HS Band Audition Information

  1. Band student's grades 9 through 12 are eligible to audition for this group.
  2. Every school with students auditioning for band/choir will be guaranteed at least one student placed in either the band or choir.
  3. Excerpts will be taken from the state audition list which may be found on the state website (ksmea.org/hsband). Scales and sight-reading will also be part of the audition.
  4. If a student is auditioning for both the band and choir, please indicate this on the Student Registration Form and also indicate the student's "first choice" if he/she is selected for both groups. No changes in preference (band or choir) may be made after the registration deadline by a student or instructor.
  5. All students who are auditioning MUST be accompanied by their instructor and the instructor will be required to participate in judging/audition activities. In the event of an emergency, the director must send a qualified substitute to judge or help with auditions. Please return the Band Judging Preference Form so we may assign you to your preferred area of judging.
  6. Results of the band auditions will be posted on the district website as soon as they are available.
  7. Auditions for SEKMEA High School Honor Ensembles will be live auditions with the following exception: The only allowable exception is for students unable to attend district auditions due to participation in NAfME All-National Ensembles. The procedure for a recorded audition will be as follows:
    1. Teacher will take a video recording of the student performing the entire audition material in one take.
    2. Submit to the district President no later than 7 days before auditions.
    3. The district President will review the audition to ensure the correct person auditioned and done in one take.
    4. The President will then forward an audio-only copy to the appropriate ensemble chair who will be responsible for playing the appropriate cut of the audition for judges on audition day.
Nancy Riecker
Waverly, KS

Important Dates - HS Band
Nov. 4, 2020 - Wed
Audition upload deadline — HS Honor Groups
Late entries will not be accepted
$4 choir, $5 jazz/concert band/orchestra, no late fees this year
Dec. 5, 2020 - Sat
HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra performances
Pittsburg State University, Bicknell Center
$5 participation fee per selected student
In-person festivals are cancelled for 2020-21

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