District 11

Welcome to District 11

District 11 encompasses Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, and DeSoto Counties. We encourage all Middle and High School Choir Directors to get involved in FVA and District 11.



David Verdoni, District Chair

  • verdoni@sarasotacountyschools.net

Seth Gardner, District Coordinator/Website

  • gardner@sarasotacountyschools.net


Upcoming Events

  1. FVA Membership Payment due TBA
  2. All State Registration due TBA (Postmark/Online)


Reminders to Directors

The FVA Handbook has all the information you will ever need to know about All State, MPA and Solo and Ensemble. District 11 Minutes and e-mails will keep up-to-date on all deadlines and rules. It is crucial that you meet our district’s deadlines, so our District Chair can meet theirs. If you have additional questions or need clarifications, please do not hesitate to e-mail David or Seth.

Registration for all FVA events is online and requires payment to District 11. No personal checks will be accepted for any FVA events.

All paperwork and checks need to be mailed to David Verdoni:

David Verdoni

Riverview H.S.

1 Ram Way

Sarasota, Fl. 34231


2016-2017 District 11 Calendar (Tentative)

All State Test #1 (All StateOmnibus, Musicianship and Sight-Reading)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

HS Director Meeting @ 3:00pm/HS Theory Test @ 3:30pm

MS Director Meeting @ 4:30pm/MS Theory Test @ 5:00pm

Riverview High School

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016 (Postmark/Online)

Fees: $15 per Student


All State Test #2 (Vocal)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

HS Director Meeting @ 3:00pm/HS Vocal Quality Tests Start @ 3:30pm

MS Director Meeting @ 4:30pm/HS Vocal Quality Tests Start @ 5:00pm

Riverview High School


FMEA Conference and All State

Wednesday – Saturday, January 11-14, 2017

Tampa Convention Center

Early Registration Deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016


Solo & Ensemble

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sarasota High School

Report Time: Please arrive 30 minutes before scheduled time

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2017 (Postmark/Online)*


  • Solo $15/Small Ensemble or Small Special Cat. = $25
  • Duet $20/Large Ensemble or Large Special Cat. = $35
  • Piano Solo $15/Student Conductor = $20
  • District Medals = $3



Thursday-Friday, February 23-24, 2017

Location: Venice High School Performing Arts Center

Report Time: Please arrive 30 minutes before scheduled block

Registration: Friday, January 13, 2017 (Postmark/Online)*


  • Choirs with 60 students or less = $140
  • Choirs with 61 students or more = $170
  • District Medal = $3


Central State Solo and Ensemble

Thursday-Saturday, March 30-April 1, 2017

Location: Seminole State College

Fees: See State Solo and Ensemble and Choral Registration


Central State Choral MPA

Monday-Thursday, April 24-27, 2017

First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, FL

Fees: $170 per choir

Please see State MPA tab on Home Screen


*Please Note – If you are sending payment for S&E and Choral MPA at the same time, please make sure checks and paperwork are clearly marked to avoid confusion.

Please remember that if you are hosting any District Event we need you to send David and Seth driving directions and any special instructions for visitors to post on website.


Meeting Minutes

FVA District 11 Fall Meeting – Aug 16 2012

District 11 Spring 2012 – 5/5/12

District 11 Fall 2011 – 8/16/11

District Fall Meeting Minutes 2014

District Fall Meeting Minutes 2015

District Spring Meeting Minutes 2016

District 11 Fall Meeting Agenda 2016 and PowerPoint Presentation


Directions to schools in District 11

Riverview HS

SW FL Christian Academy

Evangelical Christian School

North Fort Myers High School Center for Arts and Media

Venice Middle School

North Port HS