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Western District is a division of MMEA, a federated state unit of NAfME.

In-person events cancelled

September 3, 2020

With deepest regrets, the Executive Board has decided to cancel all MMEA-WD in person events for the 2020/2021 school year. This decision was not made lightly and we have committed ourselves to a willingness to revisit the conversation should the current situation dramatically change. However, considering the potential dangers of in person events we did not feel it appropriate to come into this year with plans to gather large groups of people together.

 

Now for some good news. We are moving forward with plans to provide our students with some virtual opportunities. We will still have our Junior and Senior District Auditions. They will be conducted remotely via video recordings and students will receive traditional scores from judges. At the senior level, this will also include a designation of All State Recommendations (please watch for more details from the state level regarding the All State process as those details develop.)

 

We are also working on developing some sort of “virtual festival” experience for our students as a reward for their hard work and successful auditions. This piece of the puzzle is still in the early development stages and we are looking for help in determining exactly what that "event" will look like. Please reach out to Amanda Johnson if you are interested in serving on a committee to develop these plans. This committee is slated to work each Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 via zoom in order to develop a plan to present to the general membership at our October General Membership Meeting.

Our next meeting is our annual Fall Dinner Meeting on Tuesday October 6th. We will be sending out a Zoom invite for that meeting when we get a little closer to that date. If you are a Western Massachusetts member of MMEA and you are not receiving emails from us, please click this link to join our mailing list.

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