All County Festival
OCMEA's Junior High All County Festival is held in mid-March over the course of two days, Friday evening and Saturday. The festival features student musicians in grades 7-9 from throughout the county. At the festival, students work with a guest conductor to prepare three to four pieces. The festival culminates with a concert performance for the public which benefits the OCMEA Scholarship fund. A traditional Junior High All County Festival features the following ensembles:
Interested students will prepare music for an audition. Auditions take place in the beginning of January. Auditions for wind, brass, percussion, and string players include:
A group of short audition excerpts
Auditions for choral students include:
An accompanied choral excerpt
Students perform for a panel of judges, who evaluate and select the musicians who will participate in the festival.
2022 Junior High All County Festival
OCMEA is looking forward to resuming their All County Festivals next year! The 2022 Junior High All County Festival will be hosted by the Holland Patent Central School District on March 18-19, 2022. Please review the information below regarding changes for the 2022 All County festivals, as well as audition deadlines.
2022 Junior High All County Festival Auditions
January 5, 2022 (snow date: January 6, 2022)
Holland Patent High School
8079 Thompson Road
Holland Patent, NY 13354
Please check with your music teacher for your audition room and time. Arrive to the audition site approximately 30 minutes early to warm up and locate your room.