Thanks for Supporting 2019 All State! CD and DVD Update

Thank you for ordering a CD or DVD of the All State 2019 performance! 

As indicated at the time of the online purchase, production and shipping normally takes 10-12 weeks after the performance date. This means that shipping of the CD or DVD occurs between May 6 through June 3 depending on the performance date. 

As an update, the vendor we’ve been working with for over 10 years has had an unusual delay with some production and shipping due to technical circumstances beyond our control.

We appreciate your ongoing patience and apologize for any inconvenience. 

3/3/19: Slight Adjustment- All State Junior Chorus and Junior Orchestra: Concert Continues

In anticipation of the winter weather on the afternoon of Sunday March 3rd, please allow plenty of time and travel safely. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. for the Junior Choir performance scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. for the Junior Orchestra performance scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Please note that the start time for the Junior Orchestra performance may adjust slightly based on current weather conditions.

· Ticket Check-in: To enhance our efforts with sustainability and “going digital” all additional tickets purchased (online or via mail) can be claimed via the onsite check-in process on the day of the concert at the venue. To check-in, provide the name of the ticket purchaser at the welcome area inside the venue. Tickets will be available at the door for $15.00 until sold out. One ticket per performance. Credit, cash, and checks are accepted. There is a $35 fee for bounced checks.

·Plan Ahead: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. It is ideal to have the full party check-in together. Each concert is approximately 60 minutes. Please plan ahead for your travel route. Also plan ahead and allow plenty of time for traffic, weather, 15-20 minutes for navigating the campus, and finding parking.

·Online Ticket Sales: Online ticket sales for each performance will end 2 calendar days prior to the performance date at 11:59 p.m. (e.g. for a Saturday performance, ticket sales end Thursday at 11:59 p.m. For a Sunday performance ticket sales end Friday at 11:59 p.m.)

·Items: Shirts, DVD/CD: Additional shirts may be available onsite or available for ordering at increased prices after the event. This is not guaranteed. Order a DVD/CD online to capture the memory by March 4th 11:59 p.m.! Allow 10-12 weeks for delivery after the performance. There is no photography or video of any kind allowed in the performance space. Video recording violates copyright laws.

·Exciting, Rewarding, and Rigorous: As a reminder, student schedules include meals, 8 hours sleep, and 3-8 hours of rehearsals daily, dress rehearsals, as well as group transportation to/from the rehearsals supervised by chaperones who are local teachers. Review again in detail the following information to prepare for this exciting, rewarding, and rigorous experience: Participating in 2019 All State, All State Schedule and Rehearsals, Student Rules, Parent/Guardian Rules.

·Family, Friends, Teachers, Supporters, Partners, and Exhibitors: The MMEA Executive Board appreciates you for lifting up the next generation of student leaders and making music education a priority. MMEA is 501 (c)(3) nonprofit professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland. MMEA provides professional development for music teachers, opportunities for over 26,000 to engage in state-wide music activities and events involving students, teachers, and volunteers, plus serves as an advocate for music education in Maryland schools. Join MMEA or give to MMEA and support music education in Maryland today!

·Please note: Refunds and transfers are unavailable. The MMEA Office will be closed and unavailable during the week of in preparation for and just after each of the All State Music weekends. Thus, mmeamarylandinfo@gmail.com or phone calls will not be monitored during this time frame. 

All State Junior Chorus and Junior Orchestra: Concert Continues – 3/2/19

 In anticipation of the winter weather on the afternoon of Sunday March 3rd, please allow plenty of time and travel safely. Changes in concert location will be announced on the website. If anything, both All State Junior performances will continue with slight adjustments to the location. Any questions and concerns about arrival should be addressed to the All State Managers.

· Ticket Check-in: To enhance our efforts with sustainability and “going digital” all additional tickets purchased (online or via mail) can be claimed via the onsite check-in process on the day of the concert at the venue. To check-in, provide the name of the ticket purchaser at the welcome area inside the venue. Tickets will be available at the door for $15.00 until sold out. One ticket per performance. Credit, cash, and checks are accepted. There is a $35 fee for bounced checks.

·Plan Ahead: Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. It is ideal to have the full party check-in together. Each concert is approximately 60 minutes. Please plan ahead for your travel route. Also plan ahead and allow plenty of time for traffic, weather, 15-20 minutes for navigating the campus, and finding parking.

·Online Ticket Sales: Online ticket sales for each performance will end 2 calendar days prior to the performance date at 11:59 p.m. (e.g. for a Saturday performance, ticket sales end Thursday at 11:59 p.m. For a Sunday performance ticket sales end Friday at 11:59 p.m.)

·Items: Shirts, DVD/CD: Additional shirts may be available onsite or available for ordering at increased prices after the event. This is not guaranteed. Order a DVD/CD online to capture the memory by March 4th 11:59 p.m.! Allow 10-12 weeks for delivery after the performance. There is no photography or video of any kind allowed in the performance space. Video recording violates copyright laws.

·Exciting, Rewarding, and Rigorous: As a reminder, student schedules include meals, 8 hours sleep, and 3-8 hours of rehearsals daily, dress rehearsals, as well as group transportation to/from the rehearsals supervised by chaperones who are local teachers. Review again in detail the following information to prepare for this exciting, rewarding, and rigorous experience: Participating in 2019 All State, All State Schedule and Rehearsals, Student Rules, Parent/Guardian Rules.

·Family, Friends, Teachers, Supporters, Partners, and Exhibitors: The MMEA Executive Board appreciates you for lifting up the next generation of student leaders and making music education a priority. MMEA is 501 (c)(3) nonprofit professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland. MMEA provides professional development for music teachers, opportunities for over 26,000 to engage in state-wide music activities and events involving students, teachers, and volunteers, plus serves as an advocate for music education in Maryland schools. Join MMEA or give to MMEA and support music education in Maryland today!

·Please note: Refunds and transfers are unavailable. The MMEA Office will be closed and unavailable during the week of in preparation for and just after each of the All State Music weekends. Thus, mmeamarylandinfo@gmail.com or phone calls will not be monitored during this time frame.