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 Clinician


Corderyl Martin
Corderyl J. Martin, saxophonist, composer and educator serves as Co-Director of Bands at Whitthorne Middle School in Columbia, Tennessee.

Martin earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Instrumental Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University (2010) and a Master of Music Degree in Instrumental Conducting from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University (2014).

Martin was recognized as Middle Tennessee Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee Department of Education in 2017 and served on Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen's Teacher Advisory Council. In 2018, he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus from the Middle Tennessee State University School of Music. Martin was one of 38 educators from across the nation to receive the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the 2018 NEA Foundation Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, D.C. Martin also serves as the All State Jazz Chair for the Tennessee Music Education Association. In 2022, Martin was nominated and accepted as a member of the American School Band Directors Association.

He continues to perform and record in the Columbia and Nashville area on a regular basis. He has had an opportunity to perform alongside renowned artists and groups such as "The Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, saxophonist Don Braden, saxophonist Greg Osby, trumpeter Tom Harrell, trumpeter Rick Braun, Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jeff Coffin, legendary alto saxophonist Lee Konitz and Grammy-nominated keyboardist Ben Tankard.
Jennifer Kirk
Wichita-McAuliffe Academy
2055 S. 143rd St E
Wichita, KS 67230
w: 316-973-9985
Important Dates - MS Band
Aug. 26, 2023 - Sat
SCKMEA Teacher Kick-off
Augusta HS, 10:00 AM
Sep. 10, 2023 - Sun
Nomination Deadline — MS Band
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — MS Band, HS Jazz Band
Location TBA
$12 participation fee per selected student

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