LCRMEA Meeting Agenda
October 4th 2017
6:00pm food – 6:30pm meeting
Cathedral Tapatia- Mexican Restaurant
Board member introductions
New Band directors at Wy’East Middle School. Welcome Sarah and Katie!
Regional News/Announcements- News from your programs
May meeting minutes are approved!
Treasures Report – Kimberly Claassen
Kim Financial report
We have $3000 in our account and we are able to pay for in-service this year
Festival registration deadline is December
However, PLEASE register early because the budget changes every year- it is based on the registrations that are received
Festival costs- please make sure you are aware of all costs, we don’t want any additional ‘surprise’ bills to pay
Mark: Working operating expenses into festivals.
Should we increase the school participation fee so we have money for in-services and other costs?
***Proposal for next year: we increase the school participation fee?
Jean- what do other areas do?
Danielle- Alternating in-services each year?
Bryn- one year we use a local volunteer, the next year we pay someone for our in-services
We need a decision. Our committee to figure this out. We will need to know this by next year so we know what to expect. *Mark will email
New Business- LCRMEA
Advisory positions are the same but choir is now Bethany Schweitzer
Calendar is all same (see October meeting agenda)
We have a new website. Thank you Bethany!
In-service on October 13th 9am-4pm
Solo Ensemble NEW RATES!
All-State Audition Applications are due OCT 10th
NAFME login is different! (See Meeting Agenda)
NEW teachers check out the connection website- wmea.org.
WIAA rule changes
Choral divisions by voice, not gender
Mariachi now a category
IF ADDED after deadline, you will not eligible for state
Associate school memberships- all state application fees are waved
YMEA/Music matters license plates… get one! DO the Music matters grant!!
7:00pm Dismissed to break out areas. Meet for topics under agenda breakouts