High School Orchestra
Rachel Dirks, Kansas State University
Sep. 12 - Business Meeting @ Lawrence HS
Oct. 12 - Audition Registration deadline ($10 per audition)
Nov. 4 - Late Auditon Registration deadline ($20 per audition)
Nov. 5 - Final Audition Registration deadline ($50 per audition)
Nov. 5 - HS Auditions @ Eudora HS-MS
Dec. 3 - Mini-Conventions (Orchestra @ Topeka-Washburn Rural HS)
All auditions must be registered online in the KMEA Members
Students in grades 9,10, 11, and 12 are eligible for this ensemble.
Auditions will be held Saturday, November 5 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 12, at Lawrence High School.
Information for the meeting will be posted on the Home page of this site.
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 3, at
Topeka-Washburn Rural High School 5900 SW 61st, Topeka, KS 66619.
Sinfonia No. 7: Allegro by Felix Mendelssohn - Kalmus Edition (IMSLP)
Italian Symphony by Felix Mendelssohn, Mvmt I, arranged by R. England - Alfred
Snowberry by Yukiko Nishimura - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC
America from "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein arr. Stephen Bulla - Hal Leonard Corporation
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.
- Join NAfME. Indicate Kansas in your membership profile.
- Set up an account in the KMEA Members website.
This creates a connection between your NAfME profile and KMEA's registration systems.
- After creating an account in the KMEA Members site, select your district affiliation so you may participate in elections.
- When registering students for NE district or All-State ensembles, your NAfME ID will be part of the registration.
- Do not wait until the deadline day to start this process!