High School Orchestra

High School Orchestra


Greetings SCKMEA Orchestra Directors!

Auditions for the South Central Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor Orchestra will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Goddard-Eisenhower HS . Auditions will begin at 8:00 AM and will continue until all auditions have been heard. Auditions are open for students in grades 9-12 from participating High Schools. The deadline for audition entries is Monday, October 8, 2018. Late registration deadline is October 15, 2018. Late entries will require a higher entry fee. All entries must be submitted online. Registration will be hosted inside the KMEA Members site.

Audition Process
Students will be assigned an audition time. Each student will check in with the door monitor at his or her assigned room approximately 10 minutes prior to the assigned audition time. Audition numbers will be assigned at the door. Audition numbers must not be traded. 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 are an abbreviated version of the KMEA All-State Audition Materials.

Download Audition Materials (2018)

Audition Time Requests
To the extent the schedule allows, students who need special consideration for their scheduled audition time can be scheduled at the beginning or end of the auditions. Directors must note all such requests when entering students online. This should be used extremely sparingly. 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 to discuss any further cuts being made to the audition materials and ensure the auditions start on time. All directors who have students auditioning are required to help in 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. Directors must also pick up the Orchestra music packets for successful students in the library at the conclusion of the auditions.

The roster of selected students will be posted on the SCKMEA website no earlier than the Monday following the day of auditions, time TBD.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call me. I will respond as soon as possible. Good Luck to you and your students!
Kathy House
Wichita Northwest HS