KMEA All-State Info
2016-17 KMEA All-State
Audition Excerpts


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Northwest Kansas
Music Educators Association

Admission to NWKMEA concerts is $5.00 per adult (students are free). Thank you for your continued support of music education in the schools of northwest Kansas.


Important dates for 2015-2016:
Nov. 7 - Mini-Convention I, Hays High School (JH Choir/Band, HS Jazz)
Dec. 5 - Mini-Convention II, Fort Hays State University (HS Band/Choir)

New in 2015-2016 - HS Band auditions must be registered by the posted deadline.

Check the calendar page for the complete 2015-16 NWKMEA calendar.

Hello Northwest Kansas,

Yes, it is time to begin the school year once again. I hope you had a restful and relaxing summer. Soon the percussion will be sounding from the field while the solfege flows from our choir rooms. As we begin selecting repertoire for our classes, I encourage you to continue to visit our website. The deadlines are posted under the calendar tab.

Something new and fun is in the works! KMEA is embarking on a new state level choir for elementary. I would encourage you to go to the state website www.ksmea.org for the details. It is going to be a great opportunity for our student to have a top notch musical experience with an exceptional clinician.

If you are new to our district, I would like to extend you a welcome. This district has numerous occasions to become involved with our organization. We have a variety of honor groups for your students. I encourage you to participate as it is way to meet others in the profession with similar duties and experiences. Our district also has a mentoring program. I hope you consider participation. Just click on the mentoring tab for more information.

We are in the process of drawing up bylaws for the district. They are going to be posted under the tab labelled "About" upon their completion. It is our intention to vote these in at our district December business meeting. Please consider attending the 1:00 meeting in Palmer Hall at Fort Hays State University. We would like to see a large showing as to allow for all to express their views.

Finally, please don't hesitate to contact the chair people or myself if you have any questions. We are here to serve our students and our teachers.

Sincerely,

Stacey Williams, District President
Change to NWKMEA Bylaws

These are all under Duties of Officers and Policies:
  1. Page 10-Under duties of President-delete #11 (this duty is now the responsibility of the Past President)
  2. Page 11-Under Immediate Past President-#4 add October 1st after posted deadline.
  3. Page 17-under Julie Groom Memorial Scholarship add after Application forms are on the District Website. (Upon receipt of applications the Executive Committee will determine recipients.)
  4. Page 18-under school responsibilities #3 add at the end - The Honor Orchestra is shared with the Southwest District. On the years that the Northwest District hosts the Honor Orchestra students will only be allowed to audition for one honor group.)(This is High School only.)
  5. Page 18-Under Act of God add a complete section titled:
    Exception: Any absence due to an emergency conflict for Live Choral Auditions must be approved by the Northwest Executive Committee plus the Choral Chair.
  6. Page 19-This a continuance from Student Responsibilities from page 18. Number 4 and 5 are combined into: TO BE ELIGIBLE TO AUDITION FOR DISTRICT ENSEMBLES, VOCALISTS AND INSTRUMENTALISTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN A CHORAL OR INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE CLASS AT A SCHOOL IN THE KMEA NORTHWEST DISTRICT AT THE TIME OF AUDITIONS AND AT THE TIME OF THE PERFORMANCES OF THE DISTRICT ENSEMBLES. STUDENTS MUST ALSO BE ELIGIBLE ACCORDING TO KSHSAA RULES.
2015-16 NWKMEA Honor Group Rosters

HS Choir - - NW/SW HS Orchestra - - HS Jazz Band - - HS Band
JH Band - - JH Choir - - Elem. Choir

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New Teachers! (also not-so new!)
Be sure to check out the New teacher's Handbook on the KMEA website (http://ksmea.org/newteachers/). This exciting new area is full of great suggestions, help contacts, and helpful reminders. It will be a valuable tool for ALL of us! Be sure to check this out! While you're at the KMEA website, you can find more about our mentoring program, plus lots of information about our state organization.