South Central Kansas
Music Educators Association
Message from the President
Greetings. My name is James Hollingsworth and I am proud to be beginning my term the South Central District President. A special thank you to Greg Bergman, who has done a remarkable job as President. I certainly have big shoes to fill. I am joined by our board members and ensemble chairs, who are some of the best and most dedicated educators in our state. Please take a moment to check out all of the incoming board members by clicking "About" and selecting "District Officers". A big thank you to all of the outgoing chairs. Your hard work and determination will surely be missed.

Use the "Calendar" tab to check out important dates for the coming school year. Our first big event is our August Kick-off event that will be at Augusta High School on Saturday, August 26th. If you have never been to this event, it is a great way for new and "experienced" teachers to meet and discuss the various issues facing our profession today. We break into ensemble groups to discuss specific dates and topics to help our school year start off on the right foot (or left if you teach marching band). I hope to see you there!

It is truly an honor to represent the great teachers of this district. Have a great rest of the school year and keep making music!

James Hollingsworth
SCKMEA President
Attention New Teachers! - JOIN the Mentoring Network
CONNECT with experienced mentors and fellow beginning music educators. — ENGAGE in professional learning through mentoring events and online discussions. — ENJOY SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT from a professional community that is committed to your success.
Mentoring Events
Check out these events designed for first and second year teachers.
Mentoring Help Line
Contact your district mentor chair if you have a question or need resources or help.
New Teacher Handbook
Be sure to check out the New Teacher Handbook for important information.
SCKMEA Important Dates
Jun. 17, 2023 - Sat
SCKMEA Board Meeting
Augusta HS, 10:00 AM
Aug. 26, 2023 - Sat
SCKMEA Teacher Kick-off
Augusta HS, 10:00 AM
Oct. 4, 2023 - Wed
District Auditions — HS Jazz Band
Wichita-Collegiate HS
Time TBA (evening)
Oct. 21, 2023 - Sat
Clinic & Concert — Elementary Choir
Location TBA
$10 participation fee per selected student
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
District Auditions — HS Band, HS Orchestra
Location TBA
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
District Auditions — HS Choir
Location TBA
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — MS Band, HS Jazz Band
Location TBA
$12 participation fee per selected student
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
Clinic & Concert — MS Choir
Location TBA
$12 participation fee per selected student
Dec. 2, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — HS Band, HS Orchestra, HS Choir
Location TBA
$12 participation fee per selected student

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