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ERIE COUNTY Music Educators Association

"The arts are an essential element of education...[they] unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment." —W. Bennett

Emergency Closings

 

AUDITIONS AT ORCHARD PARK 1/13/18 are CANCELED.

AUDITION & FESTIVAL EMERGENCY CANCELLATION POLICY

Audition and Festival cancellation due to a weather emergency would be:

  • posted on the ECMEA web site under Emergency Closing
  • reported on WIVB.com (Channel 4)
  • reported on WBEN.com  (News Radio 930 AM)
  • reported on WGRZ.com (Channel 2)

Possible storm scenarios:

Elementary Rehearsals:

If the Rehearsal Host School is closed on a rehearsal day, there will not be an All-County rehearsal. The festival will resume with the next scheduled rehearsal.

If the Rehearsal Host School is open on a rehearsal day but your district is closed, rehearsals will be held. Your students may attend but, because your school is closed, your students will not be required to attend.

If the Rehearsal Host School is open on a rehearsal day and your district is open BUT your district has cancelled all after school activities (and you therefore have no bus transportation), your students may attend rehearsal but they are not required to attend. Should this occur, send an email to pfurlong@ecmea.org to report this action.

Junior & Senior High Rehearsals (including Jazz):

If the Host School is closed on the Friday rehearsal day, there will not be an All-County rehearsal. The festival will resume on Saturday morning with the next scheduled rehearsal. The concerts will occur as scheduled, performing as much music as can be prepared during the morning rehearsal.

If the Host School is open on a rehearsal day but your district is closed, rehearsals will be held. Your students may attend but, because your school is closed, your students will not be required to attend.

If the Host School is open on a rehearsal day and your district is open BUT your district has cancelled all after school activities (and you therefore have no bus transportation), your students may attend rehearsal but they are not required to attend. Should this occur, send an email to pfurlong@ecmea.org to report this action.

If the Host School is closed on the day of the concert, the concert is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.