Fall Region Music Orientation Meetings will be held in various cities around the state in August and September of each school year. SDHSAA policy mandates that schools planning to participate in the Region Music Contest must have at least one high school music instructor from each music area in their school (i.e., chorus, band, and, if offered, orchestra) that will participate in the Region Solo/Ensemble or Region Large Group contest attend their Region’s Fall Orientation Meeting. During the Region Music Meeting, the members will review Region Contest music concerns such as contest schedules, contest entry deadlines, contest judges, etc.
If a high school music instructor from any music area cannot attend the meeting because of extenuating circumstances, s/he can be excused and another music instructor or school administrator from the same school may serve as a replacement. Excused meeting attendance is achieved WITH PRIOR APPROVAL from the Region Chairperson or Region Secretary. Schools without an excused absence that fail to have an instructor present from each music area of the Region Contest that the school participates in shall be fined $50.00 per music area by the SDHSAA. REMEMBER, the fine for non-attendance “per music area” applies only to the music areas that the school participates in or the Region Solo/Ensemble Contest or Region Large Group Contest.*
* NOTE: Even though the SDHSAA policy stipulates that the school will pay a $50.00 fine for non-attendance, most schools require the instructor to pay the fine for non-attendance at required meetings.
|1||August 29, 2022||Yankton||Pizza Ranch||6:00 PM CT|
|2||August 29, 2022||Chester||Chester Area HS Band Room||6:00 PM CT|
|3||September 7, 2022||Watertown||Watertown HS||4:30 PM CT|
|4||August 24, 2022||Aberdeen||Pizza Ranch||5:30 PM CT|
|5||August 29, 2022||Platte||Pizza Plus||5:30 PM CT|
|6||September 7, 2022||Mobridge||Mobridge-Pollock HS||5:00 PM CT|
|7||September 6, 2022||Murdo||Covered Wagon||6:00 PM CT|
|8||August 30, 2022||Rapid City||Pizza Ranch||6:00 PM MT|