Elementary Choir
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.

Elementary Choir


Nomination Deadline
Nominations must be entered online in the KMEA Members site by Oct. 20, 2022 - Late entries WILL NOT be accepted.

Lisa Simmelink

Who can participate?
The NWKMEA Elementary Choir is comprised of SELECT students from grades 5 and 6. Six (or fewer) students from each building may participate. All singers must be enrolled in the school from which they are entered. The director of each building is responsible for selecting the students who attend.

Clinic and Performance
The concert is Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at FHSU Beech Schmidt Auditorium at 12:30 PM. Admission is $5.00 for adults and students are free.

Participation Fee
A fee of $10.00 per student is due at the December Mini-Convention. Please take your check to the district treasurer's table and get a receipt before checking in your students. The fee will double if not paid at the convention. Make check payable to NWKMEA. Fees may be sent to Connie Reishus beforehand or bring them to the convention. You may create your own invoice using our online Invoice Generator

Additional Information
Your selected singers need to come to the convention with their music learned and ready to polish with the clinician. The music will be sung by memory at the concert. Please have your singer bring their music, pencils, and their very best behavior to the concert. Students should come dressed in concert attire. There is no time to change in preparation for the concert.

  • Please supervise your students at all times and inform them of the behavior expected.
  • Please be prepared to lend a hand when needed.
  • Please have your students well prepared before they come to the mini-convention.
  • Please remind students to wear proper concert attire.

Elementary Choir Schedule @ FHSU
8:00 Registration - Memorial Union
8:30-10:00 Rehearsal I - Black & Gold Room
9:00 Teacher's Meeting - Memorial Union Lobby
10:00 ***BREAK w/ water & snack***
10:20-11:30 Rehearsal II - Black & Gold Room
11:30 ***Move to Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center***
11:45-12:15 Rehearsal III - Beach/Schmidt - on risers
12:30 CONCERT - Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center

Performance Repertoire

Two songs that are in our files:

Jubilate Deo
Praetorius/arr. Doreen Rao
Unison/Two-part or Three-part or Four Part
Boosey and Hawkes: 1631001

The Dream Keeper
Rollo Dilworth
Hal Leonard: 08745611

Two songs that may not be in our files:

Will There Really Be a Morning
Craig Hella-Johnson
Alliance Music Publications: 10015881

Look Again at The Child
Suzanne Lord
Chorister's Guild: 3029394

Music is available from Senseney Music and J.W. Pepper.
Paul Prewo
Logan Elem.
305 N. Sherman
Logan, KS 67646
w: 785-689-4631
Important Dates - Elem. Choir
Oct. 19, 2023 - Thu
Nomination Deadline — Elementary Choir
Dec. 9, 2023 - Sat
Mini Convention II
HS Band, HS Choir, Elem. Choir
Fort Hays State University
$10 participation fee per selected student

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