Middle Level Band

Middle Level Band


NCKMEA In-Person mini-convention scheduled for Nov. 7, 2020 has been cancelled. Rosters will be published.
The NCKMEA ML Band will be using the Festival Scores audition management system. Teachers may create their Director accounts and put in their student profiles now.

Sep. 6Directors may start uploading recordings to the Festival Scores website.
Oct. 2Recorded auditions must be uploaded by 11:59:59 PM on this date. Late entries are not possible.
Oct. 3Judging begins
Oct. 9Judging must be completed by this date
Oct. 10Roster will be posted onto the NC website no earlier than this date
Oct. 30Participation fees due ($5 per student to help cover cost of auditions)
Nov. 7ML Band performance at Junction City High School
Festival Scores information video
Directors should watch this short video to become familiar with the Festival Scores audition system.
Audition Excerpts

Winds & Mallets
  • mp3 file 1 - Essential Elements Book 3 - #159 Reading Builder No. 2. Quarter Note 88-90.
  • mp3 file 2 - Chromatic Scale: slurred up tongued down quarter note = 90
  • mp3 file 1 - Essential Elements Book 3 - #159 Reading Builder No. 2. Quarter Note 88-90.
  • mp3 file 2 - Essential Elements Book 3 - #132: Quarter Note = 120
  • mp3 file 1 - Essential Elements Book 3 - #123: Record Tuning of three timpani then play exercise with no fermatas. Quarter Note = 120

Festival Scores - Audition Event Tags

Directors, you will need to activate the following Event Tags in your Festival Scores Director account in order to upload audition entries.

Audition EventEvent Tag
2020-21 Winds and Mallets4H2SR3G
2020-21 SnareLMM2F24
2020-21 TimpaniMFD5T97

KMEA Membership Requirement

The NCKMEA board voted to require membership in NAfME-KMEA in order to register students for NCKMEA honor groups. This is in line with the KMEA policy requiring membership in order to register students for KMEA All-State ensembles.

  1. Join NAfME. Indicate Kansas in your membership profile.
  2. Set up an account in the KMEA Members website. This creates a connection between your NAfME profile and KMEA's registration systems.
  3. After creating an account in the KMEA Members site, select your district affiliation so you may participate in elections.
  4. When registering students for NC district or All-State ensembles, your NAfME ID will be part of the registration.
  5. Do not wait until the deadline day to start this process!
Katie Sperry
Eskridge-Mission Valley HS
12685 Mission Valley Rd
Eskridge, KS 66423
w: 785-449-2297

Important Dates - ML Band
Aug. 26, 2020 - Wed
Downbeat Session
via Zoom
5:30 PM - Social Time
5:45 PM - Business Meeting
Oct. 2, 2020 - Fri
Audition Upload Deadline - Middle Level Band
Oct. 30, 2020 - Fri
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
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir Clinic/Concert
Junction City HS
In-person festivals are cancelled for 2020-21

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