From Bill Richter, District Chairperson:
Hello SEMMEA members!
I hope this finds you well rested and excited to get back to your students in whatever way your district decides is the most safe and effective. I’m sure I’m not alone in wondering what will come next and whether in-person music will happen this year. But I’m also optimistic that this will pass and great music will come back, maybe even better than it was before.
If this was a normal year we would be holding our annual General Meeting in early October. Because we can’t meet in person our membership meeting will be on Zoom on Tuesday, September 22nd at 5 pm. Please make every effort to join! In a following email you will see the meeting link from Jillian Griffin, your Past Chairperson.
Over the summer your District and State Boards have met several times in an attempt to plan for the ‘20-‘21 school year. Many of these discussions have been wonderful and the decisions we’ve made will effect you and your students this year. On the 22nd we will announce the calendar, introduce all the Managers, Assistant Managers, Concert Chairs, Officers, Staff, etc. We’ll lay out a revised format for auditions and festivals as well. I also hope to engage you in thoughtful conversation about how we can offer a lively, attractive and meaningful festival experience for our top priority – the students we serve. Equally I hope we can find a vehicle for supporting each other through these difficult times.
I hope to see you on the 22nd!
SEMMEA District Chairperson