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LGPE District 5 Festival

Greetings Orchestra Parents!!!!

I hope that your family has had a wonderful and restful holiday break.  I am excited about the things we have in store for Spring Semester. I sincerely hope that your child’s experience in the orchestra program has been exciting and rewarding thus far. Please continue encouraging them to practice daily. Also your support at concerts and other performances are greatly encouraged.

We are preparing for the annual Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) District 5 Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) also known as the District 5 Orchestra Festival. The LGPE for Orchestra is an event where orchestras from all over Greater Atlanta perform for a panel of judges. The orchestras then receive ratings from each judge on the panel. The ratings are tallied into one overall rating. The District 5 LGPE for Orchestra will be held in March at Westlake High School, Atlanta. More details will be available in the coming weeks.

Students will be selected to represent Inman at the LGPE for Orchestra based on the knowledge of the concert repertoire and exemplary behavior. Testing for LGPE will begin during the last week of January. 

This year, Atlanta Public Schools will be hosting a MOCK LGPE. The Mock LGPE will be structured just like the actual event. This event is to provide APS students a firsthand view on the structure of LGPE. Students will also be able to attend a mini-clinic at the mock event. The Mock LGPE will have a panel of adjudicators, but will not receive official ratings. This will give students who do not have LGPE experience, an opportunity to gain insight on the actual event. I will be sending more information about both the LGPE and the Mock LGPE before the events.

 If you have any questions feel free to contact me. 

Kelli Shields

Orchestra Director

Inman Middle School

404-802-3200 x3226

knshields@atlanta.k12.ga.us