Fresno-Madera Music Educators Association


General Meeting September 12, 7 p.m., Shaghoian Concert Hall

Dinner provided at 6 p.m. in the lobby.

Free membership with attendance at first meeting.

A Letter from president Joe Cargill

Greetings, Fresno Madera Counties Music Educators Association Membership,

It's now the end of August and I know most of you are already into your first few weeks of school

We are all beginning a year long journey with our students that will run the range of performances, rehearsals, fundraisers, parent meetings, lesson planning and hopefully, a few minutes of time for yourselves! FMCMEA is, as always, gearing up for a wonderful year of providing the highest quality honor ensemble opportunities for your students, and we hope you will join us for our first general meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 12th at 7pm in the Shaghoian Concert Hall on the Clovis North Education Center Campus. We will be providing dinner for you beginning at 6pm as chance for you to reconnect with your fellow Fresno and Madera County music educators.

We are very happy to announce several new appointments to the Board of Directors this year. I hope you will take the chance to welcome our new Board Members: Vice President Ali Golden, Director of Orchestras, Reagan Education Center; Band Representative Marco Mellone, Director of Bands, Clovis East High School and Orchestra Representative Emily Johnson, Orchestra Teacher, Clovis Unified School District. I would also like to take the chance to thank our outgoing Immediate Past President, Jose Vargas, for his years of dedicated service to the students in Fresno and Madera Counties, and we wish him the best of luck in all of his endeavors.

Finally, I would like to recognize the special accomplishments of some of our own members and their programs. Congratulations to Leonard Ingrande and the Central High School Wind Ensemble, Michael Schofield and the Kingsburg High School Wind Ensemble and Jose Vargas and the Granite Ridge Intermediate School Symphonic Band on being selected to perform at the 2019 California All State Music Educators Conference, which will hosted here in Fresno in February 2019! Bravo to these fine educators and their students!

Best of luck to all of you and I look forward to seeing you all in September!


Joe Cargill

President, Fresno Madera Counties Music Educators Association

Director of Bands and Orchestras

Bullard High School