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.

Felicia Graves
Frontenac HS
208 S. Cayuga
Frontenac, KS 66763
w: 620-231-7550
Important Dates - MS Band
Oct. 30, 2022 - Sun
Audition Upload Deadline — MS Band
Late entries will not be accepted
$5 audition fee per completed audition
Jan. 14, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — MS Band, MS Choir, Elementary Choir
Chanute HS
$15 participation fee per selected student

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