State Festival Application

Music teachers/directors, please address questions regarding policies and procedures directly to MBDA, MODA, or MCEA. All groups will perform a warm-up selection and two compositions for adjudication. Both selections for adjudication must be from the MBDA, MODA, or MCEA Approved Lists (posted on the MMEA website). All groups will go through the applicable sight reading procedure as indicated in the MBDA, MODA, or MCEA Policies and Procedures. The exact schedule will be determined by the number of participating groups. Specific directions and details will be sent via email along with the performance schedule two-three weeks before the event. Please be sure to include your email address and check your email plus spam/junk folders for information sent to you. Applications received after the deadline will be accepted on a space-available basis.


Dates and Deadlines

  • April 29-May 3 State High School Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Festivals Online Application Deadline: April 1

  • May 6-10 State Middle School Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Festivals Online Application Deadline: April 19

  • Medals are $12 each plus shipping. Orders are to be placed online through the music director by the end of May, not by individual students. Groups that earn a Superior (I) rating (blue ribbon) or Excellent (II) rating (red ribbon) qualify to order the medals.

Contact mmeamarylandinfo@gmail.com with questions about dates and deadlines.


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