Middle School Band

Middle School Band


Dear Directors,

I hope you have had a great start to the new school year! This letter is to inform you of the upcoming South Central District Middle School Honor Band that will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Andover Central High School. Our clinician this is year is Dr. Timothy Shade, Director of Bands at Wichita State University. Dr. Shade will be a wonderful clinician that will provide our students with a valuable experience.

The band selection process will be similar to previous years:
  • Each Director May Recommend Up To Eight Students.
  • Only students who are in 7th or 8th Grade will be accepted.
  • Recommendations Are Submitted On-Line
  • Please Include Specific Comments Regarding Each Submission. (These comments will aid in the selection of students.)
  • All entries are to be submitted digitally no later than Sunday, September 17.
  • Percussion recordings should postmarked no later than Monday, September 18.

The band size is limited to approximately 120 students, so please understand that not every student submitted will be selected. We must strive to have a balanced instrumentation in this band. The final instrumentation and music will be emailed out by Monday, September 25. You may also refer to the district website for final instrumentation.

Percussionists will once again need to audition, and can submit auditions by mail or email. The audition material is available for you to download and print from the district website. Percussionists must audition on two of the three percussion instruments (snare, timpani, and mallets). Please mail your tapes/CDs to my address. Remember, tapes/CDs must be postmarked by Monday, September 18!

Finally, entry fees are $10 per student and are due once you are notified of the final instrumentation. The entry fee includes lunch for the students. In addition, all directors who have students participating in the honor band must be on site to assist with the middle school honor band or assist with high school auditions. Districts who do not have directors on site to assist and supervise students will be charged $100.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me! I am looking forward to a very rewarding day for our students!


Allen Hisken
SCKMEA MS Band Chair
Jayme Hayes