Middle School Band

Middle School Band

2018-19

Dear Directors,

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and is ready for another great year of educating young people! This letter is to inform you of the upcoming South Central District Middle School Honor Band that will be held on Saturday November, 3, 2018 at [location TBA]. We are excited to announce our clinician this year will be Dr. Frank Perez, from Baker University.

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 online.
  • Please Include specific comments regarding each submission. These comments will aid in the selection of students.
  • All entries are to be submitted no later than Sunday, September 16, 2018.
  • Percussion recordings should postmarked no later than Monday, September 17, 2018.
***LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!***

The band size is approximately 110 students, so please understand that not every student submitted will be selected. Having a band that is balanced with instrumentation is of high importance. The final instrumentation and music will be emailed out by Monday, September 24, 2018. You may refer to the district website for final instrumentation.

Auditions are required for all percussionists, and may be submitted by email or mail. Each percussionist must audition on two of the three instrument options; snare, timpani, mallets. Audition material will be available on the district's website. Please mail auditions to my address. Remember, audition tapes must be postmarked by Monday, September 17, 2018.

Entry fees are $10 per student and are due once you are notified of the final instrumentation. Lunch is included in this fee. 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, please contact me. I am looking forward to a wonderful day of music for your students.

Musically yours,

Jayme K. Hayes
SCKMEA MS Band Chair
 
Chairperson
Jayme Hayes
1615 N Prescott Cir
Wichita, KS 67212