Middle School Band

Middle School Band

2018-19

Online nomination deadline: Nov. 4, 2018
Percussion audio files are due by 11:59 PM on Nov. 12.

Wind Player Nomination Procedure

Please fill out the entire form and submit nominations through the KMEA Members website by the posted deadline. Please limit your nominations to 5 wind instrument students per school. The entry forms are one student per form, so please remember to fill in the proper rank for the student you are nominating. Please keep the following in mind:

  1. Two (2) 7th or 8th grade wind instrument students per school will be guaranteed a spot in the band: your top pick and a second student based on instrumentation needs. Up to five (5) wind instrument students from each school will be allowed depending on the number of schools participating. Again, a balanced instrumentation is crucial in final selection.
  2. Remember to rank your students to assist in selection and balance. Also include detailed comments about your students. This will aid in the selection process. Please encourage your double/low reeds and horns/low brass to participate.
  3. Note that the fees must be processed BEFORE receiving music for your students. Deadline for submitting fees is the day of the High School Mini-Convention.
  4. Use the Invoice Generator located here in the SEKMEA website. Send the invoice and fees to the SEKMEA Executive Director. Make checks payable to Southeast KMEA.
  5. The band will consist of 80-90 students.
  6. PLEASE OBTAIN A COMMITMENT FROM NOMINATED STUDENTS THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL. MAKE SURE OF ANY POSSIBLE SCHOOL-RELATED CONFLICTS BEFORE NAMES ARE SUBMITTED.

Percussion Recorded Audition Procedure

A new feature for the SE middle level honor band is percussionists will be chosen based on recorded auditions. All percussion students will be able to audition for one, two or all three selections, Snare, Timpani, or Mallets. Please remember that students are not required to audition for all three sections. However the more auditions they submit, the better chance your students will have to gain entry into the band. Record audition selections on the highest quality recording you have available. Here is the procedure for recording the auditions:
  • DO NOT say the students name on the recording, this will maintain the blind audition.
  • Please submit 1 recording per student. Also students auditioning for multiple areas may put those auditions in a single recording.
  • On the email, please have the students name, school, areas auditioning for, and your name. The band chair will be the only one to see these.
  • Recordings need to be emailed by the posted deadline. Any recordings received after that date will not be accepted. Audition Judging will take place TBA I will be asking for volunteers.

In addition to emailing the recordings, you will also need to fill out the nomination form for each percussion student you have auditioning. This will provide the chair with their school information, areas they are auditioning for, and the students preference in the event of being chosen for multiple areas. You can rank each students area as well, but I just need to know what they are auditioning for. When you register your percussionists, please mark them as percussion in the Student Rank drop down box!!

Percussion Excerpts

Please contact the chairperson for the excerpts.
Timpani
Flight of the Thunderbird: Play measures 5 through 26 (ending on the quarter note Bb) Students should also record themselves tuning the drums in advance.

Snare
Flight of the Thunderbird: Start in measure 16 play through measure 33

Mallets
High Steppers On Parade (oboe/bells): Start in Measure 13 and play through measure 36 ending on Bb
 
Chairperson
Aaron Shockley
Fort Scott, KS