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VOICE Magazine

This year we are publishing our journal, Voice of Washington Music Educators, online.

Here is the link: Voice

2021 NAfME Northwest Division Virtual Conference

Thursday, February 11 through Sunday, February 14

Registration is now open!

Pre-register for best prices by January 31, 2021.

Registration will remain open February 1-10 at higher prices.

NAfME member delegates from the six Northwest Division states may register online and via mail, fax, or scan/email.

NAfME member delegates from all U.S. states outside the Northwest Division may register via mail, fax or scan/email only (not online).

Click here for conference information including headliners, policies and pricing, registration instructions, link to online registration through OpusEvent, mail-in registration form and conference schedule.

Clock hours are available for Washington teachers! For all NW Division teachers, college credit is offered!

2021 All-State and All-Northwest Honor Groups

The audition window is now open and will close

  • High School - December 5
  • Junior 5/6 - December 7
  • Junior 7/8 - December 9

Our honor groups will not meet in person in Spokane 2021. However, we are holding auditions and will select and announce accepted students. Selected students will receive a certificate of achievement and have the opportunity to purchase memorabilia.

Click the links to access complete application information, instructions, and materials:

2021 HS All-Northwest and 2021 Jr All-State .

Group Eligibility Clarification Alert: To accommodate students in school districts that have moved to alternating semester classes, preventing yearlong participation, students will be considered eligible to audition if they are enrolled in the appropriate performing class at their school when it is offered this school year. 

Music classes are a welcoming and inclusive school community that emphasizes teamwork and positive self-expression. With all of the uncertainty and trauma in our world at this time, it is essential to the social and emotional well-being of our students that this community stays intact. If cuts are made, it will take years for our music programs to recover, and our students will be deprived of an activity that connects them to school and to each other, during a time of isolation and crisis. Now more than ever, schools must offer stability, inspiration, and a framework of support that will enable students to thrive. Music education fosters character development and learning in creativity, literacy, cooperation, teamwork, and humanity. For many students, music is a lifeline in times of trouble

Guidance for returning to high school marching band. Any activities are subject to state and district regulations regarding social distancing.

2020 Links to Remote Learning Resources

If you have suggestions for more remote learning resources fill out this form.

Check out the Virtual Band Experiment . (note: All Washington Music Educators)

APPLY for a Music Matters grant today.

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