Junior High 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.

Junior High Choir


Shana Lander, Manhattan-Anthony Middle School

Deadline for Entries
  • Nominations must be entered online by Oct. 6, 2022.
  • No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
  • Students nominated for JH Choir may also audition for JH Band.
    • If a student is accepted into the JH Band you may send an alternate.
    • Please send me the entry information for the alternate ASAP.
Entry Information
  • Only 7th and 8th grade students are eligible. JH Choir participants are selected by teacher recommendation.
  • Nominations consist of balanced (equal number of sopranos, altos, and T/B; mark voicing as S, A, T, or B) 15% of your choir members who are deserving of this honor. (It is impossible to have a balanced choir if we do not all abide by the guidelines.)
  • Fill out the nomination form in the KMEA Members site when it is available.
  • Please rank your students and include their year in school.
  • Fill out all necessary information (Please note that we are asking for student height in inches. This will be used for assigned seating and riser order.)
  • Nomination deadline is midnight Oct. 6, 2022 (Central Time). No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
Participation Fee
  • $10 per student.
  • Due at the Nov. 5, 2022 mini-convention.
  • Purchase Orders will not be accepted.
  • Make checks to: NWKMEA
  • Fee doubles if not paid by Nov. 5, 2022.
NWKMEA Mini-Convention I
  • Nov. 5, 2022 @ Hays High School
  • Rehearsals begin at 8:30 AM
  • Concert is at 3:30 PM in Gym A
  • $5.00 admission
Rehearsal/Concert Attire
  • Rehearsal dress is casual/school clothes.
  • Concert dress - we want the students to look nice for this special event. No jeans, t-shirts, or flip-flops. Students are to dress-up for the concert.

Performance Repertoire

All of the following selections are 3-part mixed arrangements

Laudate Dominum, by Cristi Cari Miller
Throw Open Your Shutters, by Amy Bernon
Riversong, by Andy Beck
How Can I Keep From Singing, by Greg Gilpin
  • Repertoire available from Senseney Music in Wichita.
  • Each student must have their own music. NO PHOTOCOPIES.
  • Teachers please help your students come well prepared so they can benefit most from the clinician.
  • Please have the notes, music and rhythm learned when they arrive
  • Please try to have as much music memorized as you can so that students will not need to use music in the performance.
Annie Adams
Kensington-Thunder Ridge
PO Box 188
Kensington, KS 66951
w: 785-476-2217
Important Dates - JH Choir
Oct. 5, 2023 - Thu
Nomination Deadline — JH Choir
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
Mini Convention I
JH Choir, JH Band, HS Jazz Band
Hays HS
$10 participation fee per selected student

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