Clinician Paul White Paul White is currently the middle school band director for Atchison Public Schools. He has 31 years of teaching experience in schools of varying size and has taught multiple musical disciplines. While at Garden City High School, he built the program to include three full jazz bands with the top jazz group receiving two invitations to perform at KMEA. The jazz band also performed live on KANZ public radio, played at the Kansas Sampler Festival, was included in a state-wide Kansas Public Television arts video, and opened for Wichita State University Jazz Arts 1.
Oct. 18 - Audition Registration Deadline - $5 per audition
Oct. 24 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 - $25 per audition
Nov. 5 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 - $50 per audition
Nov. 6 - Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 - $100 per audition
Nov. 6 - Auditions @ Independence Community College
Nov. 17 - Clinic & Concert @ Pittsburg State University, Bicknell Center - $5 participation fee per selected student
Auditions must be entered online in the KMEA Members site.
Each school will be a member of the KSHSAA or a KSHSAA Approved School and be in good standing with the organization.
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An invoice print-out must be included with each payment. Make checks payable to Southeast KMEA.
The audition is the same as the state level except there is no sightreading and improvisation is optional. KMEA All-State Jazz excerpts
PO Box 70
Uniontown, KS 66779
Important Dates - HS Jazz Band
Oct. 17, 2022 - Mon
Registration Deadline — HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$5 per audition
Oct. 23, 2022 - Sun
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$25 per audition
Nov. 4, 2022 - Fri
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$50 per audition
Nov. 5, 2022 - Sat
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra