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CMEA Bay Section News: 

Conference Honor Group Nomination links are up! Click below to nominate your students:

Middle School Honor Band

Middle School Honor Choir

Middle School Honor Orchestra


We have a new General Music page on our website! Check it out under the "Resources" link above! (or click here)

Click for the current edition of our CMEA Bay Section Handbook.


2017 - 2018 Festival Registration Dates

In Area:

Jazz - Monday, Sept. 11 (4 p.m.)

Band/Orchestra - Wednesday, Sept. 13 (4 p.m.)

Choral - Friday, Sept. 15 (4 p.m.)


Out of Area (all large group festivals) - Monday, Sept. 25 (4 p.m.)

New Festival Registration Site Directions

See the Tempo articles, referenced below, for information about the new festival registration site.

Members need their NAfME/CMEA ID# in order to register groups for festival.  To find your ID# go to the NAfME website to retrieve their membership number:



Since 2013-2014 Festival Season, all festivals have been named by their regions rather than by their Areas. The regions are: 

  • North (Areas I & VII), representing Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.
  • East (Areas II & III), representing Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
  • South (Areas V & VIII), representing Santa Clara county.
  • West (Area VI), representing San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
  • Valley (Area IV), representing Alpine, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.

For more information on Festivals, click on the Festival tab, above.