Convention dates: May 17-19, 2018

Now that MFMC is 100 years old, it’s time to celebrate! We are delighted to have internationally acclaimed composer, arranger, pianist Mark Hayes and host NFMC National President Michael Edwards. There will be a Centennial Choir directed by Mark Hayes. (Any interested members please contact Myra Lemons as soon as possible.) Our Friday night concert will feature Mark Hayes and former Young Artists Mia Hynes and James Cockman III. Mark Hayes will also give 2 workshops during the convention. (Keep checking back here for more details.)

All events will be held at Country Club United Methodist Church in the charming Plaza/Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City. The church is on the NW corner of Wornall Road and 57th Street, and 4 blocks east of Ward Parkway. Please use the south entrance. There is a small parking lot and street parking is available.

Attire: meetings are dressy casual and the banquet is formal.

Lodging is at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza at One East 45th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. The rate is $129/night plus tax and must be booked by Thursday, April 19th. This link will work for Thursday and/or Friday night accommodations only. If you wish to stay additional nights, please call 866-280-6326. The group code is MCL or ask for Missouri Federation of Music Clubs. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle within 5 miles, which can be used to/from the convention site.

Each district will give a presentation featuring 20 years of our history. District Assignments:

1918-1938 is District IV
1938-1958 is District II
1958-1978 is District VI
1978-1998 is District V
1998-2018 is District I

We are working on tours of either the Kauffman Performing Arts Center and/or the Piano Technicians Guild’s Jack Wyatt Museum for Friday afternoon for those not involved in the choir. Please let us know of your interest on the registration form.

Please register online here by May 10th.

Registration Deadline is Thursday, May 10th.

Registration $30
Friday Lunch $12
Friday Formal Banquet $37
Saturday Lunch $12
Total for all: $91

Reminder for Club Presidents: please bring 2 copies of your club report – and plan to walk in the processional for the banquet. I will send you a report template very soon.

Agenda (tentative)

Thursday, May 17, 20187:00 PM State Board Meeting

Friday, May 18, 2018

8:30 AM…….Registration

9:00 AM…….Opening Session, including Mark Hayes address

10:00 AM…..Musical Interlude/District Presentation

11:00 AM…..Musical Interlude/District Presentation

12:00 PM…..Lunch

1:00 PM…….Together We Sing

1:15 PM…….Mark Hayes Workshop

2:05 PM…….District Presentation

2:15 PM…….Break

2:30 PM…….Centennial Choir Rehearsal

…..others are invited to tour the Kauffman Performing Arts Center or PTG Piano Museum

4:30 PM…….Adjourn rehearsal

5:30 PM…….Formal Banquet with processional, NFMC President Michael Edwards

7:30 PM…….Concert (open to public)

9:15 PM…….Reception

Saturday, May 19, 2018

8:30 AM……Memorial Service

9:00 AM……Mark Hayes Workshop

9:45 AM……District Presentation

10:00 AM….Break

10:10 AM….Workshop

10:40 AM….District Presentation

11:00 AM….Centennial Choir Concert (open to public)

12:00 PM….Lunch

1:30 PM……Junior State Competition


2017 State Convention

May 2, 2017

2017 State Convention

Going for the Gold

Central Methodist University
Swinney Conservatory of Music
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, MO 65248

Tentative Schedule
Thursday, May 18
7:30 pm      Executive Board Meeting, Megraw House

Friday, May 19
8:45 AM      Registration begins
9:00 AM      Opening Session
10:10 AM    Musical Interlude
Noon          Luncheon
1:00 PM      Together We Sing
1:30 PM      Afternoon session
4:00 PM      Adjourn to check out area options
6:00 PM      Banquet
7:30 PM      Concert: Drs Jon & Mia Hynes

Saturday, May 20
8:45 AM      Registration
9:00 AM      Memorial Service
9:30 AM      Morning Session
10:30 AM     Musical Interlude
11:30 AM     Installation of Officers/Silent Auction closes
Noon           Luncheon
1:30 PM      State Juniors Competition

Registration is due by May 10th.

2017 MFMC Convention registration paper
2017 MFMC Convention online registration  (preferred)

I have held a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn Booneville for $109.99/night held until April 23rd. Call 660-882-5317 and ask for the MFMC rate. Deadline is May 5th.  Another alternative is staying in the dorm at $30/night, however you will need to bring your own pillow and linens. Contact Julie Watson for more details.