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 Choir

2023-24

Clinician
Markel Porter

Important Dates
Nov. 12 - Nomination Deadline
Jan. 27 - Clinic & Concert @ Pittsburg Middle School - $15 participation fee per selected student

Nominations
Nominations must be entered online in the KMEA Members site. Any student grades 7-8 from the Southeast District that is enrolled in a choir class is eligible. Teachers may nominate 8 choral students from their school: 2 Soprano, 2 Alto, 2 Tenor and 2 Bass. Teachers may also nominate alternates for any voice part. There is no guarantee the alternates will have a place in the choir. All nominations must be completed online by the posted deadline.

Fees
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.

Dress
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, tie is optional (no jeans, t-shirts or tennis shoes)

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

Schedule
8:30 - Registration/Check In- Both Choirs in Old Gym
9:00 - Rehearsal/Auditorium
9:30 - Directors Meeting (Staff Development Center in Basement)
10:15 - Break
10:30 - Rehearsal- Auditorium
11:40 - Lunch- Cafeteria- Concession stand available
12:20 - Rehearsal- Old Gym
2:40 - Change for Concert
3:00 PM - Concerts Begin
  • Middle School Band
  • Elementary Choir
  • Middle School Choir

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

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water-Simon & Garfunkel Paul Simon/arr. Kirby Shaw, SAB
  • Bright Morning Stars-arr. Ruth Elaine Schram, SAB
  • You Are My Refuge-Michael John Trotta, SAB with Piano Accompaniment
  • Carry the Light-Andy Beck, SAB
  • Gloria Celebration-Douglas E. Wagner, SAB
 
Chairperson
Sydney Shannon
Galena HS
8th & Lincoln Dr
Galena, KS 66739
w: 620-783-4499
Important Dates - MS Choir
Nov. 12, 2023 - Sun
Nomination Deadline — MS Choir
Jan. 27, 2024 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — MS Band, MS Choir, Elementary Choir
Pittsburg Community Middle School
$15 participation fee per selected student

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