District 18

Welcome to District 18

District 18 serves secondary choral directors in Charlotte, Lee, Hendry, and Collier Counties. We encourage all Middle and High School Choir Directors to get involved in FVA and District 18.

District Officers

Trista Grossnicklaus, District Chair

Johnathan McCann, Coordinator/Chair-Elect

Upcoming Events

  1. FVA Summer Conference/Choral Panorama- July 28-30th @ Altamonte Springs Hilton
  2. Fall District Meeting- Monday, August 8th @ 6pm, Perkins (Estero)
  3. FMEA/FVA Membership Deadline- Thursday, September 1st
  4. All-State Musicianship Test & Sightreading- Thursday, September 22nd @ Evangelical Christian


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 18 Minutes and e-mails will keep you 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 Trista or Nancy.

Registration for all FVA events is online and requires payment to District 18.
No personal checks will be accepted for any FVA events.

All paperwork and checks need to be mailed to Trista Grossnicklaus:

Trista Grossnicklaus
Port Charlotte Middle School
23000 Midway Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33952


2016-2017 District 18 Calendar

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

Thursday, September 22nd

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

Location: Evangelical Christian School

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 12th

Fees: $15 per Student

All State Test #2 (Vocal)

Thursday, October 20th

Location: Cypress Lake 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

Friday, February 3, 2017

North Fort Myers High School

Report Time: Please arrive 30 minutes before scheduled time

Registration Deadline: 

-Postmark/Online: Monday January 23, 2017

-Paper work and fees due: Friday January 27, 2017


  • 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, March 2-3, 2017

Location: Gulf Coast High School

Report Time: Please arrive 30 minutes before scheduled block

Registration Deadline:

-Postmark/Online: Monday January 23, 2017

-Paper work and fees due: Friday January 27, 2017

Fees: $150 per ensemble


*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 Trista and Nancy driving directions and any special instructions for visitors to post on website.

Directions to Schools in District 18

Evangelical Christian School