Orchestra

2017-18 All-State Orchestra
Feb 23-24, 2018

February Rehearsals & Orchestra Hall Performance; Side-by-Side Rehearsal with Minnesota Orchestra
Minneapolis Hilton & Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis MN 

This information is available for download as PDF: February All-State Orchestra 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 $10 payment. 


ARRIVAL and CHECK-IN

  • Arrive between 7:30 – 7:45am Fri, Feb 23rd, 2018
  • Check-in at the Minneapolis Hilton Hotel 1001 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis MN.
  • Check-in room at the Hilton TBD.


RULES, EXPECTATIONS and CONFLICTS

  • You must be enrolled in your schools’ orchestra or band. Qs? email info@mmea.org ASAP.
  • Excused absences from Friday’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 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Check-in at Minneapolis Hilton between 7:30 – 7:45am Fri, Feb 23rd, 2018
  • All-State Rehearsal Fri 2/23, 8am – 9:15am at the Minneapolis Hilton
  • Side-by-Side with Minnesota Orchestra Fri 2/23, 10am – Noon at Orchestra Hall
  • All-State Rehearsal Fri 2/23, 12:30-7pm at Minneapolis Hilton
  • Rehearsal Sat 2/24 8:30 – 11am at Minneapolis Hilton
  • Reporting time for Concert Sat 2/24 1:30pm at Orchestra Hall
  • Concert Sat 2/24 2pm at Orchestra Hall
  • Full schedule will be posted and shared with you soon.

TRANSPORTATION and PARKING

  • Parking is available in the Orchestra Hall ramp, the Hilton Hotel and other ramps downtown
  • Use Metro Transit’s Trip Planner for light rail or bus transportation.

MEALS and LODGING

  • MMEA will provide lunch after the Side-by-Side rehearsal with the Minnesota Orchestra.
  • 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

  • Scheherezade, Rimsky Korsakov, mvt iv. Festival at Baghdad
  • Symphony no. 5, Shostakovich, Mvts ii. Allegretto and iv. Allegro non troppo
  • You will perform ALL of these works for the Side-By-Side with the Minnesota Orchestra. Be ready for All-State and the Side-by-Side by practicing your music!
  • 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.
  • STRINGS Bring MUTES needed and extra strings.
  • PERCUSSION Bring MALLETS needed for your parts.
  • 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.

ORCHESTRA HALL CONCERT

  • Sat Feb 24th at 2pm.
  • Orchestra performs first on the concert.
  • Tickets via the Orchestra Hall box office. Link will be emailed when available.
  • No valuables (cell phone, tablet, wallet, purse, etc.) back stage at Orchestra Hall.
  • No audio or video recording during the concert. No photography during the concert.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

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