2024 WVMEA


WVMEA Honor Ensemble Applications are now CLOSED for the 2024 WVMEA Annual In-Service Conference to be held FEBRUARY 29 - MARCH 2, 2024, at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center in Charleston, WV. 

To apply, the music director must be a current, active member of NAfME at the time of submission and at the time of the conference; ensembles may not appear on the WVMEA Conference program in successive programs; ensembles may submit recordings for either traditional honor ensemble or X honor ensemble, but not both; middle and high school ensembles are encouraged to submit a recording; total number of members in the ensemble must be 19 or more.

A completed honor ensemble application must include all of the following components:

  1. a completed application (next page)
  2. links to three recordings (on this form)
  3. a copy of a recent concert program and a list of potential repertoire to be performed if selected. Repertoire for the honor ensemble performance at the conference must be approved by the executive board. (on this form)
  4. a 50-word professional biography and an electronic headshot of the director to be included in the conference program if selected. (submitted on this form)
  5. a $50 application, payable by credit card. The application fee is used to supplement the WVMEA scholarship fund. A receipt will be sent via email upon submission of this form
All applications must be submitted by Friday, January 26, 2024 at 9 PM. Directors will receive electronic confirmation of receipt. Questions may be submitted via email to Honor Ensemble Chair Jamie Hasley (jhasley@k12.wv.us).

Please read the full listing of application information thoroughly at the link above before submitting an application.

2024 Honor Ensembles

Jefferson High School Symphonic Band

Jefferson High School Symphonic Band
Directed by J.P. Lynch, Jr.
J.P. Lynch, Jr. is in his 29th year of teaching and his 16th year as the Director at Jefferson High School. Mr. Lynch was selected as the Jefferson County Teacher of the Year in 2016 and a Finalist for the 2017 West Virginia Teacher of the Year.

John Marshall High School Orchestra

John Marshall High School Orchestra
Directed by Justin Jones
Justin Jones is in his fourteenth of teaching orchestra in Marshall County Schools. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with honors from Youngstown State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wheeling University in 2020, with a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership.

Robert L. Bland Middle School Choir

Robert L. Bland Middle School Choir
Directed by Adam Loudin
Adam Loudin is the Director of Band and Chorus at Robert L. Bland Middle School in Weston, WV, where the band and choir have been named WVMEA Middle School Honor Ensmebles multiple times. He attained his undergraduate degree in music education and trumpet performance from West Virginia Wesleyan College and went on to earn his Master of Music in Jazz Studies at Indiana University. Adam loves to spend his time with his two wonderful boys, Thomas and Elliot, his wife Katie, his parents Chuck and Rose Ellen. When he isn't with his family or in the classroom, he is usually found in the woods training squirrel hunting dogs and chasing wild turkeys.

Wheeling Park High School Choir

Wheeling Park High School Choir
Directed by Joyce Jingle
Joyce Jingle, a National Board Certified Teacher, holds a Bachelor's degree from WLU and a Master's degree from WVU. Under her direction, the Young Patriots were named the 2019 and 2022 WV Honor Choir. The Young Patriots have performed with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and frequently sing at community events.