Middle Level Choir
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 Choir


Katie Pretz
Katie Pretz currently teaches K-12 Vocal Music at Bluestem Elementary and Bluestem Junior/Senior High School in Leon, KS. Katie has directed the music for both the McPherson Community Theater Summer Stage Camp and the McPherson Community Theater productions. As a performer Mrs. Pretz spent a season singing with the Wichita Grand Opera. She began her teaching career at Abilene Middle School working with choirs, piano and guitar classes, and has since maintained a private studio of voice, piano and guitar students. Katie holds bachelor and master degrees in Music Education.

Important Dates
Sep. 12 - Nomination Deadline
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

  • Entries are submitted in the KMEA Members site
  • Each teacher selects their own quartet selection from 7th and 8th grades.
  • Each school is allowed to register 1 Soprano, 1 Alto, 1 Tenor, and 1 Bass. Those 4 spots are guaranteed.
  • There will be alternates provided by schools to add numbers if we do not receive enough entries.
  • It is the expectation that the participating students will have the music learned before they arrive.


City Called Heaven, arr. by Josephine Poelinitz (SATB)
Banaha, Soldier Song, Folk Song from Katanga Province (round in 3 voices)
Praise His Holy Name, by Keith Hampton (SAB)
Aurora Borealis, by Amy F. Bernon (3-part mixed)
Danette Whiteley
Abilene HS
1300 N Cedar St
Abilene, KS 67410
w: 785-263-2630
Important Dates - ML Choir
Aug. 30, 2023 - Wed
Downbeat Session
Manhattan HS
5:00 PM - Meal
5:30 PM - Meeting
Sep. 12, 2023 - Tue
Nomination Deadline — ML Choir
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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