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Welcome! This site is designed to serve Western Massachusetts music teachers and their students. 
Western District is a division of MMEA, a federated state unit of NAfME.

Senior registration materials posted

September 16, 2022

  • The senior audition registration form and endorsement forms have been posted. For a brief overview of registration instructions, click here. Got a question about anything in this process? Here's who to ask.

  • Here are the audition and festival dates for the 2022-2023 school year. Note that we'll be returning to in-person auditions at Westfield State University.​

Auditions

Senior Auditions -- Saturday, November 12th (snow date November 19th), Westfield State

Junior Auditions -- Saturday, December 3rd (snow date December 10th), Westfield State

Festivals

Senior Festival -- Saturday, January 7th & Saturday, January 14th, Minnechaug High School

Junior Festival -- Saturday, March 11th & Saturday, March 18th, location TBD

  • Representatives from across the state have worked to create standardized rubrics for senior auditions. You can access these new rubrics at this page. Note that there may still be some slight changes between now and the audition; we will be sure to update you if that is the case.​.

  • We are in need of a festival committee chair to oversee the festival process for this year. If you are interested in filling this important role, reach out to Ashley Paradis.

  • West Springfield Public Schools will be hosting a Band Music Reading/Sharing Session on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day) from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the West Springfield High School auditorium. It will include one hour for lunch. Bring your instrument and two of your favorite works to conduct for an ensemble comprised of your fellow band directors!  All elementary, middle and high school band directors are invited. Contact Mark Turcotte (turcotte@wsps.org) for more details. There is no cost for this opportunity! Sign up via this link. ​

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