High School Orchestra
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 Orchestra


Leonardo Rosario
Director of Strings
Kansas Wesleyan University

The NW and SW districts have extended this upload deadline to Oct. 27.
Important Dates
Oct. 12 - Audition uploads begin
Oct. 26 Oct. 27 - Audition upload deadline - $3 fee per completed audition
Oct. 29-30 - Online Judging
Dec. 3 - Clinic & Concert @ Fort Hays State University - $10 participation fee per selected student

mp3 Auditions
We will use Festival Scores for online audition management. Directors need to activate the following Event Tag:

Festival Scores information video
Directors should watch this short video to become familiar with the Festival Scores audition system.
Audition Excerpts
  • Scales: d melodic minor for all instruments
  • District music excerpts: - taken from Youth Dance by Wang
    Tempo: quarter note is 144
    Violin: m. 30-37
    Viola: m. 108-113
    Cello: 1st cello part m. 108-113
    Bass: m. 114-117
  • All-State Excerpts:
    Violin - Brahms
    Viola - Shostakovich
    Cello - Rimsky-Korsakov
    Bass - Wagner

The Mikado - Sullivan/Conley
Youth Dance - Wang
Serenade For Strings - Leyden
Joan Crull
Hays HS
2300 E. 13th St
Hays, KS 67601
h: 785-365-6724
w: 785-623-2600
Important Dates - HS Orchestra
Oct. 26, 2023 - Thu
Audition Upload Deadline — NW/SW HS Orchestra
$15 audition fee per completed audition
Dec. 2, 2023 - Sat
NW/SW HS Orchestra Festival
Dodge City HS

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