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The weather forecast has been on all our minds as of late. As far as Monday’s Audition is concerned, I am pretty hopeful that things should continue as planned.
If, however, there are still icy and unsafe road conditions, or Cleveland Schools is without power on Monday, we will make a determination no later than 6am Monday as to whether or not to cancel the Auditions and proceed with Plan B. I sincerely hope that the decision will be very clear long before 6am and afford you and your people the most time possible if we need to cancel.
Plan B is to reschedule for Monday, January 23rd and host the Auditions at Wagoner Schools. Thanks to Jeremy Williams for his kind offer.
For those of you members in the North, we will especially be monitoring your situation, as temps may be consistently lower for you. Please communicate your situation as Monday nears.
It is our hope and expectation that the warmer weather on Sunday will melt any ice that threatens us and be gone by Monday.
There will no doubt be questions as to the details as well as countless ‘what if’ scenarios. I do believe we can handle the realities as they arise. I am more prepared to do so than to venture guesswork toward ‘what if’s that never materialize. If you’ve got a solid concern that I can help with, please let me know. For everything else, I think the answer will be that we will just have to wait and see how things unfold.
Please feel free to respond concerning your situation. We hope this seems like a decent solution if needed, as all the options were bad, with other auditions, OMEA, etc… That being said, with so many members and years between us, there is surely a wealth of wisdom to be tapped. Your thoughts on this are very much welcome and appreciated. Sorry for the delay. Things took a while to take shape.
All the best & stay safe,
MEOBDA Auditions will be Monday, January 16, 2017 at Cleveland High School.
Directors will meet in room 2/3 (Home Ec) at 9:15 A.M.
!!!!!!!!! IMPORTANT: Students will get their audition card at 9:15 A.M. at the gym. Please stress to your students ahead of time not to lose their card. Students must present their card to the room monitor in order to tryout. Should a card become lost, that student must come to the audition office to get a new one.
The audition cards will have your student’s name, audition number, and the room number to which they are assigned. Doublers should have a separate card for each instrument. Please remind your doublers to be sure they have a card for each of their entries and use the correct card for the correct audition. We will be flexible with audition order for doublers, but they should make every effort to audition as close as possible to their assigned order. Non-doublers are expected to audition in the order they were randomly assigned on their card.
9:30 A.M.: Auditions will begin. 7th grade and JH will perform all audition music. Cuts for the HS band will be posted at the door. Students should ignore all repeats on all levels of music.
Auditions in each room will be done in the order the instruments are listed on the judge/room assignment page.
Results will be available at results.meobda.org. Also,see instructions below on how to get notifications on your phone as results are posted if you’d like to set it up. You may also pass this information on to your students. You can also go to audition.meobda.org and login with the same username and password you used to enter and view results for your school in one place.
Folders will be distributed in the library. Band Chairs: please have copies for music folders completed BEFORE audition day. We will have a section marked off to distribute folders and will bring results to you.
If you are not assigned to judge or if your room finishes before others, please help by circulating throughout the school to answer questions and generally making sure the kids know that yes, there are adults paying attention.
Please consult the attached room assignments for judging assignments. If your name does not appear on the list, you must still be in attendance – there will be a place for you to help.
The warm up area is the gym. Please remind your students not to play in the halls.
Concessions will be available in the high school Multi-purpose room.
While we will not stop for a “Lunch Break,” lunch for directors will be available in the Home Ec room. After you are done judging, please circulate around the school and especially the student center to help supervise students.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a shout.
MEOBDA Audition Coordinator/Treasurer
GETTING RESULTS NOTIFICATIONS ON YOUR PHONE
Download the pushbullet app from either the iPhone AppStore or Google Play Store
Sign in with either a google or Facebook account
At the top, click on “Following”
Click “Follow New Channels!”
Scroll down to the bottom and click “Enter a channel tag”
Type in “meobdaresults”
Hit cancel in the top left corner if it’s still there.
You should see MEOBDA Audition Results in the list of channels you’re following. Congratulations! You’ll now get results on your phone as soon as they are published