High School Band


Greetings SCKMEA Band Directors!

Auditions for the South Central Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor Bands will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 beginning at 8:00 AM. Auditions are open for students in grades 9-12 from participating High Schools. The deadline for audition entries is October 12, 2020. Late entries will be accepted up through the date of auditions with applicable late fees. Registration is located in the KMEA Members site, linked in the Registration tab above.

Audition Process
Students will be assigned an audition time prior to audition day. On the day of auditions, each student must check in with the door monitor at his or her assigned room prior to the start of auditions to receive an audition number. Audition numbers must not be traded. Students who have not checked in by 10 AM will have their audition canceled. The judges will wait an appropriate amount of time for "no shows" at each room. All auditions will be blind. Audition materials are available on the SCKMEA website and correspond with the KMEA All-State Audition Materials. Results will be posted online the Monday following auditions.

Audition Time Requests
To the extent the schedule allows, accommodations can be made for students who need special consideration for their scheduled audition time. Directors must note all such requests when entering students online. Personal preferences for directors or students cannot be accommodated and should not be entered.

Director Participation in the Audition Process
Directors are responsible for relaying audition time and location information to their students. Directors must arrive no later than 7:30 AM the day of the auditions. This will allow time for a brief meeting for all directors to discuss any further cuts being made to the audition materials and to ensure the auditions start on time. All directors who have students auditioning are required to assist with the audition process as needed (judging, tabulating, preparing music packets, etc.). There is a $100 penalty for any school that does not provide a qualified adjudicator or assistant. Any exceptions to this rule must be appealed to the SCKMEA President.

SCKMEA Fee Policy
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the SCKMEA Fee Policy.

SCKMEA Fee Policy
At the January 30, 2016 board meeting, the SCKMEA Executive Board voted to approve the following policy. Late entries for SCKMEA auditions for District Jazz Band, Band, and Orchestra will be assessed a $25 late fee for each entry.

All audition fees and participation fees for all SCKMEA honor groups (Elementary Choir, MS Band and Choir, HS Jazz Band, Band, Orchestra, Choir) must be paid by the day of the event. If fees are not paid on-time, the audition and participation fees will be doubled.

All audition, participation, and late fees must be paid by March 1. If fees remain unpaid after March 1, students from that school's program (band, choir, jazz or orchestra) will not be eligible to participate in SCKMEA District events the following school year.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call me. I will respond as soon as possible. Best wishes to you and your students!
Eric Stambaugh
Buhler HS
611 N. Main St
Buhler, KS 67522
w: 620-543-2255

Important Dates - HS Band
Oct. 12, 2020 - Mon
Registration deadline — HS Band, HS Orchestra
Oct. 25, 2020 - Sun
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 6, 2020 - Fri
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
Audition registration - Late deadline #3 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
HS Band, Choir, and Orchestra Honor Group Auditions
Location TBA
Dec. 5, 2020 - Sat
HS Band, HS Orchestra, HS Choir performances
Location TBA

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