Be part of 5,000 students and dozens of educators in this non-competitive festival!
Each festival site will host performing groups from the surrounding area. Each participating group will be given 20-30 minutes to perform musical selections of their choice. Guest clinicians will evaluate each performance and work with the students and their teachers throughout the day. These festivals are intended to provide a memorable and non-competitive musical experience and an opportunity to learn, share and observe.
2016-17 Middle Level Festivals
| Type||Site ||Host ||Date ||Clinicians|
| Band|| Alexandria || Greg DeGier|| May 5||Peter Haberman, Keith Wander|
(10 bands, 80 student max per band)
| Band|| Edina - FULL|| Geneva Fitzsimonds|
| April 28|
|Jerry Luckhardt, Scott Rabehl|
(85 student max per band)
| Band|| Monticello|| Jennifer Macki ||Feb 9 ||Brett Krohn|
(6 bands, 130 student max per band, jazz bands also allowed)
|Band ||St. Croix Prep Academy, Stillwater ||Kyle Manley ||April 7 ||Jim DeCaro, John Zschunke|
(65 student max per band)
| Choir|| Monticello || Jennifer Ulven ||March 31||Mark Johnson, director of the MN Boyschoir|
(120 student max per choir) Mass piece "Turn the World Around" SAB by Roger Emerson
| Choir|| Willmar|| Travis Michelson|| April 7 ||TBD|
(90 student max per choir)
The Registration form for 2016-17
festivals is available.. Registration materials and fees should be mailed to the MMEA office and are due four weeks before the festival date.
If you have questions, please contact the MMEA office
or our Middle Level Chair, Jennifer Macki
We are always interested in recruiting additional sites and hosts. If you are interested, or would like to recommend a colleague or facility as a host, please contact the MMEA office.