Dear Central Section Music Educators, Parents, and Students,
Given the spread and potential for great harm to all of us from the Covid-19 virus, the CMEA Central Section Board has come to the conclusion that the time has come to suspend all CMEA related festivals in our section through April 3rd, or until a determination has been made that it is safe for gatherings of people to take place in our concert halls. We recognize the need to be part of the logical solution to help reduce the community spread of the virus and by suspending these events, we are committed to doing our part to keep our students, parents, and teachers safe.
We are moving forward in an effort to reduce stress and unnecessary paperwork. Your CMEA Board and Festival Coordinators are devising a plan for credit/refunds as well as clinic opportunities which might be of benefit to those ensembles not able to participate in a festival due to the COVID-19 virus concerns.
At this time, the Merced, Bakersfield, & Visalia Solo & Ensembles are still planned for April 18th & May 2nd. If this changes, we will be sure to notify you.