Solo & Ensemble Instrumental Announcement

Greetings Eastshore Region Instrumental Music teachers!

If you become aware that I have missed any teachers of grades 9-12 within our region, please alert me ASAP. 

Our solo and ensemble contest registration site is set up and you are now invited to begin submitting student applications. Your access to the site will close on Saturday, December 21, 2019 so please make sure you have fully completed all entries by that date.

Alert! By state contest rules, if you miss that deadline, I am allowed to try to accommodate your requests on a space available basis, but those entries will be coded as “not eligible for state.”

I have attached a tutorial that will guide you through accessing the site, logging in, and step by step instructions. If you have any challenges, just let me know.

Here is a link to the 2020 State Solo and Ensemble Contest Rules document. As teachers of students choosing to compete, it is our responsibility to understand all rules!

Finally, I have attached two worksheets you can use to gather student entry info if you wish. They are in WORD, so feel free to edit before distribution.  Strictly optional, and I do not want you to send them to me—the entire process is done online. As I mentioned in previous communication, we use a Google form at Mount Si to collect student information. It makes it easy to copy and paste into the online system. However, feel free to use whatever system is most efficient and effective for you and your program.

We are looking forward to hosting our Instrumental solo and ensemble contest this year!  A reminder that it will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Mount Si High School.

More details to follow in the coming weeks!

All the best,


Bill Leather

Band Director

Mount Si High School