Western Region Middle School Festival

Audition Information

Auditions for region festivals during the 2021-22 school year will be held virtually through the CTFest Audition platform which will open for teachers in August. A completed school association fee (SAF) form and payment must be received, and teachers’ individual CMEA/NAfME memberships must be current in order to register students for auditions.

Though region auditions are once again virtual, CMEA is planning to hold the region festivals in-person and also, hold the All-State auditions in- person.

Audition Registration closes November 23, 2021 **
Last Day to upload videos is December 4, 2021
Audition Fee: $20 (Postmarked by 12/4/21)

**Late registrations will not be accepted under any circumstance. Audition registration closes November 23rd, however teachers may continue to upload videos past that date for previously registered students until December 4th.

Festival Information

Concert Tickets

Admission: $14. (+s.c.) Reserved seating.

Concert Times
Choir 2:30 pm
Band & Jazz 3:30 pm

Due to limitations during the pandemic:

  • In-person seating is mildly limited.
  • All audience members must wear a mask.
  • There are two separate concerts.
  • Payment is by credit card only.
  • No tickets will be sold at the door.

March 18-19, 2022

Wilton High School
395 Danbury Rd
Wilton, CT 06897

Festival Acceptance by January 7, 2022
Festival Fee: $45 (Postmarked by 1/28/22)

Festival Participants must complete the required health form and contract through FamilyID by February 4. Parents or Guardians may access the  forms by clicking on the button below.

HARP Auditions: All MS and HS harp region auditions will take place together on one day at the Southern Region HS Auditions, on November 21 at Joseph A. Foran High School, Milford. Teachers should register harp students in their own regions as they do all other students. MS teachers please note that MS harp students must be registered on CTFest by October 23, in order to create the SRHS schedule.

Committee Members

Western Region Co-Director

Robert Thornton

Western Region Co-Director

Andrew Gadwah

Audition Scheduler

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Festival Chair

Janet Nobles

Band Co-Chair

Hilary Brown

Band Co-Chair

Jennifer Ginsberg

Jazz Band Co-Chair

Michael Strange

Choir Co-Chair

Amy Hannequin

Choir Co-Chair


Jazz Band Co-Chair


Program Chair

Janet Nobles

Audition Site Host

Jim Buchta


Concert Band

Meghan Cabral


Laura Gladd

Jazz Ensemble

Julius Tolentino

Teacher’s Guide to CTFest Videos

CMEA Copyright Policy

CMEA expects all students participating in the audition process to abide by all copyright laws. Students must have an original piece of music, a digitally purchased copy w/receipt, a public domain copy, or perform from memory. With the exception of students performing from memory, students auditioning without an acceptable copy of music may be disqualified from festival participation.