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.

High School Band


Kathy Amrein

Dates & Deadlines
Oct. 25 @ 11:59:59 PM (Central Time) - Deadline to upload HS Band auditions - $5 audition fee per completed audition
TBA: Results posted
Dec. 9 - Clinic & Concert at FHSU - $15 participation fee per selected student

KMEA All-State Wind & Percussion Excerpts
NWKMEA HS Band auditions will use the PDF excerpt files posted by KMEA.

NWKMEA HS Band Audition Excerpts

Audition Recordings
Auditions will be submitted online using Festival Scores. Teachers may create their Director account and enter student profiles at any time. It is important that audition recordings are uploaded by the deadline (Central Time). Late entries cannot be accepted. Directors will need to activate the following tag in their Festival Scores account:

Audio Files
Auditions must consist of the following audio files. All files are required in order to "complete" an audition in Festival Scores. Incomplete entries will not be judged.
  • File 1 - Excerpt #1
  • File 2 - Excerpt #2
  • File 3 - Major Scale & Chromatic Scale
  • File 1 - Excerpt #1
  • File 2 - Excerpt #2
Directors should watch this tutorial video.
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.
Max Befort
Victora HS
PO Box 20
Victoria, KS 67671
w: 785-735-9211
Important Dates - HS Band
Oct. 23, 2024 - Wed
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Band
$5 audition fee per completed audition
Dec. 7, 2024 - Sat
Mini Convention II
HS Band, HS Choir, NW/SW HS Orchestra, Elem. Choir
Fort Hays State University
$15 participation fee per selected student

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