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OMEA WInd Ensemble Districts 2018

Dear Parents and Wind Ensemble Members,

The Rocky River High School Wind Ensemble will be performing at the OMEA District VII Adjudicated Event on Friday, March 9, 2018.  The event will take place at Mentor High School in the Performing Arts Center.  All parents and friends are not only invited, but encouraged to attend and be part of the audience.  Bands and choruses from throughout northeast Ohio will be playing and singing as part of this event.  Each group will be appraised and graded by a panel of three stage judges and one sight-reading judge.  Formal critiques are made and ratings are given.

The Wind Ensemble will perform in the Mentor PAC at 9:10 PM on 3/19.  [Note the Concert Band performs at 5:00 PM in the Mentor PAC].  Please leave ample time to arrive and be seated as OMEA regulations do not allow for entry to the performance hall once a group’s stage time has started.  Also, please do not bring cameras [still or video], or any other type of recording device as these items are forbidden by OMEA Rules.  All cell phones must be silenced or turned off as well; and, of course, no cell phone pictures or recordings are allowed either.  Failure to comply with the items in this paragraph could result in disqualification for RRCS entries. Disqualifications were levied against area schools in 2016 & 2017 so please heed this warning.

Below is the complete itinerary for the district adjudicated performance.  If you have any questions, please call or email Mr. Taylor (356-6800 ext 6822). Thank you for your continued support of music education at Rocky River High School.


Kirk Taylor & Mike Komperda

RRHS Bands

You are encouraged to eat a good lunch and dinner before arriving back at RRHS dressed in performance attire at 6:30 PM

You may wish to bring a small amount of money as concessions will be available after the performance.


8:45 AM                    All Instruments (except flutes and clarinets) to assigned instrument towers. Percussion Section leaders pack necessary equipment noting what items are shared with the CB percussion section. ALL INSTRUMENTS (except flutes and clarinets) TRAVEL TO MENTOR WITH THE CONCERT BAND CARAVAN THAT DEPARTS RRHS AT 3:00 PM.


6:30 PM             Report to Music Wing in Concert Attire (dress blacks)

                           - flutes and clarinets retrieve personal instruments

                           - All retrieve Music Binders

                           - Most instruments are already in Mentor

6:35 PM                Load Busses

6:45 PM               Depart for Mentor HS

7:30 PM               Arrive at Mentor.  Retrieve instrument from trailer and/or head directly to homeroom

                        Check instruments on towers


7:40 PM               Time for restrooms if necessary

7:50 PM                Head into PAC for WILLOUGHBY SOUTH HS Performance

8:00 PM                WILLOUGHBY SOUTH HS Performance in PAC.

                        (You ARE being judged as audience members)

                                 NO CAMERAS / NO CELL PHONES / NO TALKING

8:30 PM            Retrieve Instruments from HR and Line up

8:35  PM           Depart for Warm up room

8:40 PM            Warm up [perc. section will be called out to set up performance stage]

9:10 PM           Performance - Mentor Performing Arts Center (PAC) – All The Best

                                    (Public invited  - please see information above)

9:45 PM           Sight Reading room

10:15 PM           Return to homeroom  - repack then head to cafeteria and wait for rating

                       (concessions available)

10:30 PM           Receive rating, pack trailer 

10:45 PM           Depart for RRHS

11:30 PM           Arrive RRHS, unload busses and trailer. CB instruments placed in BR.