Membership Requirement
For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

Middle Level Band


Frank Perez, Baker University

Audition Requirements
For 2023-24, we'll be using Cycle 2.

Important Dates
Sep. 14 - Directors may start uploading recordings to Festival Scores.
Sep. 28 - Recorded auditions must be uploaded by 11:59:59 PM on this date. Late entries are not possible.
Oct. 11 - Roster posted no earlier than this date
Oct. 27 - Participation fees due with invoice, $15 per selected participant
Nov. 4 - Late Participation fees due (with invoice), $30 per selected participant
Nov. 4 - Clinic & Concert @ Junction City HS

Audition Event Tag
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 at any time. Directors will need to activate the following tag in their Festival Scores account:

Festival Scores information video
Directors should watch this short video to become familiar with the Festival Scores audition system.
Audition Excerpts
Winds & Mallets (record two mp3 files)
  • mp3 file 1 - #160
  • mp3 file 2 - Chromatic Scale: slurred up tongued down. Quarter note = 90 (Suggested Ranges)
Timpani (record one mp3 file)
  • mp3 file 1 - #123: Record tuning of three timpani then play exercise with no fermatas. Quarter note = 120
Snare (record two mp3 files)
  • mp3 file 1 - #160
  • mp3 file 2 - #132
Daniela Thrasher
Clay Center Community HS
1630 9th St
Clay Center, KS 67432
w: 785-632-2131
Important Dates - ML Band
Aug. 30, 2023 - Wed
Downbeat Session
Manhattan HS
5:00 PM - Meal
5:30 PM - Meeting
Sep. 28, 2023 - Thu
Audition Upload Deadline — Middle Level Band
Oct. 27, 2023 - Fri
Participation Fees Due — HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir
$15 participation fee per selected student
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — HS Jazz Band, ML Band, ML Choir
Junction City HS

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