Middle School Band
Membership Requirement
For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

Middle School Band



Important Dates
Sep. 26 - Nomination Deadline
Nov. 9 - Clinic & Concert @ Goddard HS - $15 participation fee per selected student

Nominations must be entered online in the KMEA Members site.

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.

The band selection process will be similar to previous years:
  • Each school may nominate up to eight students.
  • Students must be in 7th or 8th Grade.
  • Nominations must be submitted online no later than Sep. 26, 2024.
  • Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Please include specific comments regarding each nominated student. These comments will aid selection.
  • Percussion recordings must be postmarked by Sep. 27, 2024.
  • 2024-25 Percussion excerpts will be posted here as a PDF file when ready.
The band size is approximately 110 students, so please understand that not every student submitted will be selected. Having a band that is balanced with instrumentation is of high importance. The final instrumentation and music will be distributed by late September.

Auditions are required for all percussionists, and may be submitted by email or mail. Each percussionist must audition on two of the three instrument options; snare, timpani, mallets. Audition material will be available on the district's website. Please mail auditions to my address. Audition recordings must be postmarked by Sep. 27, 2024.

Participation fees are $15 per student and are due once you are notified of the final instrumentation. Lunch is included in this fee. In addition, all directors who have students participating in the honor band must be on site to assist with the middle school honor band, or assist with high school auditions. Districts which do not have directors on site to assist and supervise students will be charged $100.
Jennifer Kirk
Wichita-McAuliffe Academy
2055 S. 143rd St E
Wichita, KS 67230
w: 316-973-9985
Important Dates - MS Band
Aug. 24, 2024 - Sat
SCKMEA Teacher Kick-off
Location TBA
Sep. 26, 2024 - Thu
Nomination Deadline — MS Band
$15 participation fee per selected student
Nov. 9, 2024 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — MS Band, MS Choir, HS Jazz Band
Goddard HS
$15 participation fee per selected student

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