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Middle School Honors Festival

Dear OMEA 4 Music Directors:   

We invite your school to participate in the fourteenth annual Middle School Honors Festival.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your advanced middle school musicians to perform interesting and challenging music with other talented students in District 4. The 2017 Middle School Honors Festival will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  

** IMPORTANT** Although individual students make checks out directly to your school, you should send only Although individual students make checks out to your school, you should send only one check for each performing group.  Make check payable to “OMEA District 4 Treasurer”.  Please mail this check, all applications and copy of your OMEA card in one envelope to the appropriate District IV Honors Committee chairperson listed below.  Do not mail it directly to the treasurer.


Each music director is responsible for his/her students’ medical forms. Please use your school’s emergency medical forms.  Each director or director designee must bring the medical forms to each rehearsal and performance. 

Honors Choir requests that directors nominate up to eight students with an equal distribution of choral parts, SATB, two per part.  If you have a situation that does not allow for that or if you feel you have more than 8 that could participate, it is okay to send in their applications, but does not guarantee membership.  Rate your students by section in terms of ability in case we have to limit the number of applicants in a particular section to balance the group.  Please only send students of the highest musical quality. 

Please recommend mainly eighth grade musicians for Honors Orchestra, Band, and Choir. If needed, we will balance the sections with seventh graders.  Please moderate percussion nominations!! 

We would like all directors to participate in the rehearsals by offering organizational assistance or by singing/playing in the ensemble.  Thank you for your interest in this exciting project!  Please contact any of the chairpersons with any questions or concerns you may have.

General Chair  
Christopher Ewald
Learwood Middle School
340 Lear Rd
Avon Lake, OH 44012


Honors Choir
Mary Fancher   
19737 Battersea Blvd 
Rocky River, OH  44116 

Honors Band    
John Blasko
16601 Madison Ave.      
Lakewood, OH 44107          

Honors Orchestra   
Patty A. Mullinax       
17501 Dartmouth Ave     
Cleveland, OH 44111