Changes Made to the Member Handbook

  • April 9 - Inivtational Honors Festival FRIDAY rehearsals will also take place at EWG Jr/Sr HS instead of the Carter Center. (Washington Bridge concerns.)
  • March 11 - JUNIOR All-State TREBLE Chorus Friday/Saturday All-State rehearsals have been moved from Cranston HS West to Cranston HS East. They now begin and end 15 minutes earlier to align with other CHSE groups.
  • March 4 - June 23rd Honors Recital will take place at the Newport Classical Recital Hall.
  • February 24 - April Zoom Board meeting is on April 22nd, not the 23rd.
  • February 21 - Invitational Honors Festival Saturday and Sunday rehearsals/concert will will be at Carter Center/Exeter-West Greenwich Jr/Sr HS.
  • February 21 - Senior Band Festival will be THREE days, added April 9th.
  • February 3 - Morgan Bott is the new chair for the Elementary Choral Festival.
  • January 13 - The All-State Guitar rehearsals/concert will take place at Holy Apostles Church in Cranston rather than PC.
  • January 13 - NAfME National Assembly in DC is June 9-13.
  • January 8 - Spring Grand Finale Dinner/All-Member Meeting was moved again, now to Wednesday, June 5th.
  • December 30 - The Jr/Sr Jazz festival and All-State Jazz Concert, both in March, will indeed be hosted at URI's Fine Arts Center. (There was doubt regarding construction timeline when handbook was initially published.)
  • November 22 - The RIACDA/RIMEA Junior Choral Festival in April will be hosted at Barrington MS.
  • November 11 - March All-State Concerts at The VETS will be 10AM, 3PM and 7PM. Junior Orchestra and Junior Mixed Chorus have swapped locations for the March 6th, 22nd, and 23rd rehearsals.
  • October 29 - Senior Band Festival and Junior/Senior Orchestra Festival now have the options for "comment only" with no grading/scoring. Band/Orchestra Festival Adjudication Form also adjusted accordingly.
  • October 13 - Elementary Chorus, Guitar, and Jazz All-State Concert tickets will be $5 each.
  • October 13 - Rehearsal locations and start/end times for Junior & Senior BOC (Bands/Orchestras/Choruses) rehearsals have been finalized with Cranston Public Schools.
  • October 11 - CNAfME All-State Prep workshop will be a RIC on November 4th.
  • October 9 - IMSLP link for SENIOR violin piece was updated.
  • September 30 - The CPDL or the Walton versions of the Senior vocal piece are both acceptable. The CPDL version is now on the RIMEA website.
  • September 25 - Spring Grand Finale Dinner/All-Member Meeting was moved to Wednesday, June 12th.
  • September 24 - Junior Choral Festival will be on April 3rd and 4th; original date April 2nd is primary day and many schools will be closed.
  • September 24 - Junior Jazz Festival will be combined with Senior Jazz Festival this year, as we rebuild the Junior Festival.
  • September 11 - Junior Choral Festival and IHF can no longer be at Martin MS due to construction; all "TBD" for now.
  • September 8 - First EAC rehearsal moved from March 2nd to March 9th.
  • September 6 - The EXACT measures for the JUNIOR and SENIOR vocal pieces were posted.
  • August 25 - Complete 2023/24 Member Handbook posted.
  • August 2 - The Member Share PD has been moved to September 30th at the West Warwick Public Library.
  • July 27 - The EXACT measures for the JUNIOR All-State flute piece were posted.
  • July 27 - JUNIOR All-State bassoon piece was changed to Bourrèe I & II by Bach. (Marcello was used last year.)
  • July 10 - 2023/24 All-State SENIOR Winds audition pieces have been updated with the specific excerpts that will be asked for at the audition in November.
  • July 6 - 2023/24 All-State Jazz audition requirements posted.
  • July 4 - Senior Band Festival dates will be April 10th and 11th.
  • June 23 - URI PD session moved from 2/10 to 2/3.
  • June 15 - 2023/24 All-State audition requirements posted, with the exception of jazz.
  • June 15 - 2023/24 RIMEA calendar posted.