High School Orchestra


2021-22 SCKMEA High School Honor Groups to use Recorded Auditions
SCKMEA will use online recorded auditions for all high school honor groups for the 2021-22 school year. Additional information, including audition materials for each ensemble, will be further specified as chairs complete their plans. Please standby for further information regarding recorded audition procedure.

We have every intention of having rehearsals and performances on November 6 (HS Jazz Bands) and December 4 (HS Bands, Choirs, and Orchestra). This is subject to changes in restrictions or guidelines by our host facilities or county health officials. Watch for announcements about changes in locations for some of our honor ensembles.
Alison Mayes - Denver Youth Symphony

Important Dates
Oct. 11 - Audition Registration Deadline - $8 per audition
Oct. 24 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 - $33 per audition
Nov. 5 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 - $58 per audition
Nov. 6 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 - $100 per audition
Nov. 6 - Auditions @ Goddard-Eisenhower HS
Dec. 4 - Clinic & Concert @ Wichita-East HS

Audition Registration
Registration of audition entries will be a dual-entry process.
  1. Auditions must be officially registered in the KMEA Members site.
  2. Festival Scores will be used only as a replacement for in-person audition and judging activities. Directors should watch the FS Director Tutorial to become familiar with the Festival Scores audition system.
Use the SCKMEA Invoice Generator to create your fee invoices. An invoice print-out must be included with each payment. Make checks payable to South Central KMEA.

Students may not audition for orchestra and choir. Please make sure to communicate with your teachers for which ensemble you will audition.

Audition Information
2021-22 SCKMEA HS Orchestra Audition Materials will be an abbreviated version of the KMEA All-State Audition Materials.

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

Teachers will receive music to deliver to their students following the posting of results. String teachers will want to make sure to attend the 10:00 AM Mini-Convention meeting.


Finlandia, Op. 26 - Jean Sibelius
Nimrod from the Enigma Variations (Variation IX, Adagio) - Edward Elgar
Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 - IV. Allegro-Presto - Ludwig van Beethoven
Kathy House
Wichita-Northwest HS
1220 N. Tyler Rd
Wichita, KS 67212
w: 316-973-6044
Important Dates - HS Orchestra
Oct. 11, 2021 - Mon
Audition Registration Deadline — HS Band, HS Orchestra
Oct. 24, 2021 - Sun
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Oct. 30, 2021 - Sat
Send to SCKMEA Executive Director Larry Brownlee
Nov. 5, 2021 - Fri
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
District Auditions — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Goddard Eisenhower HS - Auditions will be held online
HS Band & Orchestra via FestivalScores.com
HS Choir via unlisted video in Members site
Dec. 4, 2021 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — HS Band, HS Orchestra, HS Choir
Wichita East HS

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