Calendar

Events & Deadlines

The NCKMEA 5-year calendar is located at the bottom of this page.
KMEA Calendar KMEA Calendar
Sep. 2020
Sep. 1
Tue
NC
Honor Administrator Nominations Due
Sep. 1
Tue
NC
Outstanding Music Educator Nominations Due
Sep. 15
Tue
NC
Middle Level Choir Entries Due
Sep. 22
Tue
NC
Audition Upload Deadline - HS Jazz Band
Oct. 2020
Oct. 2
Fri
NC
Audition Upload Deadline - Middle Level Band
Oct. 11
Sun
NC
Audition Registration deadline — HS Choir
Oct. 12
Mon
NC
Audition Entries Due — HS Band, HS Orchestra
Oct. 25
Sun
NC
Audition registration - Late deadline #1 — HS Choir
Oct. 30
Fri
NC
Audition Fees Due — HS Band, HS Orchestra
Oct. 30
Fri
NC
Audition Late Entry Deadline — HS Band, HS Orchestra
Double fees
Oct. 30
Fri
NC
Participation Fees Due — HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir
2020-21 only: $5 per student (ML Band & HS Jazz) to cover cost of auditions
Oct. 31
Sat
NC
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Band
Nov. 2020
Nov. 4
Wed
NC
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Orchestra
Nov. 6
Fri
NC
Audition registration - Late deadline #2 — HS Choir
Nov. 6
Fri
NC
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Choir
Nov. 7
Sat
NC
Audition registration - Late deadline #3 — HS Choir
Nov. 7
Sat
NC
HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir Clinic/Concert
Cancelled
Junction City HS
In-person festivals are cancelled for 2020-21
Nov. 27
Fri
NC
Participation Fees Due — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Nov. 27
Fri
NC
NCKMEA Scholarship Application Deadline
Dec. 2020
Dec. 5
Sat
NC
HS Mini-Convention — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra Clinic/Concert
Cancelled
Manhattan HS
In-person festivals are cancelled for 2020-21
Dec. 10
Thu
NC
Elementary Honor Choir Entries (with names) Due
Dec. 18
Fri
KMEA
($10 per audition)
Official registration is located in KMEA Members site
Festival Scores will be used for audition uploads and scoring
Audition entries MUST be registered in KMEA Members site according to posted deadlines to qualify for each audition fee amount. Failure to register an audition in KMEA Members will result in a $50 (Jan. 8) audition fee per audition.
Dec. 28
Mon
KMEA
All-State Instrumental Auditions - Begin uploading audio files
Audition Events will open in Festival Scores
Audition entries MUST be registered in KMEA Members site according to posted deadlines to qualify for each audition fee amount. Failure to register an audition in KMEA Members will result in a $50 (Jan. 8) audition fee per audition.
Dec. 31
Thu
KMEA
($30 per audition)
Official registration is located in KMEA Members site
Festival Scores will be used for audition uploads and scoring
Audition entries MUST be registered in KMEA Members site according to posted deadlines to qualify for each audition fee amount. Failure to register an audition in KMEA Members will result in a $50 (Jan. 8) audition fee per audition.
Jan. 2021
Jan. 8
Fri
KMEA
($50 per audition)
Official registration is located in KMEA Members site
Festival Scores will be used for audition uploads and scoring
Jan. 8
Fri
KMEA
Instrumental Live Audition audio file upload deadline
No uploads will be accepted after this date
Audition entries MUST be registered in KMEA Members site according to posted deadlines to qualify for each audition fee amount. Failure to register an audition in KMEA Members will result in a $50 (Jan. 8) audition fee per audition.
Jan. 29
Fri
NC
Elementary Honor Choir Fees Due
Feb. 2021
Feb. 6
Sat
NC
Elementary Honor Choir Clinic/Concert
Cancelled
Junction City MS
In-person festivals are cancelled for 2020-21
Feb. 25
Thu
KMEA
2021 Virtual In-Service Workshop
via GoToWebinar
Feb. 26
Fri
KMEA
2021 Virtual In-Service Workshop
via GoToWebinar
Feb. 27
Sat
KMEA
2021 Virtual In-Service Workshop
via GoToWebinar

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
ActivityLocation2020-212021-222022-232023-242024-25
Downbeat SessionManhattan HS8/26/20208/25/20218/24/20228/30/20238/28/2024
HS Band/Choir/Orch AuditionsJunction City HS11/7/202011/6/202111/5/202211/4/202311/2/2024
HS Jazz, ML Clinic/ConcertJunction City MS11/7/202011/6/202111/5/202211/4/202311/2/2024
HS Mini-ConventionManhattan HS12/5/202012/4/202112/3/202212/2/202312/7/2024
EL Choir Clinic/ConcertJunction City MS2/6/20212/5/20222/4/20232/3/20242/1/2025
Summer Board MeetingManhattan, KS6/25/20216/24/20226/23/20236/28/20246/27/2025
**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.