High School Orchestra


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.
Register your students online prior to midnight on October 16, 2020. Late audition registration (with fee increase) is due by November 6. New teachers—it is highly encouraged that you talk to your bookkeeper to make sure checks will be cut in time for this event (it has been an issue with some districts in the past). On-time registration fee is $10 per student; late entry fee is $20 per student; and on-site entry fee on the day of auditions is $50 per student. Audition registration is hosted in the KMEA Members site (link in the Registration tab).

Students in grades 9,10, 11, and 12 are eligible for this ensemble.

Auditions will be held Saturday, November 7 at Eudora Middle School, 2635 Church Street, Eudora, KS 66025, beginning with student registration at 7:30 AM. We ask all teachers to meet at 7:00 AM to go over the audition process. Follow signs in the school to location of the orchestra directors' room.

Teachers will be expected to be a part of the audition process and are encouraged to attend the NEKMEA Fall Meeting on Monday, September 14, at Lawrence Free State High School. Information for the meeting will be posted on the Home page of this site.
This meeting will be held via Zoom for 2020-21.

Students can wear casual clothes and are encouraged to bring a music stand for the warm up room on audition day. There will be snacks available for purchase in Eudora Middle School. If chosen for the District Orchestra, students are expected to wear their school's concert uniform (black dress or tux).

Literature will be chosen soon and practice copies will be sent to directors in November. The NEKMEA High School Orchestra rehearsal/performance will be held on Saturday, December 5, at Topeka-Washburn Rural High School 5900 SW 61st, Topeka, KS 66619.

Performance Literature

Russell Clark
Lawrence HS/Lawrence Free State HS
1901 Louisiana
Lawrence, KS 66046
c: 913-620-8950
w: 785-832-5050

Important Dates - HS Orchestra
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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