All-County Festival Greivance Requirements are as follows:
- Any student selected
for All-County must attend all of the scheduled rehearsals. Excuses
will not be accepted for any absences.
- Students are not to
leave the Festival Site at any time during the festival without the
advance permission of the RCMEA President or his assignee. Permission
will be granted for emergencies only. Any student leaving the site
will not be permitted to return, and will not be permitted to
participate in the performance.
- If a student is
unable to attend any part of a festival, their teacher should
immediately contact the appropriate chairperson so that an alternate
may be assigned. Individual teachers are not to assign alternates of
their own choosing, and teachers should not send additional students
to festivals. Changes in the published All-County lists shall be made
by the appropriate chairperson only, or by the RCMEA Executive
- In order to expedite
their resolution and minimize their impact on student participation,
grievances on or before the Festival Date should be addressed to the
appropriate Ensemble Chairperson. If a grievance remains unresolved at
the Ensemble level, it can be appealed to the Festival Chairperson.
The Festival Chairperson shall then, at their discretion, mediate the
dispute or refer it to the RCMEA President or his designee. The
President shall, at his discretion, either mediate the grievance or
refer it to the Executive Council for consideration. The decision of
the Executive Council in all grievances shall be final. All grievances
after the Festival Date shall be referred to the RCMEA President for
consideration by the Executive Council.
By: Gil Damari