experience

o   Allow students from many different schools and backgrounds to interact and create music together

o   Expose our students to premier music educators in our field

·         There is still talk of an honor choir as well—still researching interest levels.

Information from WMEA

·         New All-Northwest audition material is now available at www.wmea.org

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