2019 Junior All-State Update

2019 WMEA Junior All-State Information

Updated: January 16, 2019

Our Rehearsal and Concert information is updated on pages two and three of the Information Packet below.

The Rehearsal and Concert Venue document includes information specific to each venue and group.

A note from our Executive Director:

Dear teachers and families:

I sincerely apologize for not announcing the Junior All-State locations in the fall after you were accepted. District policies in Vancouver and surrounding areas only schedule space for “outside groups” in the year an event is to take place. In past years we have had the opportunity to schedule 18 months ahead of time. There are basketball tournaments in the half dozen school districts near Vancouver so our applications for spaces large enough to hold the event were declined in dozens of locations. We finally secured Clark College in Vancouver for the instrumental rehearsals and concert, and Benson Poly Tech High School for the Junior All- State Choral rehearsals with the concert to be held at the Oregon Convention Center Exhibit Hall A-1. Performances will be at 5:30 PM at both locations. We realize this causes problems for the permission to travel policies. This is never how we intend to do business and we are very sorry it unfolded this way. We hope that the experience of Junior All State will be a life-long memory for your student and this scheduling issue will not be. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Warmest Regards,

Scott A. Ketron

Executive Director

Washington Music Educators Association

Metropolitan Music Services
Arts Education Washington
Hall of Fame
Ted Brown Music
All Northwest
JW Pepper