WSMA is now collecting information for 2022-2023 Concert and Solo & Ensemble Festivals. One representative for each festival should submit scheduling information using the link below.
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Scheduling FAQs and Resources
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Are there ‘black out dates’ not available to schedule a Festival?
WSMA does not allow festivals to be scheduled on the following dates:
- State Marching Band Championships (Saturday, October 15, 2022)
- Wisconsin State Music Conference (Wednesday, October 26 – Saturday, October 29, 2022)
- Friday or Saturday of WSMA State Solo & Ensemble Festival weekends
- Friday, April 28 – Saturday, April 29, 2023
- Friday, May 5 – Saturday, May 6, 2023
Please note: There has been an increased request for Solo & Ensemble Festival dates on the last Saturday of February and the first two Saturdays of March. It is becoming increasingly difficult to assign qualified adjudicators to these festivals due to the large number of performance sites on these weekends.
WSMA understands that scheduling is complicated and is often contingent on facility availability and other extracurricular activities, but there are some options to consider that could alleviate judge assignment and scheduling concerns:
- Schedule large ensembles on the Friday night or other week night prior to the festival
- Split the festival into different event types on two different dates
- Example: Schedule one Solo & Ensemble Festival to accommodate all vocal events, schedule another to accommodate all instrumental events