Middle School Festivals

Festival Chairperson – Jim Robins

May 7, 2022 – including festival with Strings

DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS DUE  -> JANUARY 28, 2022 <-


December 3, 2021 – NHMEA is pleased to announce that middle school festivals, in a modified format, will be held this year. South Central District Middle School Festival, with strings, will be held on May 7 at Manchester High School Central. Southeast District Middle School Festival will also be held on May 7, tentatively at Winnacunnet High School.

Due to the continued challenges of the pandemic, schools from the Southwest District who are able to participate in a festival may nominate students for the South Central Festival while schools from the North District who are able to participate in a festival may nominate students for either the South Central or Southeast festival – whichever may be more easily accessible due to location.

Nomination forms will be posted to the NHMEA website soon and nominations will be due by January 28, 2022. Recommended COVID mitigation strategies, especially distancing, will be considered by coordinators when building ensemble rosters.

We are excited to provide an opportunity for a festival experience for as many young musicians throughout the state as possible and look forward to a full slate of four middle school festivals in 2022-2023.


Southeast District (accepting nominations from North District Schools that are able to participate) 
Rob Finch (Timberlane Middle School), coordinator
Jenny Ouellette (Kennet Middle School) – assistant coordinator
Jonica Leuthauser (Frances Richmond Middle School), assistant coordinator

Host – Winnacunnet High School – Hampton, NH

Southeast District Choral Nomination Form

Southeast District Band Nomination Form


South Central District (accepting nominations from SW District schools & North District Schools that are able to participate) 
Ian Nelson (West Running Brook, Derry), coordinator 
 
Kevin Swift (Amherst Middle School),  assistant coordinator
Jenny Ouellette (Kennet Middle School), assistant coordinator
Jonica Leuthauser (Frances Richmond Middle School), assistant coordinator

Host – Manchester High School Central – Manchester, NH

South Central District Choral Nomination Form

South Central District Band Nomination Form

Middle School Festival String Nomination Form


 

 
 
Directors with questions, please contact your district coordinator and Jim Robins, festival chair.

Parents with questions should contact their child’s director.