Every March, 2100 students gather to perform music.

 

Get Involved

Want to Get Involved? Applications are due in early Fall, each school year. All ECMEA application and participation happens through your school’s ensemble music teacher.  Contact your music teacher to begin the process.

The Process

1. Registration →

Students may only be registered by their school’s music director.

2. Audition →

Auditions for most ensembles take place in January, find your festival below for more details.

3. Selection →

Students are selected to an All-County ensemble based on their audition score.

4. Festivals ♯♮♭

Selected students participate in All-County Festivals each March.

All-County Festivals

Elementary

Grades 4-6

Ensembles

Band
Orchestra
Red Chorus *
Blue Chorus *

* The Red and Blue Chorus are equal skill ensembles.
Students from the same schools will be placed into the same chorus ensemble.

Important Dates

Audition:
January 12, 2019 -at- Depew High School

Rehearsals:
Saturday March 2, 2019 -at- Sweet Home Middle School
Wednesday March 6, 2019 -at- Sweet Home Middle School

Festival Weekend:
March 8- 9, 2019 -at- Kleinheins Music Hall

Junior High North

Grades 7-9

Ensembles

Band
Orchestra
SSA Chorus *
SATB Chorus **

* SSA (Soprano I, Soprano II, Alto).
** SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone).

Important Dates

Audition:
Choral – January 12, 2019, Depew
Instrumental – January 19, 2019, Orchard Park

Festival Weekend:
March 15-16, 2019, Grand Island High School

Junior High South

Grades 7-9

Ensembles

Band
Orchestra
SSA Chorus *
SATB Chorus **

* SSA (Soprano I, Soprano II, Alto).
** SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone).

Important Dates

Audition:
Choral – January 12, 2019, Depew
Instrumental – January 19, 2019, Orchard Park

Festival Weekend:
March 15-16, 2019, East Aurora High School

Senior High

Grades 10-12

Ensembles

Band
Orchestra
Chorus

Important Dates

Audition:
January 26, 2019, BAVPA

Festival Weekend:
March 22-23, 2019, University at Buffalo

Jazz

Grades 7-12

Junior High Ensembles

Grades 7-9

Jazz Band

Senior High Ensembles

Grades 10-12

Jazz Band A *
Jazz Band B *
Vocal Jazz

* Students are placed in Jazz Band “A” or “B” based on playing ability.

Important Dates

Audition:
Instrumental: January 12, 2019 -at- Depew
Vocal: January 26, 2019 -at- BAVPA

Festival Weekend:
March 8- 9, 2019, Cheektowaga High School