High School Band


NEKMEA In-Person mini-conventions are cancelled for 2020-21. Auditions for high school honor groups will be held online. Rosters will be published.
2020-21 NEKMEA High School Honor Groups to use Recorded Auditions
NEKMEA will use online recorded auditions for all high school honor groups for the 2020-21 school year. Additional information, including audition materials for each ensemble, will be further specified as chairs complete their plans.
October 16
Please familiarize yourself with the audition requirements, they are available on the High School Band section of the NEKMEA website and at ksmea.org/hsband/excerpts/. We use the same requirements as the KMEA All-State Auditions. All directors registering students for district auditions are required to have a current NAfME membership.

Oct. 17 thru Nov. 6
HS Band and Jazz Band Auditions - $20 Late Registration Deadline
Any registrations received during this time-frame will be $20 per audition.

Nov. 7 - On-Site Registration
On-site registration on the day of auditions will be $50 per audition. Please make ALL EFFORTS to register by the initial deadline. Every late registration creates more work for our volunteers.

NEKMEA District Band Auditions
Saturday, November 7
Eudora High School, 2203 Church Street, Eudora, KS 66025

December 5 - NEKMEA "Mini Convention"
Bands Site: Seaman High School, 4850 NW Rochester Rd, Topeka, KS 66617
  • Registration begins at 7 AM
  • Rehearsals begin promptly at 8 AM
  • We begin calling alternates at 8 AM
KMEA All-State
Instrumental Live Auditions for KMEA All-State Bands, Jazz Band, and Orchestra
State Instrumental auditions will be held online
  • Any student who named to District Honor Bands and meets the state criteria for participation is eligible to audition
  • Please refer to the KMEA website for more information. ksmea.org/liveauditions

KMEA Membership Requirement

The NEKMEA board voted to require membership in NAfME-KMEA in order to register students for NEKMEA honor groups. This is in line with the KMEA policy requiring membership in order to register students for KMEA All-State ensembles.

  1. Join NAfME. Indicate Kansas in your membership profile.
  2. Set up an account in the KMEA Members website. This creates a connection between your NAfME profile and KMEA's registration systems.
  3. After creating an account in the KMEA Members site, select your district affiliation so you may participate in elections.
  4. When registering students for NE district or All-State ensembles, your NAfME ID will be part of the registration.
  5. Do not wait until the deadline day to start this process!
1234A Band
Jayme Malsom
Holton HS
901 New York Ave
Holton, KS 66436
w: 785-364-2181

56A Band
Aaron Edwards
Lansing HS
1412 147th Street
Lansing, KS 66043
w: 913-727-3357

Important Dates - HS Band
Sep. 13, 2021 - Mon
Business Meeting
Lawrence Free State HS
6-9 PM
FIRST and SECOND year music teachers are our guests and get a free meal! Come get involved in your professional organization!!
Nov. 5, 2021 - Fri
LATE Audition Registration Deadline — HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$20 per audition
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
FINAL Audition Registration Deadline — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$50 per audition
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
District HS Honor Group Auditions
Eudora HS & Eudora MS
Dec. 4, 2021 - Sat
Choir: Topeka HS
Orchestra: Topeka-Washburn Rural HS
Band: Topeka-Seaman HS

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