Erie County holds a Solo Festival in January each year. Students are graded by certified judges. Students with the highest grades are selected to perform in the Erie County Band or Orchestra which performs at Kleinhans Music Hall. Fifth graders will compete against sixth graders for a position in the elementary music groups. There is a registration fee and other fees should your child be chosen. Solo Competition and possible participation in an Erie County group can be an excellent experience for all instrumental students. The decision to participate will be made by the teacher, student, and parents. This year's competition will be held at Depew Middle/High School on January 9th.