Calendar

Events & Deadlines

The NCKMEA 5-year calendar is located at the bottom of this page.
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Jan. 25, 2020
Sat
KOC
Topeka State Street Elem.
Feb. 1, 2020
Sat
KMEA
Feb. 1, 2020
Sat
KMEA
Feb. 1, 2020
Sat
KMEA
Feb. 1, 2020
Sat
KMEA
Feb. 1, 2020
Sat
KMEA
2020 ISW Program Advertising copy deadline
ISW Exhibitors only
Feb. 1, 2020
Sat
KMEA
2020 NAfME Collegiate Chapter of the Year application postmark deadline
Feb. 1, 2020
Sat
KMEA
2020 NAfME Collegiate State Officer candidate application postmark deadline
Feb. 27, 2020
Thu
KMEA
Feb. 28, 2020
Fri
KMEA
Feb. 29, 2020
Sat
KMEA
Century II (Concert Hall, Convention Hall, MJT Theater)
All-State HS Choirs will perform in Century II Convention Hall
Mar. 1, 2020
Sun
KMEA
Music In Our Schools Month
March 1-31
Mar. 7, 2020
Sat
KMEA
Mar. 15, 2020
Sun
KMEA
2021 Composition Competition Application to be posted
Apr. 1, 2020
Wed
KMEA
Apr. 1, 2020
Wed
KMEA
2021 ISW Performance Group Application to be posted
May 1, 2020
Fri
KMEA
2020-21 All-State instrumental audition excerpts to be posted
May 1, 2020
Fri
KMEA
2021 ISW Clinic Proposal Form to be opened
May 1, 2020
Fri
SC
Clinician contracts due to Executive Director
May 15, 2020
Fri
KMEA
2020-21 Composition Competition application postmark deadline
May 15, 2020
Fri
KMEA
Jun. 1, 2020
Mon
SC
Outstanding Educator and Administrator nominations due
Jun. 4, 2020
Thu
KMEA
KMEA Leadership Camp
Location TBA
Jun. 5, 2020
Fri
KMEA
KMEA Board Meeting
Location TBA
Jun. 6, 2020
Sat
KMEA
KMEA Board Meeting
Location TBA
Jun. 6, 2020
Sat
KMEA
2021 ISW Performance Group Auditions
Location TBA
Jun. 26, 2020
Fri
NC
Summer Board Meeting
Manhattan
Jul. 24, 2020
Fri
KMEA
KMEA Board Meeting
Location TBA
Jul. 25, 2020
Sat
KMEA
KMEA Board Meeting
Location TBA
Aug. 15, 2020
Sat
KMEA
2020 KCOMTEPS registration opens
Aug. 26, 2020
Wed
NC
Downbeat Session
Manhattan HS Cafeteria, 5:00 PM
Sep. 1, 2020
Tue
KMEA
2020-21 All-State Middle Level Choir audition uploads begin
Sep. 1, 2020
Tue
KMEA
2020-21 District-State HS Choir audition registration opens
Sep. 1, 2020
Tue
NC
Honor Administrator Nominations Due
Sep. 1, 2020
Tue
NC
Outstanding Music Educator Nominations Due
Sep. 8, 2020
Tue
EC
Annual Business Meeting
Gardner-Edgerton HS
Sep. 15, 2020
Tue
KMEA
2020 KCOMTEPS online registration & payment postmark deadline
Sep. 15, 2020
Tue
NC
Audition Upload Deadline - HS Jazz Band
Sep. 15, 2020
Tue
NC
Audition Upload Deadline - Middle Level Band
Sep. 27, 2020
Sun
KMEA
2020 KCOMTEPS
Senseney Music & Wichita State University
Sep. 27-28
Sep. 28, 2020
Mon
NW
JH Band Audition Upload Deadline
Oct. 1, 2020
Thu
KMEA
2020-21 All-State Elementary Choir audition uploads begin
Oct. 1, 2020
Thu
KMEA
Oct. 1, 2020
Thu
KMEA
Oct. 1, 2020
Thu
KMEA
2021 ISW Clinic Proposals due
Oct. 1, 2020
Thu
KMEA
2021 Outstanding Music Educator nominations due
Oct. 1, 2020
Thu
NW
HS Jazz Band Audition Upload Deadline
Oct. 8, 2020
Thu
NW
JH Choir Registration Deadline
Oct. 10, 2020
Sat
KMEA
2021 ISW Scheduling Meeting
Location TBA
Oct. 11, 2020
Sun
KMEA
2020-21 District-State HS Choir audition registration - regular deadline
Deadline fees are set by each KMEA district
Oct. 11, 2020
Sun
EC
Audition Registration deadline — HS Choir
Oct. 11, 2020
Sun
NC
Audition Registration deadline — HS Choir
Oct. 11, 2020
Sun
NE
Audition Registration deadline — HS Choir
$10 per audition
Oct. 11, 2020
Sun
NW
Audition Registration deadline — HS Choir
Oct. 11, 2020
Sun
SC
Audition Registration deadline — HS Choir
Oct. 11, 2020
Sun
SE
Audition Registration deadline — HS Choir
$4 per audition
Oct. 11, 2020
Sun
SW
Audition Registration deadline — HS Choir
Oct. 22, 2020
Thu
NW
Elementary Choir Registration Deadline
Oct. 25, 2020
Sun
KMEA
2020-21 District-State HS Choir audition registration - Late deadline #1
Deadline fees are set by each KMEA district
Oct. 25, 2020
Sun
SC
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Oct. 25, 2020
Sun
EC
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Choir
Oct. 25, 2020
Sun
NE
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Choir
$20 per audition
Oct. 25, 2020
Sun
NW
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Choir
Oct. 25, 2020
Sun
SW
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Choir
Oct. 25, 2020
Sun
SE
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$25 per audition
Oct. 25, 2020
Sun
NC
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Choir
Oct. 28, 2020
Wed
NW
HS Band Audition Upload Deadline
Oct. 29, 2020
Thu
SW
NW/SW HS Orchestra Audition Upload Deadline
Oct. 30, 2020
Fri
NC
Audition Fees Due — HS Band, HS Orchestra
Oct. 30, 2020
Fri
NC
Audition Late Entry Deadline — HS Band, HS Orchestra
Double fees
Oct. 30, 2020
Fri
NC
Middle Level Fees Due
Nov. 1, 2020
Sun
KMEA
2021 ISW Early Registration begins
Nov. 6, 2020
Fri
KMEA
2020-21 District-State HS Choir audition registration - late deadline #2
Deadline fees are set by each KMEA district
Nov. 6, 2020
Fri
EC
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — All HS Ensembles
Nov. 6, 2020
Fri
SC
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 6, 2020
Fri
NW
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — HS Choir
Nov. 6, 2020
Fri
SW
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — HS Choir
Nov. 6, 2020
Fri
NE
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — HS Choir
$35 per audition
Nov. 6, 2020
Fri
SE
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$50 per audition
Nov. 6, 2020
Fri
NE
LATE Audition registration deadline — HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$20 per audition
Nov. 6, 2020
Fri
NC
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — HS Choir
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
SW
Audition registration - Late deadline #3 — HS Choir
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
SE
Audition registration - Late deadline #3 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$100 per audition
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
SW
HS Choir Live Auditions
Dodge City MS
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
SW
MS Band, MS Orchestra, HS Jazz Festival
Dodge City MS
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
KMEA
2020-21 District-State HS Choir Auditions - late deadline #3
Deadline fees are set by each KMEA district
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
EC
Audition registration - Late deadline #3 — All HS Ensembles
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
SC
Audition registration - Late deadline #3 — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
NW
Audition registration - Late deadline #3 — HS Choir
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
NC
Audition registration - Late deadline #3 — HS Choir
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
NE
FINAL Audition registration deadline— HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$50 per audition
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
SC
HS Band, Choir, and Orchestra Honor Group Auditions
Location TBA
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
SE
HS Honor Group Auditions
Location TBA
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
NC
Middle Level Band & Choir Clinic/Concert
Junction City MS
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
NW
Mini convention I
JH Choir, JH Band, HS Jazz Band
Hays HS
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
NE
NEKMEA HS Honor Group Auditions
Eudora HS & Eudora MS
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
EC
ECKMEA HS Honor Group Live Auditions
Gardner-Edgerton HS
Nov. 7, 2020
Sat
NC
District HS Honor Group Auditions — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Junction City HS
Nov. 16, 2020
Mon
KMEA
2020-21 Instrumental Live Auditions registration opens
Nov. 27, 2020
Fri
NC
HS Participation Fees Due
Dec. 5, 2020
Sat
EC
ECKMEA Mini-Conventions
Choir: Shawnee Mission NWHS
Orchestra: Olathe West HS
Band: Blue Valley HS
Dec. 5, 2020
Sat
NC
HS Mini-Convention
Manhattan HS
Dec. 5, 2020
Sat
NE
NEKMEA Mini-Conventions
Locations TBA
Dec. 12, 2020
Sat
NW
Mini convention II
HS Band, HS Choir, Elem. Choir
Fort Hays State University
Dec. 15, 2020
Tue
KMEA
2021 ISW Performance Groups Equipment Report deadline
Dec. 18, 2020
Fri
KMEA
Instrumental Live Audition registration & fee deadline
($10 per audition)
Dec. 31, 2020
Thu
KMEA
Instrumental Live Audition registration & fee deadline
($30 per audition)
Jan. 8, 2021
Fri
KMEA
Instrumental Live Audition registration & fee deadline
($50 per audition)
Jan. 9, 2021
Sat
KMEA
Instrumental Live Auditions
Salina-Lakewood Middle School or Salina-Central HS (final location not yet determined)
On-Site Registration: ($100 per audition, paid at KMEA HQ)
Jan. 13, 2021
Wed
KMEA
Instrumental Live Auditions results posted
if auditions take place on Jan. 9
Jan. 16, 2021
Sat
KMEA
Instrumental Live Auditions
(contingency date)
Jan. 20, 2021
Wed
KMEA
Instrumental Live Auditions results posted
if auditions take place on Jan. 16
Jan. 29, 2021
Fri
NC
Elementary Honor Choir Fees Due
Feb. 6, 2021
Sat
NC
Elementary Honor Choir Clinic/Concert
Junction City MS
Feb. 15, 2021
Mon
KMEA
2021 ISW Performance Repertoire Report to be finalized by directors
Feb. 25, 2021
Thu
KMEA
2021 In-Service Workshop
Century II, Wichita
Feb. 26, 2021
Fri
KMEA
2021 In-Service Workshop
Century II, Wichita
Feb. 27, 2021
Sat
KMEA
2021 In-Service Workshop
Century II, Wichita
Mar. 1, 2021
Mon
SW
Fee Deadline without penalty
Unpaid fees beyond this date will incur a $50 fine.
Mar. 5, 2021
Fri
KMEA
2021 ISW Performance Repertoire Report deadline for corrections

Future ISW Dates
Feb. 25-27, 2021
Feb. 24-26, 2022
Feb. 23-25, 2023
Feb. 22-24, 2024
Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2025
Feb. 26-28, 2026
Feb. 25-27, 2027
Feb. 24-26, 2028
Feb. 22-24, 2029
Feb. 21-23, 2030
Feb. 20-22, 2031
Feb. 26-28, 2032
Feb. 24-26, 2033
Feb. 23-25, 2034
Feb. 22-24, 2035
5-Year Calendar
ActivityLocation2018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
Downbeat SessionManhattan HS8/29/20188/28/20198/26/20208/25/20218/24/2022
HS Honor AuditionsJunction City HS11/3/201811/2/201911/7/202011/6/202111/5/2022
ML Clinic/ConcertJunction City MS1/12/20191/18/202011/7/202011/6/202111/5/2022
HS Mini-ConventionManhattan HS12/1/201812/7/201912/5/202012/4/202112/3/2022
EL Choir Clinic/ConcertJunction City MS2/2/20192/1/20202/6/20212/5/20222/4/2023
Summer Board MeetingManhattan, KS6/28/20196/26/20206/25/20216/24/20226/23/2023
**Double fees will be assessed if the Executive Director does not have payment, or proof of a purchase order by the set deadlines. Schools failing to pay fees by the end of the academic school year will not be allowed to participate in the event carrying the outstanding balance the following year. Appeals may be made to the KMEA NC Board.