Middle Level 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.

Middle Level Choir

2022-23

Clinician
David Howard, Oklahoma University

Important Dates
Sep. 12 - Business Meeting @ Lawrence HS
Oct. 13 - Nomination Deadline - $10 participation fee per selected student
Dec. 3 - Clinic & Concert @ Topeka HS

Schedule
8:00 - Check-in
8:30 - Rehearsal begins
2:00 PM - Public Concert
Tickets are $5.00 at the door for adults. Students K-12 and younger are FREE.

Nominations
  • Nomination deadline is October 13, 2022.
  • Nominations are entered in the KMEA Members site. Students are nominated by their teacher, who must be a member of KMEA. There is no audition.
  • Each school will be represented in the honor choir with a total of 6 singers.
    Please nominate an SSAATB sextet.
  • 7th-9th grade students are eligible for this choir. NOTE: This does mean your school district can send a M.S. SSAATB sextet and a H.S. 9th grade SSAATB sextet.
  • Each school may also submit 2 alternates. These will only be used to balance the choir, if needed. We can often use extra tenors and basses, so here is where to submit them.
  • READ!! - 9TH GRADE STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE ML CHOIR OR HS CHOIR. THEY CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN BOTH.
Participation Fee
Participation fee is $10.00 per student and must be paid in full immediately after completing the entry. Checks and money orders are accepted, but NO PURCHASE ORDERS. Send payment, invoice, and a print-out of your nomination list to the chairperson.
Emily Pons, NEKMEA ML Honor Choir
Perry-LeCompton HS
PO Box 18
Perry, KS 66073

Make checks payable to: Northeast KMEA

Festival Day Attire
Students are to wear black on bottom and white, gray, or black on top. Dresses are fine for ladies, and suits/tuxes/vests are fine for the guys (ties are optional).

Performance Repertoire
Gloria in Excelsis
Haydn/Robinson
SAB
Alfred 00-SV9914

Dies Irae
David Smith
SAB
Carl Fischer #CF.CM9351

Keep Your Lamps
Andre Thomas
SATB
Hinshaw #HL.8765168

O Love
Elaine Hagenberg
SATB
Beckenhorst #BP2097

Tumekuja Kuimba
Lynn Zettlemoyer
SATB
Shawnee #HL.35030616
Music is available from your choice of music vendors.

NOTE: Rehearsal tracks will be available by late September or early October. Music should be memorized for the mini-convention.

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
Emily Pons
Perry-LeCompton HS
PO Box 18
Perry, KS 66073
w: 785-597-5124
Important Dates - ML Choir
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. 13, 2022 - Thu
Nomination Deadline — ML Choir, Elem. Choir
$10 participation fee per selected student
Dec. 3, 2022 - Sat
Mini-Conventions
Choir: Topeka HS
Orchestra: Topeka-Washburn Rural HS
Band: Topeka-Seaman HS

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