The NJMEA offers a Middle School Band Festival to all grade levels 5 – 9. There are two locations for these festivals which are at northern and southern locations in the state.
Each band will have a 20 minute warm-up time prior to their performance. Stage time will be approximately 30 minutes including set-up, performance and exit. Performance selections are of the director’s choice. Clinicians’ recorded and written critiques will be made available; in addition, clinicians will speak with band members following the performances as time allows. A participation plaque will be awarded to each band. Ratings will be given upon request. You may bring your own lunches. All bands are encouraged to listen to the other ensembles perform. Mutual respect for all performances is absolutely necessary.
Please direct any questions to: James Chwalyk, Festival Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org