Thousands Expected for Music Educators Conference
The Washington Music Educators Association conference will be held in Yakima February 13-16. A news release says the conference will feature over 100 sessions for teachers to gain professional development credits; reading sessions for choir, elementary music, orchestra, jazz band and jazz choir. The special guest and keynote speaker is recording artist and performer Sheila E.
Bands from 37 different schools, colleges and universities. It's a big conference with 1200 delegates and 1300 participants presenting at the conference.
Junior All-State students both rehearse and perform on Saturday, February 15. Junior All-State includes three choirs, two concert bands and a symphony orchestra. New this year is the Junior All-State Jazz Band, which will perform with the high school jazz groups on Friday, February 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Capitol Theater. The Junior All-State concerts will be held Saturday, February 15, at 4:30 p.m., with the choral concert held at the Capitol Theater and the bands and orchestra at Eisenhower High School.
New this year is the All-State Percussion Ensemble, which will perform at the General Session on Friday, February 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the Yakima Convention Center. The high school All-State concerts are at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 16, EXCEPT for the All-State Jazz Band and Jazz Choir Concert, which is at the Capitol Theater on Friday, February 14, at 3:30 PM.
Tickets for all high school level concerts are available through the Capitol Theater’s website.