All State Junior Chorus and Junior Orchestra: Adjusted Rehearsals and Concert Continue - 2/28/19

In anticipation of the winter weather clearing by Friday morning, please allow plenty of time and travel safely. All State Junior rehearsals and performances will continue with slight adjustments on 3/1. Junior Chorus registration is adjusted from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Junior Orchestra registration will remain scheduled at 1:30-3:00 p.m. Any questions and concerns about arrival should be addressed to the All State Managers.

·Junior Chorus (update!) - Sunday, March 3, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Road, Perry Hall MD 21236. For rehearsal, all junior chorus members will report to the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204 between 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019.  Each person will go through a part-check on the concert music before being admitted to the first rehearsal. Remember that your transportation to the hotel must wait until you have successfully completed the process. Anyone who has not prepared sufficiently will be sent home that Friday evening. Then, rehearsals will continue throughout the weekend. Our first rehearsal will start at 3:00pm. 

·Junior Orchestra - Sunday, March 3, 4:00 p.m. Perry Hall High School, 4601 Ebenezer Road, Perry Hall MD 21236. All Junior orchestra musicians will report to Sheraton North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson, MD between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019. Your first rehearsal begins at 3:00 p.m. All musicians will audition for seating in each section. That audition will be on the concert music. Anyone who has not prepared the music sufficiently will be sent home that Friday evening. Then, rehearsals will continue throughout the weekend.

· 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.