General Membership Meeting, 3/16

If this was a normal year we would be holding a general membership meeting at the Junior Festival. It’s important that we meet for a few reasons, and I hope all Senior and Junior directors will attend. Please look for the Zoom link and join us on March 16th at 6 pm.

Here’s what we need to talk about:

1. The position of Chair Elect is currently vacant. We will entertain nominations or self nominations for anyone interested.
2. Review of the Senior Festival. Recordings release!
3. Review of the Junior Festival.
4. Announcements of openings on the state board and a plea for Southeastern District members to become involved and represented.
5. An update on the melding of district and state audition procedures and rubrics.
6. A report from our Auditions Coordinator and Treasurer.
7. Open positions for managers and assistant managers for ’21 – ’22.
8. Sharing of personal and professional concerns and victories over the last year.
9. RNS Shattuck Scholarship news.
10. New and old business.

Please join us!

Bill Richter
SEMMEA District Chairperson

BSO Youth Concert Virtual Performance

While the BSO isn’t able to hold their annual Youth Concert in person this year, they have done a virtual performance!  This year’s theme is “I really thought I couldn’t: a musical look at self doubt”.  Check out the supplementary materials curated by many MMEA members as well as pricing information about the concert itself.  Concert will be available starting March 5 through April 30.

Tri-County Symphonic Band Livestream – February 14

“Soloists for Scholarships – A Virtual Musical Offering”

To be aired at 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 14, 2021

The purpose of this concert is to shine the spotlight on four local organizations that offer scholarships to music students: The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, The Southeast District Massachusetts Music Educators Association, and The Tri-County Music Association. This concert will feature three soloists from past Tri-County concerts, all of whom have benefited from music scholarships in high school and college.

Program to include:

  • Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
    performed by Joe Foley, trumpet
    recorded October 29, 2018
  • Concerto for Bass Trombone by Elizabeth Raum
    performed by Ángel Subero, bass trombone
    recorded February 9, 2020
  • Legends of Jazz arranged by Stephen Bulla
    performed by Marcus Monteiro
    recorded October 20, 2019
  • American Jazz Suite by Allen Vizzutti
    performed by Marcus Monteiro
    recorded October 20, 2019

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