Event 2859 (String Choir): Violin, viola, cello, and string bass/cello must be represented in the instrumentation for this event.
Event 3323: Clarinet Trio is now Bb Clarinet Trio.
Event 3324: Events 3324 (Bb Clarinet Quartet) and 3844 (Clarinet Quartet) are now combined into Event 3324 (Clarinet Quartet).
Event 4822 (Trumpet – Trombone or Trumpet - Euphonium Duet) and Event 4832 (Trombone Duet, Euphonium Duet or Trombone – Euphonium Duet): Limited Transfer between these two events is now permitted.
III. WSMA Events and Classes A. Solo & Ensemble Events B. Concert Group Events C. Classes Defined
A. WSMA Solo & Ensemble events have three classes: A, B, C 1. Solo Events (Vocal, String, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Piano, Guitar, Handbells) 2. Ensemble Events (Vocal, String, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Piano, Guitar, Handbells) 3. Misc. Ensembles, Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz, Show Choir, Ethnic Heritage and Electronic Ensembles
B. Concert festival groups include four classes: A, B, C and M 1. Concert Band 2. Orchestra (Full, Chamber, String) 3. Choir (Mixed, TTBB, SSAA, Middle School)
C. Classes are based on approximate years of experience on a musical instrument or voice: 1. Class M = Middle School (up to and including 9th grade students) 2. Class C = One or two years of musical experience 3. Class B = Three or four years of musical experience 4. Class A = Advanced high school literature
IV. Description of WSMA Festivals A. Concert Group Festivals B. Clinic Performance Assessment (for Concert Groups) C. Informance (for Concert Groups) D. Alternative Clinic Performance Assessment (for Concert Groups) E. District Solo & Ensemble Festivals F. State Solo & Ensemble Festivals
A. Concert Group Festivals 1. At least three member schools are required to form a WSMA District Concert Festival. 2. Festival dates are established by the participating schools. All Concert Festival dates must be submitted to WSMA by October 1st of the current school year. WSMA Concert Festival Registration forms are found in the Member Schools section of the WSMA website.
3. WSMA assigns all adjudicators for Concert Group Festivals. 4. Concert Festival Managers are responsible for sending accurate and timely information to adjudicators, scheduling concert festival events, communicating with participating schools, providing facilities, and paying all festival expenses. a. At the discretion of the Concert Festival Manager, one of the adjudicators may also serve as a clinician; OR the clinic responsibility may be rotated among the adjudicators; OR an additional person may be contracted to serve only as a clinician.
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