High School Orchestra
Register your students online prior to
midnight on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Late enrollment (with fee
increase) is due before Tuesday, October 31. New teachers—it is highly
encouraged that you talk to your bookkeeper to make sure checks will be cut
in time for this event (it has been an issue with some districts in the past).
On-time registration fee is $7 per student; October 31 late registration fee is
$14 per student; and on-site registration the day of auditions (November 4) is
$25 per student.
Auditions for the NEKMEA High School Orchestra will be held on Saturday,
November 4 at Olathe East High School (14545 127th Street, Olathe, KS
66062) beginning with student registration at 7:30 AM. We ask all teachers to
meet at 7:00 AM to go over the audition process. Follow signs in the school to
locate the Orchestra Audition Room.
Excerpts will be selected from the KMEA All-State Orchestra excerpts
Teachers will be expected to be a part of the audition process and are
encouraged to attend the NEKMEA Fall Meeting on Tuesday, September 5, at
Lawrence High School. Information for the meeting is on the Home page of this site.
PLEASE NOTE: Teachers MUST be a member of the
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in order for their students to
Students can wear casual clothes and are encouraged to bring a music stand
for the warm up room on audition day. There will be snacks available for
purchase in the Olathe East Commons area. If chosen for the District
Orchestra, students are expected to wear their school's concert uniform (black
dress or tux).
Literature will be chosen soon and practice copies will be sent to directors in
November. The NEKMEA High School Orchestra rehearsal/performance will
be held on Saturday, December 2, at Olathe South High School.
KMEA Membership Requirement
The NEKMEA board voted to require membership in NAfME-KMEA in order to register students for NEKMEA honor groups.
This is in line with the KMEA policy requiring membership in order to register students for KMEA All-State ensembles.
- Join NAfME. Indicate Kansas in your membership profile.
- Set up an account in the KMEA Members website.
This creates a connection between your NAfME profile and KMEA's registration systems.
- After creating an account in the KMEA Members site, select your district affiliation so you may participate in elections.
- When registering students for NE district or All-State ensembles, your NAfME ID will be part of the registration.
- Do not wait until the deadline day to start this process!