CONNECTICUT MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

2022 Elementary Honors Festival

March 31 (Band and Orchestra) & April 1 (Choir)

CMEA members may nominate four of their students who are in grades 5-6 for participation in one of three ensembles that make up the Elementary Honors Festival which is held at the annual In-Service Conference. Selected students and their teachers attend a full day festival which includes rehearsal and performance under regionally and nationally recognized conductors, sectionals, lunch with many new fellow musicians,  and culminates with a concert to share all that they have put together that day. Students receive a festival tee shirt and an mp3 recording of the performance. This is an excellent first festival experience to honor and challenge the motivated, hard working students in your ensembles that is sure to get them excited for future festivals such as regional festivals and beyond!

Festival Information:
March 31-April 1, 2022
CT Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103

Festival Fee: $50
(includes lunch, tee shirt, mask and mp3)

To Order: Mail form to the address on the form or bring with you completed to the concert

Students will receive one free MP3 download of the concert. Use this form to order additional copies or CDs or DVDs. Mail in to the address on the form or bring completed to the concert.

Concert Ticket: $7  General Admission

  • Audience members are encouraged to wear a mask.
  • There are three separate concerts.
  • Payment is by credit card only. No tickets will be sold at the door.

March 31  Orchestra 3:30 pm
March 31 Band 4:30 pm
April 1   Choir 4:00 pm

Festival Participants must complete the required health information through FamilyID. Parents or Guardians may access the forms by clicking the link below. Fees and Family ID due: February 25.

Nomination Procedure and Forms

Click the links below for specific nomination procedures and the form.

Festival Committee

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Festival Chair

Caitlin Serpliss

elementary@cmea.org

Band Chair

Robert Nolte

nolter@newtown.k12.ct.us

Orchestra Co-Chair

Dana Saccomano

saccomanno.dm@easthartford.org

Orchestra Co-Chair

Kielty Wintersteen

wintersteen.ki@easthartford.org

Choir Co Chair

Susan Mollica

Choir Co Chair

Deborah Curylo

dcurylo@crec.org

Conductors

Elementary Honors Band

Dr. Matthew Doiron

Elementary Honors Orchestra

David Kramer

Elementary Honors Choir

Ellen Gilson Voth

CMEA members may nominate their students who are in grades 4-6 for participation in one of three ensembles that make up the Elementary Honors Festival which is held at the annual In-Service Conference.

Selected students and their teachers attend a full day festival which includes rehearsal and performance under regionally and nationally recognized conductors, sectionals, lunch with many new fellow musicians, a mini performance by a visiting group related to their ensemble and culminates with a concert to share all that they have put together that day. This is an excellent first festival experience to honor and challenge the motivated, hard working students in your ensembles that is sure to get them excited for future festivals such as regional festivals and beyond!

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