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

2022-23

Clinician
Rachel Dirks, Kansas State University

Important Dates
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)

Auditions
All auditions must be registered online in the KMEA Members site.
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.

Performance Literature

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.

  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!
 
Chairperson
Mariah Barnett
Lawrence HS
1901 Louisiana St
Lawrence, KS 66046
w: 785-832-5050
Important Dates - HS Orchestra
Sep. 12, 2022 - Mon
Business Dinner & Meeting
Lawrence High School
5:30 PM - New Teachers
6:00 PM - Dinner
6:45 PM - Business Meeting
7:00 PM - Break Out Meetings
Oct. 12, 2022 - Wed
Audition Registration Deadline — HS Orchestra
$10 per audition
Nov. 4, 2022 - Fri
LATE Audition Registration Deadline — HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$20 per audition
Nov. 5, 2022 - Sat
FINAL Audition Registration Deadline — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$50 per audition
Nov. 5, 2022 - Sat
District HS Honor Group Auditions
Eudora HS & Eudora MS
Dec. 3, 2022 - Sat
Mini-Conventions
Choir: Topeka HS
Orchestra: Topeka-Washburn Rural HS
Band: Topeka-Seaman HS

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