8. Two or more schools may form a Co-op Special Ensemble (Jazz Ensemble, Alternative String Ensemble, Show Choir, String Choir, Saxophone Choir, etc.) under the following conditions: a. Permission is requested and granted by WSMA four weeks prior to the District Festival; and b. Participating students all attend WSMA member schools; and c. The participating individual member schools do not have a similar ensemble opportunity; and d. Music directors and an administrator from the participating schools sign the Co-op Ensemble Registration Form; and
e. Registration is processed through one school only and lists the name of the participants and their school(s).
9. Two or more schools may form a Co-op Concert Group (Concert Band, Full Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, Mixed Choir, TTBB Choir, SSAA Choir, or Middle School Choir) under the following conditions: a. Permission is requested and granted by WSMA four weeks prior to the Concert event; and b. Participating students all attend WSMA member schools; and c. Music directors and an administrator from the participating schools submit written approval; and
d. Registration is submitted from the school with the largest number of participants. Only one registration fee is required.
C. Home-schooled or Non-WSMA Member Student Participation Requirements 1. Students who are home-schooled OR who attend a non-WSMA member school may participate in WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festivals (District and State) with the following conditions: a. Payment to WSMA of a $50 registration fee to participate. b. The initial registration includes the first event (solo or ensemble) entered. c. Additional expenses include $9.00 for each Class A solo entry and $7.50 for each Class B or C solo entry. Ensemble events are an additional $13.00 for each entry.
d. Ensembles must be formed with siblings (brothers or sisters) also registered as non-members.
2. Parents should contact WSMA stating that their student is home-schooled or attends a non-WSMA member school (name the school) and wishes to participate in a WSMA District Solo & Ensemble Festival. Please include the student’s name, age, grade in school, parent name, address, phone, and email. All registration forms will be sent to the parent(s) when the above information has been processed by WSMA.
3. Home-schooled students that qualify for the WSMA State Solo & Ensemble Festival must register online and submit the State Festival registration fees within five business days after the posting of the District Festival results. Please call WSMA if more information is required.
4. Home-schooled students registered for WSMA Festivals must follow all WSMA participation requirements. (See Rules VI.A.1 - 17 and VI.B.1 - 26)
D. State Festival Eligibility Requirements 1. Students must receive a starred (*) I rating in a Class A event at a sanctioned WSMA District Solo & Ensemble Festival in the same school year as the State Festival.
2. Students must meet all eligibility requirements stated in Section V.B.1 – 9. 3. Directors must register online for WSMA State Solo & Ensemble Festival within five business days following the posting of the schools last District Festival results. A late fee of $10.00 plus $5.00 per entry may be assessed to schools submitting registrations beyond five business days. Directors will not be able to register for State Festivals until their District results have been received and processed by WSMA.
The time allotted for several instrumental events at WSMA State Solo & Ensemble Festivals is slightly longer than district. Qualifying students and events need not prepare additional music for the State Festival.
5. Soloists who qualify for the State Festival may perform a different solo at State, however it must be chosen from the current WSMA Festival Music Class A List for the same event. No permission from WSMA is required.
6. Ensembles who qualify for the State Festival must perform the same selection(s) at State as was performed at District Festival, with the following exceptions:
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