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2014-2015 Music

Activity Administration:
 MSHSL Staff Contact: Chris Franson - Assistant Director
 Participation Limitations:
    Board Policy: Eligibility for Participation in State-Section Contest/Festivals. The Composition of major (large group) high school performing groups shall include grades 10-12.
The MSHSL requires large performance groups to be made up of primarily 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students are eligible to participate with these performance groups. Ninth grade choirs, band and orchestras are not eligible to be involved as large performing groups. 7th and 8th grade students are not eligible for solo or ensemble performances, however; 9th grade students are eligible for solo/ensemble performance if they are a member of that school's high school student population and are a member of one of that high school's major performing groups which includes grades 10-12.
The eligibility of all contestants shall be certified by a general statement from the superintendent or high school principal to the manager of the contest.
 Sub-Sections begin: To be determined by Region Committee
 Last Day to hold Section Tournaments: To be determined by Region Committee

Rule Highlights for 2014-15:
    1. There shall be three (3) categories, i.e., I-II-III for contest performance. Each major group (Events 1-5) must perform a minimum of one selection from the Approved Minnesota Contest/Festival Music List. (Refer to 103.04) THIS SELECTION DETERMINES THE CATEGORY IN WHICH THE GROUP PERFORMS.
   2. The three categories; i.e., I-II-III, shall apply to major groups (Events 1-5), but not to solo and ensemble entries (Events 10-70).
   3. 7th, 8th and 9th grade students are eligible to compete in state-section contest/festivals only if they are members of a major high school group which includes grades 10, 11 or 12. Students meeting the qualifications may also:
      A. students meeting these qualifications may also participate in small ensembles providing the ensemble is not composed exclusively of students below the 10th grade.
      B. enter solo events if they are in the ninth grade.

Contact Information:
Carl Lipke - Music Consultant
cjlipke@comcast.net
[651] 484-3723 (Home Phone)

      


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  • Music Manager's Report - State/Section
  • Music Manager's Report - Sub-Section
  • Official School Entry Form - State/Section
  • Official School Entry Form - Sub-Section
  • Section Certificate/Medal Order Form
  • Sub-Section Certificate/Medal Order Form
    Resources
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  • Rules and Policies
  • Adjudication Form-Instrumental Jazz Ensemble
  • Adjudication Form-Large Group/Small Ensemble/Solo
  • Adjudication Form-Percussion Solo/Ensemble
  • Adjudication Form-Swing/Show Choir - Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • Adjudicator's Comments
  • Approved Music Lists (Updated 7/29/14)
  • Eligibility Statement
  • Judges Guide Sheet
  • Letter of Instructions for Adjudicators
  • Letter of Support for Fine Arts Activities
  • Music Approval Form-Due 4:00 pm 1/29/15
  • Music Trophy Order Form
  • National Federation Music Page
  • Pep Band & Marching Band Performance Guidelines
  • Sanction Form-Interstate Fine Arts Event
  • Spotlight on the Arts Award Form
  • Student Listening & Evaluation Form
  • Yearbook and Record Book
      
      

    State Tournament Info
    January 1 - 2015
    Section to Determine
    Tournament Related Files
    Previous Years Results

    Section Tournaments
    (B indicates a Bracket is available)
    Sec. Date Site B
    1A Sub 1: April 16, 2015
    Sub 2: March 16, 2015
    Sub 3: April 9, 14, 2015
    Sub 4: March 31, 2015
    Sub 1: S & E (RP)
    Sub 2: S & E (RCC)
    Sub 3: S & E (Lake City, L-A)
    Sub 4: S & E (Randolph)
     
    1A Sub 1: March 17, 2015
    Sub 2: April 1, 2015
    Sub 3: March 10, 2015
    Sub 4: March 6, 2015
    Sub 1: LG (FC)
    Sub 2: LG (Stewartville)
    Sub 3: LG (Byron)
    Sub 4: LG (Medford)
     
    1A  
    2A Feb 25 2015
    March 4, 2015

    April 1, 2015
    Sub 8 Choral @ Jordan
    Sub 8 Band @ LeSueur-Henderson
    Sub 8 Solo/Ens @ GAC
     
    2A March 18, 2015

    Sub 7 large group @ Glencoe-SL
     
    2A March 6, 2015
    March 24, 2015

    March 31, 2015


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    March 2, 2015
    April 11, 2015
    Sub 6 solo/ens @ MSU
    Sub 6 Lg Group Choral @ Martin County West
    Sub 6 Lg Group Instr @ Fairmont


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    Sub 5 large group @ Loyola
    Sub 5 solo/ens @ MSU

     
    3A March 11, 2015
    March 17, 2015
    March 16, 2015
    March 9, 2015
    Sub 9 LG @ Lamberton
    Sub 10 LG @ Pipestone
    Sub 11 LG @ Lakeview HS
    Sub 12 LG @ KMS
     
    3A May 2, 2015
    April 13 2015
    April 9, 2015
    March 28, 2015
    Sub 9 S&E @ Jackson
    Sub 10 S&E @ Fulda
    Sub 11 S&E @ Lakeview HS
    Sub 12 S&E @ Benson
     
    3A None  
    4A May 2, 2015
    Solo & Ensemble
    Bethel College  
    4A TBD
    Large Group - Band

    Band - Minnehaha Academy
    9:00 - 1:00
     
    4A TBD
    Large Group - Choir

    Choir - Concordia University
    9:00 - 1:00
     
    5A TBD Sauk Centre HS  
    5A TBD Sauk Centre HS  
    5A  
    6A Mar. 1, through May 3, 2015 Various Sites  
    6A Mar. 1, through May 3, 2015
    Various Sites  
    6A Mar. 1, through May 3, 2015 Various Sites  
    7A March 16-17 2015 UMD  
    7A March 16-17 2015 Greenway H. S.  
    7A

     
    8A Sub-29
    Tues. Nov. 5, 2013
    Wed., February 26, 2014
    Wed., April 9, 2014

    Solo - Kelliher
    Ensem. - Park Rapids
    Band/Choir - BSU
     
    8A Sub-30
    Mon., November 10, 2014
    Mon., March 9, 2015
    Fri., April 24, 2015

    Solo - W-E-M
    Ensem. - NCE
    Band/Choir - Fosston
     
    8A Sub-31
    Wed., January 21, 2015
    Mon., March 9, 2015
    Wed., March 25, 2015
    Wed., April 8, 2015
    Wed., April 15, 2015

    Voc. Solo - EGF
    Large Band - Crookston
    Voc. Ensem - EGF
    Inst. Solo/Ens - EGF
    Large Choir - RLF
     
    8A Sub-32
    Wed., Nov. 12, 2014
    Wed., Nov. 12, 2014
    Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
    Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
    Wed., March 11, 2015
    Wed., March 11, 2015
    Tues., March 24, 2015
    Thurs., March 26, 2015

    Solo (W) - SAC
    Solo (E) - LOW
    Band (E) - Warroad
    Choir (E) - Warroad
    Band (W) - KCC
    Choir (W) - KCC
    Voc. Ensem. - Roseau
    Inst. Ensem. - Tri-County
     
    1AA  
    1AA S & E-Winter-Jan.24, 2015 Lakeville South  
    1AA  
    2AA March 02, 2015 Large Group Instrumental
    (South) @ Mankato West HS
     
    2AA March 16, 2015 Large Group
    Vocal (South)
    @ Hutchinson HS
     
    2AA April 7, 2015 Solo-Ensemble (South) @Minnesota State Mankato  
    2AA March 2, 2015 Solo-Ensemble (East)
    @ Waconia HS
     
    2AA February 23, 2015 Large Group Vocal (East)
    @ Waconia HS
     
    2AA March 23, 2015 Large Group
    Instrumental (East)
    @ Shakopee HS
     
    2AA March 2, 2015
    Large Group
    Instrumental
    (North) @ Orono
    MoundWestonka
     
    2AA Large Group
    Vocal (North) will be assigned to South or East
     
    2AA April 10, 2015 Solo/Ensemble (North)
    @ Buffalo

    B
    2AA April 14, 2015 Jazz Band Festival @ Hutchinson

     
    3AA TBD Simley High School  
    3AA TBD TBD  
    3AA TBD TBD  
    3AA  
    3AA  
    4AA 1) Solo & Ensemble -
    Vocal
    February 26, 2015 @ 3:30
    p.m.

    2) Solo & Ensemble - Vocal
    March 5, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

    3) Large Group - Vocal
    March 26, 2015 @ 8 a.m.

    4) Large Group - Vocal
    April 16, 2015 @ 8 a.m.
    1) North High School

    2) White Bear Lake South

    3) Tartan High School

    4) Stillwater Area High School
     
    4AA 1) Jazz Band
    February 6, 2015 @ 8:30
    a.m. TENTATIVE

    2) Solo & Ensemble - Instr.
    February 21, 2015 @ 8
    a.m.

    3) Solo & Ensemble - Instr.
    February 21, 2015 @ 8
    a.m.
    1) Roseville Area High School

    2) Tartan High School

    3) Roseville Area High School
     
    4AA 1) Large Group - Instr.
    March 24, 2015 @ 8:30
    a.m.

    2)Large Group - Instr.
    April 1, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m.

    1) Tartan High School

    2) White Bear Lake North Campus

     
    5AA Jazz Band - Fridley 1/22
    LG Band - Anoka 2/26
    LG Band - Blaine 3/17
    S/E Band Centennial 3/28
    S/E Band - Totino 4/14

    Michael Pearson - Fridley
    Bruce Olson - Blaine
    Becky Weiland - Centennial
    Terry Voss - Totino Grace




     
    5AA S/E Orchestra - 3/7 (site
    TBD)
    LG Orchestra Anoka 3/25
    S/E Orchestra Park
    Center 3/26

    TBD - Site Mgr. TBD
    Anoka - Michael Hallstenson
    Park Center - Mary Gagnon
     
    5AA S/E Vocal - Centennial
    3/21
    S/E Vocal - Totino Grace
    4/21
    LG Vocal - Anoka 4/23
    Julie Enwright - Centennial
    Tim Hoffman - Totino Grace
    Michelle Hayes - Anoka
     
    6AA 2015
    Ist S&E (early)Apr 13
    Edina High School  
    6AA 2015
    Inst. Lg Group
    Silver
    Edina High School  
    6AA 2015
    Ist. S&E (late)Apr 14

    Edina High School  
    6AA 2015
    Vocal S&E
    Apr 15
    Armstrong High School  
    6AA 2015
    Vocal Large Group
    Mar 9

    Southwest High School  
    6AA 2015
    Orchestra (Inst. S&E Bronze)
    Apr 15

    Edina High School  
    7AA North S/E Mar 11, 2015
    South S/E Mar 26, 2015
    North @ Duluth Denfeld

    South @Andover
     
    7AA North Lg Gp
    Apr 29, 2015
    South Lg Gp1 Apr 23 2015
    South Lg Gp2 Feb 25 2015
    North @ Duluth Denfeld
    South 1@ Cambridge-Isanti
    South 2 @ Princeton
     
    7AA North S/E
    Mar 11, 2015
    South S/E
    Feb 26, 2015
    North @ Duluth Denfeld
    South @ Andover
     
    7AA North LG
    Feb 18, 2015
    South LG
    Apr 29, 2015
    North @ Grand Rapids
    South@ Princeton
     
    7AA Feb 19, 2015 Forest Lake  
    8AA Wed - Jan 28, 2015 - Central Vocal S/E

    Wed - Feb 4, 2015 - South Vocal S/E

    Wed - Feb 4, 2015 - Central Instrument S/E
    9am - Central Vocal S/E - Sauk Rapids High School

    9 am - South Vocal S/E - Monticello High School

    9 am - Central Instrument S/E - Little Falls High School
     
    8AA Wed - Feb 11, 2015 - South Instrument S/E

    Wed - Feb 11, 2015 - North Vocal S/E

    Wed - Feb 25, 2015 - South String S/E

    Wed - Mar 18, 2015 - South Vocal Large Group

    Wed - Mar 25, 2015 - Central Vocal Large Group
    9am - South Instrument S/E - St Cloud Apollo

    9 am - North Vocal S/E - Moorhead

    9 am - South String S/E - Monticello

    9 am - South Vocal Large Group - St Cloud Tech

    9 am - Central Vocal Large Group - Alexandria
     
    8AA Wed - Mar 25, 2015 - No Inst S/E

    Wed - Apr 8, 2015 - North Instrument-Vocal-String Large Group

    Wed - Apr 8 - So Inst Lrg Grp

    Wed - April 22 - No String S/E

    Wed - Apr 22 - Cent Inst Lrg Grp

    9 am - No Inst S/E - Fergus Falls

    9 am - North Instrumental-Vocal-String Large Group - Detroit Lakes

    9 am - So Instrument Large Group - Willmar

    9 am - No String S/E - Bemidji

    9 am - Cent Inst Lrg Grp - Alexandria
     
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