High School Orchestra

2020-21

SCKMEA In-Person mini-conventions are cancelled for 2020-21. Auditions and nominations for honor groups will be held online. Rosters will be published.
2020-21 SCKMEA Honor Group Waiver of Enrollment Requirement
For the 2020-2021 school year only, a student may audition (or be nominated) for an SCKMEA honor ensemble even if the student is unable to participate in their school's music program due to circumstances resulting from COVID-19. Any student in such a situation must work with their school's music teacher(s) to complete the necessary SCKMEA forms and procedures. By submitting a student's audition or nomination, a teacher verifies that the student is or has previously been a member of their school's music program in good standing.

2020-21 SCKMEA High School Honor Groups to use Recorded Auditions
SCKMEA will use online recorded auditions for all high school honor groups for the 2020-21 school year. Additional information, including audition materials for each ensemble, will be further specified as chairs complete their plans.
Welcome SCKMEA Orchestra Directors! By clicking on the links within this letter or on the left-hand tabs, you will have access to the information you need for the 2020 South Central Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor Orchestra.

Audition Registration
Official registration is located in the KMEA Members website, linked in the Registration tab above. This is the same site used for registration last year. Festival Scores will be used only to replace the in-person audition and judging activities.

Festival Scores information video
Directors should watch this short video to become familiar with the Festival Scores audition system.
Students may not audition for orchestra and choir. Please make sure to communicate with your teachers for which ensemble you will audition.

Audition Deadlines
Dates Cost What?
October 12 $8.00 per entry Registration Deadline
October 25 $33.00 per entry Late Deadline #1
November 6 $58.00 per entry Late Deadline #2
November 6 Audition upload deadline. Late uploads are not possible.
November 7 $100.00 per entry Late Deadline #3 (On-Site Fee)
All entries must be submitted online. Registration will be hosted inside the KMEA Members site (linked at the top of this page. Use the SCKMEA Invoice Generator to create your invoice print-outs.

Audition Information
Audition materials are available on the SCKMEA website and are an abbreviated version of the KMEA All-State Audition Materials.
SCKMEA Orchestra Audition Materials (2020)

KMEA State Orchestra Audition excerpts
ksmea.org/hsorchestra/excerpts


Festival Scores - Audition Event Tag

Directors, you will need to activate the following Event Tag in your Festival Scores Director account in order to upload audition entries.

Audition EventEvent Tag
2020 SCKMEA District Orchestra Auditions HVGTC5F
 
Chairperson
Kathy House
Wichita Northwest HS
1220 N. Tyler Rd
Wichita, KS 67212
w: 316-973-6044

Important Dates - HS Orchestra
Sep. 14, 2020 - Mon
HS Directors training meetings via Zoom
Sep. 14-17 @ 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Honor Group meetings/training for teachers to be led by chairs. Different days are offered to accommodate teachers who teach in multiple areas.
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
Oct. 26, 2020 - Mon
Audition upload window opens
HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 6, 2020 - Fri
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 6, 2020 - Fri
Audition upload window closes
HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
Audition registration - Late deadline #3 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 9, 2020 - Mon
Judging window opens
HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 15, 2020 - Sun
Judging window closes
HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 18, 2020 - Wed
Rosters to be posted
HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Dec. 5, 2020 - Sat
HS Band, HS Orchestra, HS Choir performances
Cancelled
Location TBA
In-person festivals are cancelled for 2020-21

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