New England Music Festival

New England Music Festival Association Solo & Ensemble Festival, Saturday, December 12, 2015


John Kuhner, Thursday, 11/19/2015


Greetings CHS Music Students,


We are, again, hosting the New England Music Festival Association Solo and Ensemble Festival, here, at CHS on Saturday, December 12, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  We need several volunteers to assist with the operation of the Festival.  If you are interested in working a shift, or better yet, 2 shifts; please sign-up by going to .  


Extra Credit (1 pt per hour) or Volunteer Hours will be issued for successful completion of the volunteer service.  If you sign-up and later cannot make the event, make sure you find a replacement to fill in for you in your absence.


If you have any questions please contact me anytime.



John L. Kuhner, K-12 Music Department Chairman
Cheshire Public Schools
Cheshire High School
525 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
Phone: 203-250-2534
Fax: 203-250-2563

New England Music Festival Association Solo & Ensemble Festival


John L. Kuhner, Wednesday, 10/14/2015


Dear Instrumental Music Students and Parents,


As you know, the Cheshire High School Music Department is committed to offering high quality honors ensembles enrichment opportunities for students enrolled in performing ensembles.  One such opportunity is the New England Music Festival.  The New England Music Festival Association provides student musicians with an outstanding adjudication experience, which leads potentially to an honors ensembles experience in the form of the NEMFA Concert Festival Band and Orchestra.  This adjudication experience as well as the honors ensembles experience is a great way for students to grow as independent musicians.  It also serves as an avenue for CHS music students to earn CCP credit (honors level credit) in their respective ensemble course(s). 


The NEMFA Solo & Ensemble Festival will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at CHS. We will be requesting late morning adjudication times.  If a you would like to perform at another time please indicate this preference on the form.  


You can find the repertoire list and requirements by going to Your registration will only be complete when you submit payment of $12 per adjudication time, checks made out to CHS Music Department.  Please deposit in Forms Box.  DEADLINE:  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20.  If accepted, the Concert Festival will be held March 17-19 at Gilford High School, NH.  


The link to the registration form is as follows: .


Please contact Mr. Kuhner if you have any questions.


Thank you!

John L. Kuhner
K-12 Music Department Chairman, Cheshire Public Schools: A "Best Communities for Music Education in America" since 2004
Member Representative Section 1, Northeastern States, National Music Committee, National Federation of State High School Associations
Past President, Eastern Division, NAfME: The National Association for Music Education
Past President, Connecticut Music Educators Association & New England Music Festival Association
(203) 250-2534 office phone
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