Calendar

Events & Deadlines

The NCKMEA 5-year calendar is located at the bottom of this page.
KMEA Calendar KMEA Calendar
Sep. 2022
Sep. 1
Thu
NC
Nomination Deadline — Honor Administrators
Sep. 1
Thu
NC
Nomination Deadline — Outstanding Music Educators
Sep. 13
Tue
NC
Nomination Deadline — ML Choir
Sep. 29
Thu
NC
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Jazz Band
$15 per audition
Sep. 29
Thu
NC
Audition Upload Deadline — Middle Level Band
Oct. 2022
Oct. 8
Sat
NC
HS Band Audition Prep Day
Manhattan HS, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct. 9
Sun
NC
Audition Registration Deadline — HS Choir
$15 per audition
Oct. 10
Mon
NC
Audition Registration Deadline — HS Band, HS Orchestra
$15 per audition
Oct. 23
Sun
NC
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Choir
$35 per audition
Oct. 28
Fri
NC
Audition Fees Due — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Oct. 28
Fri
NC
Audition Late Entry Deadline — HS Band, HS Orchestra
$30 per audition
Oct. 28
Fri
NC
Participation Fees Due — HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir
$15 participation fee per selected student
Nov. 2022
Nov. 2
Wed
NC
Alternate Auditions (for students with KSHSAA conflicts or National/State FFA Band only)
Location TBA
Nov. 4
Fri
NC
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 — HS Choir
$50 per audition
Nov. 5
Sat
NC
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 — HS Choir
$100 per audition
Nov. 5
Sat
NC
District HS Honor Group Auditions — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Junction City HS
Nov. 5
Sat
NC
Clinics & Concerts — HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir
Junction City HS
Nov. 25
Fri
NC
Participation Fees Due — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
$15 participation fee per selected student
Nov. 25
Fri
NC
Dec. 2022
Dec. 3
Sat
NC
HS Mini-Convention — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Manhattan HS
Dec. 8
Thu
NC
Nomination Deadline — Elementary Choir
Dec. 16
Fri
KMEA
Dec. 31
Sat
KMEA
Jan. 2023
Jan. 6
Fri
KMEA
Jan. 7
Sat
KMEA
Salina-Lakewood Middle School
On-Site Registration: ($100 per audition, paid at KMEA HQ)
Jan. 14
Sat
KMEA
All-State Instrumental Live Auditions
(contingency date)
Jan. 27
Fri
NC
Participation Fees Due — Elementary Choir
$12 participation fee per selected student
Jan. 28
Sat
KMEA
via Zoom, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Feb. 2023
Feb. 4
Sat
NC
Clinic & Concert — Elementary Choir
Junction City HS
New location for 2022-23
Feb. 23
Thu
KMEA
KMEA Board Meeting
Hyatt Ballrooms (see ISW schedule)
Feb. 23
Thu
KMEA
Feb. 24
Fri
KMEA
Feb. 25
Sat
KMEA
Mar. 2023
Mar. 25
Sat
KMEA
via Zoom, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Future ISW Dates
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
ActivityLocation2021-222022-232023-242024-252025-26
Downbeat SessionManhattan HS8/25/20218/24/20228/30/20238/28/20248/27/2025
HS Band/Choir/Orch AuditionsJunction City HS11/6/202111/5/202211/4/202311/2/202411/1/2025
HS Jazz, ML Clinic/ConcertJunction City MS11/6/202111/5/202211/4/202311/2/202411/1/2025
HS Mini-ConventionManhattan HS12/4/202112/3/202212/2/202312/7/202412/6/2025
EL Choir Clinic/ConcertJunction City MS2/5/20222/4/20232/3/20242/1/20252/7/2026
Summer Board MeetingManhattan, KS6/24/20226/23/20236/28/20246/27/20256/26/2026
**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.