Calendar

Events & Deadlines

The NCKMEA 5-year calendar is located at the bottom of this page.
KMEA Calendar KMEA Calendar
Jul. 2024
Jul. 26
Fri
KMEA
KMEA Board Meeting
Groover Labs, Wichita
Jul. 27
Sat
KMEA
KMEA Board Meeting
Groover Labs, Wichita
Aug. 2024
Aug. 28
Wed
NC
Downbeat Session
Manhattan HS
5:00 PM - Meal
5:30 PM - Meeting
Sep. 2024
Sep. 1
Sun
KMEA
2024-25 District-State HS Choir audition registration opens
Sep. 7
Sat
KMEA
Sep. 26
Thu
NC
Audition Upload Deadline — ML Band
Oct. 2024
Oct. 5
Sat
KMEA
via Zoom, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
TBA
 
NC
HS Band Audition Prep Day
Manhattan HS, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Oct. 6
Sun
NC
Audition Registration Deadline — HS Choir
$12 per audition
Oct. 8
Tue
NC
Audition Registration Deadline — HS Band, HS Orchestra
$12 per audition
Oct. 20
Sun
NC
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Choir
$35 per audition
Oct. 25
Fri
NC
Audition Fees Due — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Oct. 25
Fri
NC
Audition Late Entry Deadline — HS Band, HS Orchestra
$24 per audition
Oct. 25
Fri
NC
All Fees Due — ML Band, ML Choir
$6 per audition, $15 participation fee per selected student
TBA
 
NC
Alternate Auditions (for students with KSHSAA conflicts or National/State FFA Band only)
Location TBA
Nov. 2024
Nov. 1
Fri
NC
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 — HS Choir
$50 per audition
Nov. 2
Sat
NC
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 — HS Choir
$100 per audition
Nov. 2
Sat
NC
District HS Honor Group Auditions — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Junction City HS
Nov. 2
Sat
NC
Clinics & Concerts — ML Band, ML Choir
Junction City HS
Nov. 29
Fri
NC
Participation Fees Due — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
$15 participation fee per selected student
Dec. 2024
Dec. 1
Sun
NC
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Jazz Band
$12 per audition
Dec. 5
Thu
NC
Nomination Deadline — Elementary Choir
Dec. 7
Sat
NC
HS Mini-Convention — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Manhattan HS
Dec. 20
Fri
KMEA
Instrumental Live Auditions Registration & Fee Deadline
$10 per audition
Dec. 31
Tue
KMEA
Instrumental Live Auditions Registration & Fee Deadline
$30 per audition
Jan. 2025
Jan. 10
Fri
KMEA
Instrumental Live Auditions Registration & Fee Deadline
$50 per audition
Jan. 11
Sat
KMEA
All-State Instrumental Live Auditions
Salina-Central HS
On-Site Registration: ($100 per audition, paid at KMEA HQ)
Jan. 18
Sat
KMEA
All-State Instrumental Live Auditions
Salina-South HS
(contingency date)
Jan. 24
Fri
NC
Participation Fees Due — Elementary Choir
$12 participation fee per selected student
Jan. 24
Fri
NC
Feb. 2025
Feb. 1
Sat
NC
Clinic & Concert — Elementary Choir
Junction City MS
Feb. 26
Wed
KMEA
KMEA Board Meeting
Century II - 6:00 PM
Feb. 27
Thu
KMEA
2025 In-Service Workshop
Feb. 28
Fri
KMEA
2025 In-Service Workshop
Mar. 2025
Mar. 1
Sat
KMEA
2025 In-Service Workshop
Mar. 8
Sat
KMEA
via Zoom, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Future ISW Dates
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
ACTIVITYLOCATION2024-252025-262026-272027-282028-29
Downbeat SessionManhattan HS8/28/20248/27/20258/26/20268/25/20278/30/2028
HS Honor AuditionsJunction City HS11/2/202411/1/202511/7/202611/6/202711/4/2028
ML Clinic/ConcertJunction City HS11/2/202411/1/202511/7/202611/6/202711/4/2028
HS Jazz Clinic/ConcertJunction City HS11/2/202411/1/202511/7/202611/6/202711/4/2028
HS Mini-ConventionManhattan HS12/7/202412/6/202512/5/202612/4/202712/2/2028
EL Choir Clinic/ConcertJunction City HS2/1/20252/7/20262/6/20272/5/20282/3/2029
Summer Board MeetingManhattan, KS6/27/20256/26/20266/25/20276/23/20286/22/2029
**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.