Why should I participate in Adjudicated Events?
These events serve as assessment opportunities for both you and students. They also serve as motivation for both.

What are the Adjudicated Events?
OMEA sanctioned local Marching Band Events - events are held throughout the state - you may apply at your choice of locations.

Solo & Ensemble
events at both the high school and junior high level - events are held within each district. You must attend the event in your own district.

Large Group
events at both the high school and junior high level.
District HS Band and Choir Large Group - a superior rating entitles you to participate at the state level - events are held in each district. You must attend the event in your own district unless you petition to go out of district.

State HS Band and Choir Large Group - events are held regionally. You must attend the event in your own region unless you petition to go out of region.

State HS Orchestra - high school string and full orchestras have one event, at the state level only, and events are held regionally. You must attend the event in your own region unless you petition to go out of region.

District JH Band, Choir, Orchestra events - events are held within each district. You must attend the event in your own district unless you petition to go out of district.

Creative Events - Any student in Ohio schools enrolled in grades 1 through 12 whose music teacher (school or private) is a current member of the Ohio Music Education Association is eligible to submit a composition for criticism and/or rating.

How do I gain access to the Adjudicated Events section of the website? Go to login. Your user name is the first initial of your first name and your last name as it appears on your MENC card (no spaces). Your password is your MENC membership number.

When do I do what?
Click here for a checklist for Adjudicated Events for the year.

What are the Rules for Adjudicated Events?
You must be a current member of OMEA

Marching Band -
Marching Band Rules and Regulations, 5th ed., new PURPLE book
Purchase from the
AE Vendor or download

Rules and Regulations for OMEA Adjudicated Events, 15th ed., new RED book
Purchase from the
AE Vendor or download
Rules and Application for Creative Events

HS and JH Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras must perform selections from the Required Music Lists:
Large Group Required Music Lists
What are the requirements for selection?
Where do I find the required lists?

High School Solo & Ensemble Required Music
11th Edition (Blue)
Purchase from the
AE Vendor , area music stores, or search online

What are Adjudicators looking for in a large group performance?
Download SAMPLE Adjudicating Sheets

How can I find information or purchase OMEA materials?

How do I know where the Adjudicated Events are?
Adjudicated Events are divided into the OMEA districts. Your district is based on the district where your school board address is located.
Click here to view the district map.


Click here for Marching Band Sites


Click here for Large Group Sites

Click here for Solo/Ensemble Sites

How are Adjudicated Events Rated?

Rating I: An outstanding perfromance
Rating II: An unusual performance
Rating III: An acceptable perfromance
Rating IV: A poor perfromance
Rating V: A very poor perfromance


How can I ensure Adjudicated Events are positive experiences for my students?

If I have specific questions, who do I contact?

Marching Band
Dave Handshue-Marching Band Affairs Chair

Marching Band Adjudicators or Adjudications
Mike Maynard, Marching Band Adjudications Chair

High School and Junior High Band Required Lists
Brian Stevens, Band Affairs Chair

High School and Junior High Choir Required Lists
Scott Eversdyke Vocal Affairs Chair

High School and Junior High Orchestra
Pam Thiel Orchestra Affairs Chair.

Rules and Procedures
Pat Meeks

Junior High Band, Choir, Orchestra forms and paperwork
Michael Lisi Junior High Affairs Chair

Creative Events
Ray Walczuk, Creative Events chair

Committee questions
Bill Thomas, AE Chair

Where do I find their contact information?
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