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2015-2016 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 2015-16:
    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)

      


News
  • 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
  • Competitive Section Assignments
  • 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 2/13/15)
  • Eligibility Statement
  • Judges Guide Sheet
  • Letter of Instructions for Adjudicators
  • Letter of Support for Fine Arts Activities
  • Music Approval Form-INSTRUMENTAL
  • Music Approval Form-VOCAL
  • 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 - 2016
    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 14, 2016
    Sub 2: March 14, 2016
    Sub 3: April 7, 12, 2016
    Sub 4: March 31, 2016
    Sub 1: S & E (RP)
    Sub 2: S & E (RCC)
    Sub 3: S & E Cotter,Schaeffer)
    Sub 4: S & E (Cannon Falls)
     
    1A Sub 1: March 15, 2016
    Sub 2: March 30, 2016
    Sub 3: March 8, 2016
    Sub 4: March 1, 2016
    Sub 1: LG (FC)
    Sub 2: LG (Stewartville)
    Sub 3: LG (W-K)
    Sub 4: LG (Z-M)
     
    1A  
    2A Feb 22 2016

    March 2, 2016
    March 30, 2016

    Sub 8 Choral @ LeSueur-Henderson
    Sub 8 Band @ Jordan
    Sub 8 Solo/Ens @ GAC




     
    2A March 16, 2016

    Sub 7 large group @ GFW
    (vocal & instrumental)
     
    2A March 7, 2016
    March 22, 2016

    March 29, 2016




    ******************
    March 7, 2016

    April 2, 2016
    Sub 6 solo/ens @ MSU
    Sub 6 Lg Group Choral @ Martin Luther
    Sub 6 Lg Group Instr @ GHEC


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    Sub 5 lg group @ W-E-M
    (vocal & instrumental)
    Sub 5 solo/ens @ MSU

     
    3A March 9, 2016
    March 15, 2016
    March 21, 2016
    March 14, 2016
    Sub 9 LG @ Lamberton
    Sub 10 LG @ Pipestone
    Sub 11 LG @ Lakeview HS
    Sub 12 LG @ KMS
     
    3A May 7, 2016
    April 4 2016
    April 7, 2016
    April 2, 2016
    Sub 9 S&E @ Jackson
    Sub 10 S&E @ Fulda
    Sub 11 S&E @ Lakeview HS
    Sub 12 S&E @ Benson
     
    3A None  
    4A TBA
    Solo & Ensemble
    Bethel College  
    4A TBA
    Large Group - Band

    TBA
     
    4A TBA
    Large Group - Choir

    TBA  
    5A TBD Sauk Centre HS  
    5A TBD Sauk Centre HS  
    5A  
    6A Mar. 1, through May 3, 2016 Various Sites  
    6A Mar. 1, through May 3, 2016
    Various Sites  
    6A Mar. 1, through May 3, 2016 Various Sites  
    7A March 7- 8, 2016 UMD  
    7A March 7 - 8,2016 Greenway H. S.  
    7A

     
    8A Sub-29
    Wed. Nov. 4, 2015
    Wed., February 24, 2016
    Wed., April 6, 2016

    Solo - Kelliher
    Ensem. - TBD
    Band/Choir - TBD
     
    8A Sub-30
    Mon., November 9, 2015
    Mon., March 7, 2016
    Fri., April 15, 2016

    Solo - Fertile-Beltrami
    Ensem. - Waubun
    Band/Choir - Mahnomen
     
    8A Sub-31
    Wed., January 20, 2016
    Wed. Feb. 17, 2016
    Wed., March 16, 2016
    Wed., March 23, 2016


    Voc. Solo - EGF
    Band/Choir - Crookston?
    Inst. Solo/Ens. - EGF
    Vocal Ens. - EGF


     
    8A Sub-32
    Tues., Nov. 10, 2015
    Tues., Nov. 10, 2015
    Wed, Feb. 24, 2016
    Wed, Feb. 24, 2016
    Wed., March 9, 2016
    Wed., March 9, 2016
    Tues., March 22, 2016
    Tues., April 5, 2016

    Solo (W) - Kittson Central
    Solo (E) - Warroad
    Band (E) - LOW
    Choir (E) - LOW
    Band (W) - Tri-County
    Choir (W) - Tri-County
    Inst.. Ensem. - Goodridge
    Voc.. Ensem. - SAC
     
    1AA  
    1AA S & E-Winter-Jan.23, 2016 Lakeville South  
    1AA  
    2AA March 29, 2016 Large Group Instrumental
    (South) @ Mankato East HS
     
    2AA March 14, 2016 Large Group Vocal (South)
    @ Mankato West HS
     
    2AA April 1, 2016 Solo-Ensemble (South) @Minnesota State Mankato  
    2AA February 22, 2016 Solo-Ensemble (East)
    @ Shakopee HS
     
    2AA February 29, 2016 Large Group Vocal (North)
    @ Dassel-Cokato HS
     
    2AA March 21, 2016 Large Group Instrumental (East)
    @ Waconia HS
     
    2AA February 22, 2016 Large Group Instrumental
    (North)
    @ Buffalo
     
    2AA Large Group
    Vocal (East) will be assigned to South or North Vocal Contest
     
    2AA April 7, 2016 Solo/Ensemble (North)
    @ Buffalo

    B
    2AA April 11, 2016 Jazz Band Festival
    @ Chanhassen

     
    3AA March 15, 2016 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 2016
    LG Band - Anoka 2/25
    LG Band - Blaine 3/8
    S/E Band Centennial 4/2
    S/E Band - Totino-Grace
    4/12


    Tim Hauser - Anoka
    Bruce Olson - Blaine
    Becky Weiland - Centennial
    Terry Voss - Totino Grace




     
    5AA 2016
    S/E Orchestra - 3/5 Coon
    Rapids
    LG Orchestra Osseo 4/6
    LG Orchestra Anoka 4/7



    Coon Rapids Michael Watson
    Osseo-Steve Borgstrom
    Anoka Mike Halstenson

     
    5AA 2016
    S/E Vocal Coon Rapids
    4/2
    LG Vocal STMA 4/8
    S/E Vocal - Totino Grace
    4/19
    LG Vocal - Anoka 4/22

    Rick Geiger- Centennial
    Joe Osowski - STMA
    Tim Hoffman - Totino Grace
    Michelle Hayes - Anoka
     
    6AA 2016
    Ist S&E (early)Apr 11
    Edina High School  
    6AA 2016
    Inst. Large Group
    Apr 25
    Edina High School  
    6AA 2016
    Ist. S&E (late)Apr 12

    Edina High School  
    6AA 2016
    Vocal S&E
    Apr 19
    Wayzata High School  
    6AA 2016
    Vocal Large Group
    Mar 14

    Armstrong High School  
    6AA 2016
    Orchestra (Inst. S&E Bronze)
    TBD

    TBD  
    7AA North S/E Mar 9, 2016
    South S/E Apr 7, 2016
    North @ Duluth East
    South @Andover
     
    7AA North Apr 27, 2016
    South LgGp1 Feb 24 2016
    South Lg Gp2 Apr 28 2016
    North @ Duluth East
    South 1 @ St. Francis
    South 2 @ Princeton
     
    7AA North S/E Mar 9, 2016
    South S/E
    Feb 25, 2016
    North @ Duluth East
    South @ Andover
     
    7AA North LG Mar 16, 2016
    South LG Apr 27, 2016
    North @ Hibbing
    South@ Princeton
     
    7AA Mar 1, 2016 Forest Lake  
    8AA Wednesday - January
    27, 2016 - Central Vocal
    S/E

    Wednesday - February 3,
    2016 - South Vocal S/E

    Wednesday - February 3,
    2016 - Central Instrument
    S/E

    Wednesday - February
    10, 2016 - No Vocal S/E
    9 am - Central Vocal S/E - Alexandria Area High School

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

    9 am - Central Instrument S/E - Sartell High School

    9 am - No Vocal S/E - Fergus Falls High School
     
    8AA Wednesday - February
    10, 2016 - So Instrument
    S/E

    Wednesday - February
    24, 2016 - So String S/E

    Wednesday - March 16,
    2016 - So Large Group
    Vocal

    Wednesday - March 30,
    2016 - Central Large
    Group Vocal
    9 am - So Instrument S/E - Becker High School

    9 am - So String S/E - St Cloud Tech High School

    9 am - So Large Group Vocal - Willmar High School

    9 am - Central Large Group Vocal - Little Falls High School
     
    8AA Wednesday - March
    30, 2016 -No Instrument
    S/E

    Wednesday - April 13,
    2016 - No Large Group
    Inst-Vocal-String

    Wed - Apr 13,
    2016 - So Lrg Grp
    Inst

    Wed - Apr 20,
    2016 - No String S/E

    Wed - Apr 27, 2016 -
    Cent Lrg Grp Inst
    9 am - No Instrument S/E - Detroit Lakes

    9 am - No Large Group Inst-Vocal-String - Bemidji High School

    9 am - So Large Group Inst - St Cloud Apollo

    9 am - No String S/E - Moorhead High School

    9 am - Cent Lrg Grp Inst - Brainerd HS
     
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