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Thursday, 06 December 2018 19:08

US Navy Band Offers Free Educational Webcast

The U.S. Navy Band will be presenting a series of free educational webcasts that will examine the origins of musical styles, musical instruments and other questions dealing with how musical elements came into existence. Episode three of the Navy Band’s “Origins” series can be watched live on Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET. Classrooms have the opportunity participate by emailing or texting your students’ questions either before or during the webcast.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 1:00pm (9th-12th grade): A combo from U.S. Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble presents "Jazz Origins." Episode Two of the U.S. Navy Band’s “Origins” series. We will explore Ragtime, Harlem Stride, Blues, Second Line, Dixieland and other musical styles that led to the formation of jazz, the great American art form.

Via this webcast link:

Dec 5th: https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/17594
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Text Questions: 202.409.1307

Navy Band Group
http://www.navyband.navy.mil/commodores.html (group description)
http://www.navyband.navy.mil/images/photos/ensemble%20portraits/commodores-portrait-large.jpg (press photo of entire Commodores)

*** If your school needs to test link and firewalls let us know

*** Questions from students are highly encouraged and may be emailed or texted BEFORE or DURING each webcast. Be sure to include what school you attend and/or where you are watching the webcast. The musicians will dedicate a portion of their program to answering these questions.

Thursday, 06 December 2018 19:04

Registration Begins for Annual Conference

You can now register for the WVMEA Annual In-Service Conference to be held March 7-9, 2019. This spring we will welcome you to a conference in the newly renovated Charleston Civic Center. We have booked two nationally known sponsored clinicians, Jim Solomon and Carol Krueger, and received an excellent collection of proposal submissions. The theme for this conference is KEEPING MUSIC AT THE TABLE, a paraphrase of “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu.” In the state of West Virginia, music education is alive and well and our job is to make it even better. Check out our website for more information on registration, advertising, exhibiting, local hotel information, event schedule (to come), and more.
Thursday, 06 December 2018 19:01

Submit Your 2019 Nominations

WVMEA annually recognizes the dedication and service of music educators around the state during the WVMEA In-Service Conference. We are currently taking nominations for the 2019 conference event. We're looking for nominees for the Superintendent of the Year and the Hall of Fame Award. Forms can be found at the following links. We'd also like to recognize music educators for their years of service. To be honored for the 25 Years of Service Award, click on "25 Years" below.
Monday, 03 December 2018 12:10

WVMEA is Getting a Website Facelift

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And, we're pretty excited about it. WVMEA has been recently undergoing a website re-development. Thank you for being patient as we reformat content, add new features, and improve the overall website structure. The ability to download the usual forms and view links for registrations and additional sources of information will still be available, but we hope you have an easier time locating the information you're looking for and can take advantage of some new features. We'll be adding pages with current news, a search bar to scan articles, an events calendar, job postings, a contact page, and more. Our goal is that this project will be a great resource to music educators, students and their parents once it's completed! Please bear with us as we continue to better your online experience.