High School Band

Band directors... the following JH and HS Honor Band music from this past year is for sale at 50% off. If you are interested in purchasing any set please contact NWKMEA Executive Director Connie Reishus by the end of January.

Junior High
  • Dinosaurs-Bukvich-Phoebus Pub.
    $50.00 ($25.00) -2 sets
  • Dauntless-Timothy & Hannah Mahr-Neil Kjos Pub.
    $65.00 ($32.50)-2 sets
  • Snarl-John Mackey-John Mackey Pub.
    $119.00 ($59.50)-2 sets
  • Barnum & Bailey's Favorite-Karl L. King/arr. Bruker-Alfred Pub.
    $62.00 ($31.00)-2 sets
High School
  • Mother Earth-Maslanka-Carl Fisher Pub
    $100.00 ($50.00)-1 set
  • A Hymn for Band-Stuart-Shawnee Press
    $65.00 ($32.50)-2 sets
  • Tempo of Murals-Balmages-FJH Music Co
    $70.00 ($35.00)-1 set
  • Zia, Zia-C.T. Smith-Claude T Smith Pub.
    $65.00 ($32.50)-1 set


Audition Recordings
Auditions will be submitted online using Festival Scores. Teachers may create their Director account and update their Director and Student profiles now.

Welcome to the information home for the NW KMEA District Honor Band. Hopefully, the information you need is found here. My name is Vesta Jo Still. I teach in Logan and have been involved in KMEA for about 20 years. In addition to being the honor band chair, I serve KMEA as the small schools consultant. If this website doesn't answer your questions, please reach out and give me a call, shoot me a text or send me an email. If you are a new teacher in the district, remember you are not alone. Take advantage of the mentor program. Everyone is always willing to help out.

The NW District will again be using Festival Scores for submitting audition recordings. Once the audition window opens, an event tag will be created. This tag will be used for your specific audition. More information can be found on the tab on the left side of this page titled audition uploading. It is important that the recording is uploaded by the deadline. Festival Scores closes and late entries cannot be accepted.

Dates & Deadlines
Oct. 10 - Festival Scores will open for uploads
Oct. 24, 11:59:59 PM (CST) - Deadline to upload HS Band auditions
Dec. 8 - NWKMEA Mini-Convention at FHSU

Please take note that the deadline is Central Time Zone. Also, late uploads are not possible. When the deadline has passed, the Festival Scores system will close the upload window.

The 2018 Honor Band Clinician is Kyle Hopkins from McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. Many of you heard his band perform during the ISW last February. Mr. Hopkins has taken a band of eight students in his first year to the current number of 54 in just five short years. He has presented at KMEA and served as a clinician and adjudicator for many years. I am sure our students will learn something from him during his time working with them.

Music folders will be handed out in November at the Mini-Convention in Hays. Please be sure you or a representative from your school is available to pick up that folder. This will save time and money.

Thank you for doing what you do each and everyday in and out of the classroom. As music educators, we know what we do makes a difference and that our students need our encouragement to keep playing and keep improving. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Enjoy what remains of summer break and have a wonderful school year.

Musically, Vesta Jo Still

Festival Scores - Audition Event Tags

Directors, you will need to activate the following Event Tags in your Festival Scores Director account in order to upload audition entries.

Audition EventEvent Tag
Woodwind and BrassJGRJRZ9
Percussion (Snare & Timpani)8X7GTH6
Keyboard Percussion (Mallets)GX9V6HV
Vesta Jo Still
1905 E. 400 Rd.
Phillipsburg, KS 67661