CONGRATULATIONS OCMS BANDS!
KMEA Lage Ensemble Festival
The Kentucky Music Educator’s Association annually holds a Large Band Ensemble Festival. KMEA is an educational professional organization for concert performance ensembles. KMEA proudly states that in offering their festivals, to all groups at all levels, they have designed events that afford the very maximum in educational, social performance and quality of life benefits to all participants.
The focus of the KMEA Large Band Ensemble Festival is to help students discover their creative strengths, individual talents and abilities, and foster a real sense of accomplishment. Through this Festival every group is given the opportunity to achieve, receive encouragement to reach higher, and be recognized for these accomplishments.
Each band is evaluated using a criterion based rating system (Novice, Apprentice, Proficient, and Distinguished). Each band is evaluated by three judges for their stage performance and one judge evaluates a sight reading piece. The four judge’s totals are then averaged and used to determine the bands final rating.
This years KMEA Large Band Festival will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at Collins High School. Our 7th grade band will perform at 9:40 am and our 8th grade band will perform at 11:20 am. The concert is free and open to the public and all friends and family of the OCMS Band Program are encouraged to come and support our students.
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