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.

Elementary Choir


Matthew Schwan

Important Dates
Oct. 29 - Nomination Deadline
Jan. 27 - Clinic & Concert @ Pittsburg Middle School - $15 participation fee per selected student

Nominations must be entered online in the KMEA Members site. Any student grades 5-6 from the Southeast District is eligible. Teachers may nominate 8 students from their school to participate in the choir. If your district has more than one elementary school, please limit your number to 6 per school. All nominations must be completed online by the posted deadline.

Use the SEKMEA Invoice Generator to create your fee invoices. An invoice print-out must be included with each payment. Make checks payable to Southeast KMEA. Fees are $15 per student due no later than the day of performance.

Memorization Expectation
The goal is to provide a quality experience for advanced students. Selected students are to know the music before the event as the elementary choir will perform by memory.

Practice Tracks
Practice Tracks are available for KMEA Members
[Honor Grps > Choral Practice Tracks]

8:30 - Registration/Check In-Both Choirs in Old Gym
9:00 - Rehearsal- Old Gym
9:30 - Directors Meeting (Staff Development Center in Basement)
10:00 - Break
10:15 - Rehearsal- Old Gym
11:00 - Lunch- Cafeteria- concession stand Available
11:45 - Rehearsal- Auditorium
12:45 - Break
1:00 - Rehearsal- Auditorium
2:00 - Change for concert
2:30 - Rehearsal- Auditorium
3:00 PM - Concerts Begin
  • Middle School Band
  • Elementary Choir
  • Middle School Choir

Students may wear school clothing for rehearsals. Facilities will be available to change before the concert. All clothing must follow your schools dress code. Concert Dress is as follows:
Ladies: Dresses/Skirts/Slacks and nice shirt (no jeans, t-shirts or tennis shoes)
Men: Slacks and Dress Shirt/Sweater, tie is optional (no jeans, t-shirts or tennis shoes)

Items may be purchased for lunch at a concession stand or students may bring a sack lunch.

Student Checklist
  • Music marked with the school name so it can be returned if misplaced.
  • Original music only in a black three-ringed binder.
  • Pencil for marking the music.
  • Money for lunch or a sack lunch. (Please encourage students to bring smaller bills to purchase their lunch.)
  • Water in a closeable container. (No pop is allowed in the music room or gyms.)
  • Concert attire.
  • A positive attitude and desire to have a great day making music with others!

Performance Repertoire

Greg Gilpin

Andy Beck

Fly Away Home

Three Quotes by Mark Twain
SA or 2-Part
Andrea Ramsey

Rock, Paper, Scissors
Andy Beck & Mark Burrows
Mendy Burnett
Chanute Elem.
500 Osa Martin Blvd
Chanute, KS 66720
w: 620-432-2530
Important Dates - Elem. Choir
Oct. 28, 2024 - Mon
Nomination deadline — Elem. Choir
$15 participation fee per selected student
Jan. 18, 2025 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — MS Band, MS Choir, Elementary Choir
Pittsburg Community Middle School - 3:30 PM
$15 participation fee per selected student

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