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


Michael Oglesby, Missouri Southern

Important Dates
Sep. 1 - Distribute audition excerpts
Oct. 1 - Audition uploading begins
Oct. 30 - Audition Upload Deadline, 11:59:59 PM - Late entries are not possible. - $5 audition fee per completed audition
Nov. 6 - Judging ends
Nov, 9 - Roster published
Jan. 14 - Clinic & Concert @ Chanute HS - $15 participation fee per selected student

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.

Audition Registration
Auditions for SEKMEA Middle School Band are submitted by directors via the Festival Scores audition management system. Directors should watch this short FS tutorial video.

Audition Event Tag
Directors will need to activate the following tag in their Festival Scores account:

Audition Excerpt Cuts (posted Sep. 27)
#1: Measures 7-13 (End on beat 3)
#2: Measures 1-6
#3: Measures 5-8
Audition Media Files
Each audition will consist of audio files saved in mp3 format. For an audition to be completed you must have all audio files for each student uploaded by the deadline. If you only have a portion of the uploading done by the deadline for an individual student, that submission will not be accepted by the system. Make sure the correct files are uploaded to each slot, as listed below.
Winds & Mallets
  1. Upload #1 - Excerpt #1
  2. Upload #2
    • Excerpt #2 - bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone sax, french horn, bassoon, trombone, baritone (BC/TC), euphonium, tuba
    • Excerpt #3 - flute, clarinet, oboe, alto saxophone, trumpet, mallets
  3. Chromatic Scale - Concert Bb to Concert Bb - 1 octave - slur up/tongue down
Snare & Timpani
  1. Upload #1 - Excerpt #1
  2. Upload #2
    • Timpani - Excerpt #2
    • Snare - Excerpt #3
Participating directors are expected to assist with judging. Update your director profile in Festival Scores with your areas of expertise. This will help identify directors for judging each section, which will be assigned by the chair.

Dress Attire
Students may wear school clothing for rehearsals. Facilities will be available to change before the concert. All clothing must follow your school's 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)

9:00-10:30 - Rehearse Main (Large) Gym - instrument cases will stay in the large gym
10:30-10:45 - Break
10:45-12:20 - Rehearse Main Gym
12:20-1:00 - Lunch
1:00-2:15 - Rehearse in Auditorium
2:15-2:45 - Change clothes and return to auditorium until time for concert

Student Checklist
  • Sheet music with measures numbered
  • 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!
Delani Vogrin
Pittsburg Community MS
1310 N. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
w: 620-235-3240
Important Dates - MS Band