NYSSMA FESTIVAL 2019
REGISTRATION DEADLINE MARCH 2Every year, the New York State Music Teachers' Association hosts a special festival that allows students a chance to have their progress evaluated. Students prepare a solo, scales and sight-reading and perform for highly trained judges who deliver insightful, positive comments. Students get to meet many other players and most students enjoy practicing for this goal. It is a worthwhile and fun experience.
If you are interested, the festival dates are Friday and Saturday May 15th & 16th, 2020 @ Bronxville School 177 Pondfield Rd. Bronxville, NY 10708 (Upon registering, students are pre-assigned their own 15 minute time slot some time during these two days.)
Please note that all students must prepare a solo, scales and sight reading as listed in the current NYSSMA manual. I have a copy of the manual in school, but your private teacher should also have this information to prepare you for the festival.
TO REGISTER:Please follow instructions as outlined in the following letter from Lisa Forte, our District Performing Arts Coordinator. Please Note - Scarsdale Students participate in the "Down County" Festival.
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To Parents of 2019-20 K-12 Scarsdale Student Musicians Who Wish to Participate in the NYSSMA Festival
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy New Year! On behalf of the Scarsdale District Music & Performing Arts Department, I want to wish you a new year filled with beautiful, harmonious music that brings you joy! We are well into concert season, and I hope you have the opportunity to attend and enjoy one of our many wonderful performances occurring over these next few weeks throughout the district.
As you may be aware, the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Festival is fast approaching. This year, we are pleased to announce that all registrations and payments will be completed online through MySchoolBucks.com. We are very excited to be able to offer this online process to you as it will provide a simpler, more streamlined application experience. Please note that, if you are registering more than one child, you must complete separate registrations for each child.
EACH FESTIVAL HAS A DEFINITE DEADLINE AFTER WHICH THE WINDOW WILL CLOSE. THIS DEADLINE CANNOT BE EXTENDED.
THEREFORE, PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S PLACE AT THE NYSSMA FESTIVAL ADJUDICATIONS.
THE REGISTRATION WINDOW FOR THE FOLLOWING FESTIVALS WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020:
DOWN-COUNTY NYSSMA SOLO & ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL
All-State & Regular Solos for: Voice, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion;
All-State & Level 5 & 6 Solos for Strings
on May 15 & 16, 2020
at Bronxville School, 177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708
PARENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020
If you are already using MySchoolBucks to pay for school meals or other items in the district, your account is already set-up and ready to go! Just log into www.MySchoolBucks.com or download the MySchoolBucks Mobile App and click the PERFORMING ARTS icon.
Note : In order to use the online prepayment service, a small convenience fee for each transaction will be assessed to cover bank fees. Please note that the Scarsdale School District is required to pass this charge on to account users; it will not profit from the use of this site. Refunds will incur an additional processing fee.
Thank you for your support of and participation in the Scarsdale Music & Performing Arts Program. If you have any questions regarding the above information, please do not hesitate to contact me at the Music Office.
Lisa F. Forte
District Coordinator of Music & Performing Arts
Scarsdale High School
1057 Post Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
(914)721-2485For more information visit www.nyssma.org/zone11