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2024-25 FESTS / FESTIVALS

District 5 hosts fests and festivals for Band, Chorus, and Orchestra.  Fests are one day events and Festivals take place over the course of 2-3 days.  Both culminate with a concert.  

Below are dates and locations for the various events scheduled for this year, along with any links/information if applicable.

***Please note:  Your FIRST place to ask questions about Fests and Festivals should always be your home director/teacher.  They can follow up with PMEA personel to get you the correct information.

Band

Honors Band Auditions - Oct. 17

Honors Band Festival - Dec. 12-14

  • Grove City College
         Concert - 2:00pm
         Saturday, Dec. 14

District Band Festival - Jan. 23-25

  •  Mercer Area Middle/High School
         Concert - TBD
         Saturday, Jan. 25

District Jazz Auditions - TBD

  • Slippery Rock University

District Jazz Festival - Feb. 14-15

  • Slippery Rock University
         Concert - 2:00pm
         Saturday, Feb. 15

Region Band Festival - Mar. 6-8

  • Ambridge Area HS
         Concert - 7:00pm
         Saturday, Mar. 8

Jr. High Band Fest - Mar 25

  • North Catholic HS
         Concert - 7:00pm
         Tuesday, Mar. 25

Chorus

Honors Chorus Auditions - Oct. 3

  • Westminster College 

Honors Chorus Festival - Oct. 24-26

  • Westminster College
         Concert - 2:00pm
         Saturday, Oct. 26

District Chorus Festival - Feb. 5-7

  •  Rochester HS
         Concert - 7:00pm
         Friday, Feb. 7

Jr. High Chorus Fest - Jan. 31

  • Greenville HS
         Concert - 7:00pm
         Friday, Jan. 31

Region Chorus Festival - Mar. 20-22

  • Duquesne
         Concert - TBD
         Saturday, Mar. 22

Elementary Chorus Fest - Mar. 28

  • Hopewell HS
         Concert - 7:00pm
         Friday, Mar. 28

Orchestra

Junior High String Fest - Nov. 7

  • Beaver Area HS
         Concert -  7:00pm 
         Thursday, Nov. 7

District Orchestra Festival -

                                              Jan. 9-11

  • Northwest PA Collegiate Academy 
         Concert - 1:00pm
         Saturday, Jan. 11

Region Orchestra Festival -

                                              Feb. 20-22

  • Richland HS
         Concert - 11:00am
         Saturday, Feb. 22

All-State Conference / Festival

April 9-12, Kalahari Resort, Pocono Manor, PA

www.pmea.net - All-State Information

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