Membership Information
2022 All State Student Registration

Congratulations to your student for being accepted as a 2022 Maryland Music Educators Association All State musician. We are excited to return to in-person music making this year, and look forward to meeting you and your student. The dates of the one-day All State festivities are as follows:


  • Saturday, March 12, 2022: Junior Chorus and Senior Chorus

  • Saturday, March 19, 2022: Junior Orchestra and Senior Orchestra

  • Sunday, March 20, 2022: Junior Band, Senior Band, and Jazz Band


The 2022 All State participation fee is $100 and is collected via credit card transaction through this registration form. The deadline to register is Saturday, February 5, 2022.  


All transactions are final and non-refundable unless the MMEA Executive Board takes action to cancel the event. In the event of cancellation, participants will have the opportunity to request a refund. Credit card processing and platform fees will not be refunded under any circumstance.


Final rehearsal and performance schedules are being finalized and will be communicated shortly. Please be prepared for this to be an all day event.


All rehearsals and performances will be conducted at the Bowie State University Fine and Performing Arts Center, in Bowie, Maryland.


Please direct all questions to MMEA Staff: mmeamarylandinfo@gmail.com 


Financial Assistance: 


MMEA works to ensure every student and educator has access to the resources they need to be successful. As such, we strive to ensure no one is turned away due to financial barriers. If you need financial assistance covering the $100 All State participation fee and your student qualifies to receive free or reduced meals from your school or school system, you are also eligible to apply for an All State participation fee scholarship. To submit a scholarship request, please complete the following form before registering for the event. Scholarship form: https://bit.ly/22MDScholarship You will be asked to provide the name and email of the student’s school music educator to confirm the student’s eligibility for financial aid.  A member of MMEA Staff will respond within 1-2 business days with further instructions.


Required Release/Consents:


  • Consent for Medical Care

  • Covid Assumption of Risk

  • COVID-19 Test and Mask/Bell Cover Requirements

  • MMEA Inspection Process for All Students

  • Behavior Rules for Participating Students

  • Rehearsal Rules for Participating Students

  • Behavior Rules for Caregivers of Participating Students


Consent for Medical Care

I give my permission to share this information with the supervising adults and medical staff for the safety of my child. In the event of an emergency, I give consent to transport the above named child to the nearest hospital.


Covid Assumption of Risk

By registering for/attending this event, I acknowledge that I fully understand the nature and extent of the risks presented by COVID-19 due to my in-person attendance at this event, including the risk that Covid-19 may lead to severe illness or death.  I also understand and acknowledge that there are risks of exposure to COVID-19, whether resulting from travel through high risk areas, the failure of other individuals to follow proper COVID-19 protocols, such as maintaining proper social distancing and proper hygiene measures, and other such risks. While I understand that Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) has taken reasonable steps to address the risks presented by COVID-19, I recognize that the COVID-19 protocols being utilized at the event may be insufficient to prevent my contracting COVID-19 and suffering any related injuries, and that I expressly nevertheless assume all of these risks.  


With full knowledge of the risks involved, therefore, I hereby release, waive, and discharge MMEA, its officers, directors, employees, contractors, and agents, from any and all liability, loss, damage, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, including reasonable attorneys' fees, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, injury, or death, that may be sustained by my child while participating in this event or while in, on, or around the event premises that may lead to exposure or harm due to COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 Testing and Mask/Bell Cover Requirements

  • All students must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before being allowed to participate.  Tests must be taken within 48 hours of the event.  Negative at-home test results are acceptable.

  • All students must wear masks at all times, except during lunch/mealtime.  Masks must be worn correctly and cover the mouth and nose completely at all times.

  • All students playing brass or woodwind instruments must bring bell covers for their instruments.  Bell covers must be used during all rehearsals and performances.

 

MMEA Inspection Process For All Students

MMEA authorities may, without a search warrant, inspect students or protected student areas based on a reasonable suspicion that a MMEA policy, rule, regulation or law has been violated. The inspection is in a manner reasonable in scope to maintain order and discipline at MMEA events, to promote the educational environment, and protect the safety and welfare of students and volunteers. MMEA authorities may seize any illegal, unauthorized or contraband materials discovered in the search. Items of contraband may include, but are not limited to, non-prescription controlled substances, marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, barbiturates, apparatus used for controlled substances, alcoholic beverages, nicotine, e-juice, nicotine delivery systems, nicotine e-delivery systems, weapons, explosives, poisons, and stolen property. Such items are not to be possessed by a student while they are at MMEA events. Possession of such items will be grounds for disciplinary action including expulsion from the festival and may be reported to local law enforcement officials. An inspection report will be completed by the Ensemble Manager, Component President, or MMEA Executive Director.

Behavior Rules for Participating Students

Each participant is entitled to a successful All State experience. Any member who is not considerate of that right will be dismissed to assure the success of the remaining membership. Each member is expected to adhere to the rules below. Do not ask to be excused from any part of the schedule or presume you may be admitted late to any part of the schedule.

 

  • Students will show respect for all supervising adults and one another. Creating a positive environment for diversity, inclusion, leadership, and teamwork is essential. All defamatory, abusive, slurs, profane, threatening, offensive, harassing, or illegal language or actions are strictly prohibited. 

  • All students will adhere to all aspects of the published schedule, including meals, and students must wear the identifying badge at all times. Students are required to check in at each meal/ activity

  • Students are prohibited from use or possession of tobacco, alcohol or drugs (except those indicated on the medical form) at all times. Possession of any of these items is against the law for minors. Vaporizers and electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are also not permitted.  Students in violation of this rule are subject to immediate dismissal, in addition to consequences from the student’s school. Students who are aware of violations of this rule, as well as other rules, and who do not report the violation to the Group Manager or chaperone, are also subject to dismissal, and possible consequences at the student’s school.

  • Students are required to remain in their assigned area at all times.

  • Students will touch only their personal instrument, unless directed otherwise by the Group Manager. This includes percussion instruments as well as any pianos, including event location pianos.

  • Students who bring a cell phone, laptop or any electronic device to the event do so at their own risk. MMEA is not responsible for loss, damage or theft nor any connection charges. Those are the responsibility of the student. Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned OFF and stored out of sight during rehearsal hours.


Rehearsal Rules for Participating Students

  • Each student must know his or her music thoroughly upon arrival.

  • Each student must bring music and a pencil with eraser to each rehearsal.

  • Tardiness or absence from rehearsal will not be tolerated. Any absence or tardiness could result in immediate dismissal.

  • No one is to leave until the conclusion and dismissal of each rehearsal/concert.

  • Students are not to engage in talking, cell phone use, eating or gum chewing during rehearsal.


Behavior Rules for Caregivers of Participating Students

These rules are for the safety of all students:

  • Once students have completed the registration process and received their name badge, all parents are to say goodbye to their child until the conclusion of the performance.

  • Parents should advise and remind students to show respect for all supervising adults and one another. Creating a positive environment for diversity, inclusion, leadership, and teamwork is essential. All defamatory, abusive, slurs, profane, threatening, offensive, harassing, or illegal language or actions are strictly prohibited. 

  • Parents are not allowed to visit any rehearsals of the All State Ensembles.

  • If parents need to drop off any items for their children, they are to leave the item with MMEA Staff with their child’s name on it and the name of the ensemble.

  • Parents are not to take their children to any meals away from the All State Ensemble.

  • If you need to contact your child for any reason, please call the group manager.  Please remember that your child's cell phone must be off during rehearsals, and that most of every day is spent in rehearsal. 

  • In order for your student/child to get the most out of All State, he or she needs to be fully engaged in the experience.  For this reason, All State rules state that cell phones must be off and stored out of sight during rehearsal. Naturally, students want to stay connected by leaving their phones on “silent” or “vibrate.”  While well intended, this does not suffice. All defamatory, abusive, slurs, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal language or actions from parents toward any chaperone, staff, parents, or students affiliated with MMEA or All State will not be tolerated.

 

Phones must be turned off for the duration of rehearsals. Please assure your child that if you need to contact them, you will call the group manager, who will put you in touch with your child. Further, please encourage your child to let friends know that they will be unavailable during All State rehearsals and performances. Violation of this may result in dismissal from the group.  Please take the time to discuss this with your child and your support is appreciated.


 
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