Jazz Band

2017-18 All-State Jazz Band
Feb 22-23, 2018
February Rehearsals & Minneapolis Convention Center Performance

Minneapolis Hilton & Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis MN 

This information is available for download as PDF: February All-State Jazz Band Letter

PERMISSION FORMS for FEBRUARY ALL-STATE

  • Every All-State parent must complete the permission and registration by Jan 22nd at https://mnallstate.campmanagement.com/campers.
  • Your user login is the email address where you’ve been getting All-State emails. Select “What’s my password” if you’ve forgotten.
  • Select “Forms” tab to complete the Parent Permission and Registration Form, and “Financial” tab to make your $20 payment. 

ARRIVAL AND CHECK-IN

  • Arrive at 1pm, Thurs, Feb 22nd, 2018
  • Check-in at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel 1001 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis MN.
  • Check-in room at the Hilton TBA.

RULES, EXPECTATIONS and CONFLICTS

  • You must be enrolled in your schools’ band or jazz ensemble. Qs? email info@mmea.org ASAP.
  • Excused absences from Thursday’s All-State rehearsals
    • Girls Hockey and Girls Gymnastics – email MMEA at info@mmea.org.
    • If your school ensemble performs at the Clinic, your director will notify MMEA.
  • MSHSL rules regarding respect, harassment, violence and chemical abuse apply at all times. See the All-State Rules and Regulations.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

1:00-1:15 PM            Register, 2nd floor, Minneapolis Hilton, 1001 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis. (If you are staying at the Hilton Minneapolis, you should check in before you start rehearsals.)

1:15-5:30 PM            Rehearsal at Hilton Minneapolis (exact room will be provided via email).

5:30-6:30 PM            Dinner at Hilton Hotel ($20 payable to MMEA due by January 31).

6:30-9:00 PM            Rehearsal continues at Hilton Minneapolis (Room TBD).

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

8:30-10:00AM          Rehearsal continues at Hilton (Room TBD). Check out of hotel room, if necessary, BEFORE this rehearsal.

10:15-11:30AM        Sound check, Ballroom, Minneapolis Convention Center.

11:45-12:45 PM       All-State Jazz Ensemble performance.

TRANSPORTATION and PARKING

MEALS and LODGING

  • MMEA will provide supper on Friday.
  • All other meals are at the student’s expense
  • An adult must stay in the hotel room with any minor(s) and must be present at check-in.
  • The Minneapolis Hilton  is the host hotel.
  • Student rate rooms are sold out. Get the Clinic rate ($119/night, plus tax) by reserving online at https://aws.passkey.com/go/MMEA2018. Select “Attendees and Exhibitors”.
  • MMEA provides supervision during rehearsals and the performance. NO OTHER SUPERVISION WILL BE PROVIDED BY MMEA AT ANY OTHER TIME DURING THE WEEKEND.

LITERATURE – PRACTICE and BRING YOUR MUSIC

  • Point No Point, Dan Gailey; El Gatote, Matt Harris; Backbone, Thad Jones; Rare Butterfly, Frank Foster
  • Email MMEA info@mmea.org if you don’t have your music and can’t access DropBox.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bring a folding stand for All-State rehearsals.
  • Your instrument and your music.
  • WINDS Bring extra reeds. BRASS bring MUTES needed for your parts.
  • DRUMS bring your entire drum set and auxiliary equipment.
  • GUITAR, KEYBOARD, & BASSIST bring your amps and cords.
  • You are responsible for all valuables (cell phone, tablet, wallet, purse).

CONCERT DRESS – ALL BLACK

  • Top: Black button-up shirt or blouse. Tie optional
  • Bottom: Dress pants or skirt (knee length or longer).
  • Black dress allowed (knee length or longer).
  • Black shoes.

MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER CONCERT

  • Fri Feb 23rd at 11:45am.
  • Concert is free of charge. Encourage your family, friends, and teachers to attend!

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Jennifer Lenart,
Dec 20, 2017, 8:50 AM
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