Middle Level Band
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 Clinician


Frank Perez
Baker University
Frank Perez serves as the Director of Bands and Associate Professor Music at Baker University in Baldwin City, KS. He conducts the Symphonic Winds, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band, and teaches applied low brass lessons.

Dr. Perez maintains an active national and international guest-conducting schedule which includes guest conducting conference honor bands in Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. Dr. Perez is active trombonist and has performed with the La Jolla Symphony, L.A. Guild Opera, Des Moines Big Band, De Soto Brass Band, and KC Bone Connection. He is also the co-founder/director for Trombone Christmas, Kansas City!

Dr. Perez is the Past President of the Kansas Bandmasters Association, Kansas representative for the Society for Music Education (SMTE) chair for Kansas, and Artistic and Educational Advisor for Impulso Marching Latinoamérica.
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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