Frequently asked questions

When and where is the County Festival?

The 2023/2024 Festival will be held in the Pennridge School District March 14-16, 2024 with March 17 as the snow date for the concerts.
Check our Bucks County Music Festival page for more details.

When and where are the auditions?
Auditions for the 2024 County Music Festival will take place in the Bristol Township School District.
High School auditions - January 20, 2024, at Benjamin Franklin Middle School - morning
Middle School auditions - January 20, 2024, at Benjamin Franklin Middle School - Afternoon

Check our Audition Information page for details, including lists of the required audition pieces.

Who is eligible to audition for the County Festival?
To be eligible to audition for the County ensembles, you must be a student in grades 7-12 and attend school in Bucks County. You must be a member of your school's music group. Also, your school music teacher must be a dues-paying member of BCMEA. For more clarification, you may e-mail BCMEA.
Students are registered to audition for BCMEA festival groups by their music teachers. If you are interested in auditioning please contact your school band, chorus, or orchestra teacher.

When and where is String Day 2023-24?
String Day 2023-24 will take place on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at Holland Middle School.
String students in grades 5-9 are eligible to attend. Eligible students must register through your string teacher at school. There is a $5 fee for each participant. Check our String Day page for more about String Day.

How can a music teacher in Bucks County join BCMEA?
See our Membership Page for more information.