North Central Kansas Music Educators Association

NCKMEA Officer Candidates

Congratulations to the following NCKMEA members who will serve the district in the following offices:
  • President-Elect Nancy Monical
  • HS Band Chair-Elect Samantha Boxberger
  • HS Jazz Chair-Elect Bob Haselhuhn
  • HS Choir Chair-Elect Michael Brown
  • ML Band Chair-Elect Mary Wagoner
  • Elementary Choir Chair-Elect Katherine Vaughan
The following NCKMEA positions are to be voted on by the North Central District membership. Voting will take place in the KMEA Members site beginning at 3:00 PM on December 6 and going until 3:00 PM on December 11.

High School Orchestra

Riley Day
Riley Day has been the orchestra/strings teacher at Emporia High School and Middle School since August of 2016. He holds a BME from Emporia State and a master's in double bass performance from Wichita State University. Along with teaching, he is also the principal bassist of the Emporia Symphony Orchestra, frequent performer for operas, musicals, and chamber groups, and is also the bandleader/composer for the 11-piece jazz fusion outfit, Daydream.

Middle Level Choir

Ronald Atkinson
Ronald Atkinson is a spring 2017 graduate of Kansas State University graduating with a degree in Music Education. He is currently the music teacher at Morris Hill Elementary on Fort Riley in which he covers general music and vocal techniques, and also oversees the Morris Hill Honor Choir. He serves his community by being active in the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee in which he serves as the chairman, and also a board member for the Junction City Community Band in which he co-directs each summer. He is an active member in Junction City Little Theatre, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, inc. and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Prior to teaching, he studied 14 years of piano under Leonetta Bibby and three years of organ under David Pickering. Alongside his studies, he was also a member of the Kansas State University Tuba-Euphonium Studio under the direction of Steven Maxwell, K-State Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, Wind Symphony, and Concert Band.

KMEA North Central District
NCKMEA Honor Group Rosters
Attention New Teachers!
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