Northwest Kansas Music Educators Association
Updates for 2017-18
Directors must be members of NAfME-KMEA in order to register students for NWKMEA District Honor Ensembles.
(NWKMEA policy adopted June 2017)
Greetings from Atwood, Kansas! My name is Kayla Tiemeyer and I teach
Elementary and High School Vocal Music at Rawlins County, in Atwood.
Most of us are busy winding down the school year and beginning to plan for
the summer and next school year.
Since taking over the position after the February convention, I have been
thinking about our District and how fortunate we are to have so many hard
working and dedicated teachers. Many of you, do it ALL! Many of you
have children of your own and balance your professional life with your home
life. Many THANKS to all of you, because to me you are all Master
Educators! Remember the rest of us are only a phone call or text away if
you need help. We are in tough times and sometimes just being able to
borrow props or music from someone helps a great deal. We must support
one another so we can continue to offer the fine Music Education that we
do in Northwest Kansas. If you know of new people who are moving into
our District, PLEASE let me know! Bill Schick is our Advocacy and
Mentoring Advisor and will be in touch with them if we know who they are!
Our Chairs have been working diligently to get the Clinicians selected for all
the Honor Groups this November and December. They will be listed soon.
Our Executive Director Connie Reishus goes above and beyond in her
duties! I appreciate her work and dedication to the Northwest District.
The important dates are as follows:
Nov. 4, 2017 - Mini-Convention 1 @ Hays High School
HS Jazz Band
HS Choir live auditions
Dec. 2, 2017 - Mini-Convention 2 @ Fort Hays State University
Please refer to our district website for deadlines.
Our district June Meeting is scheduled for June 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM at
Parkhill Restaurant, in Atwood. Chairs should be getting their assistants
With that, please find some time for Rest and Relaxation and enjoy your families!
NWKMEA District President