All County Festival
OCMEA's 2024 Elementary All County Festival will be held on April 12-13 at Remsen Central Schools. The festival features student musicians in grades 5 and 6 from throughout the county. At the festival, students work with a guest conductor to prepare several pieces. The festival culminates with a concert performance for the public which benefits the OCMEA Scholarship fund. A traditional Elementary All County Festival features the following ensembles:
String Orchestra- Janelle Conklin, conductor
Mixed Chorus- Bethany Colenzo, conductor
Concert Band- Norin Lavender, conductor
General Chairperson: Anthony Dangler
Interested students are nominated by their teacher and reviewed by a committee where they are selected for each ensemble.