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South Central Kansas
Music Educators Association

Welcome to the SC Kansas Music Educators Association. Please take advantage of the opportunities that are offered through the South Central District. Check the website often, as it is the official means of communication within our district. All information concerning district events will be posted here.

From the President:

Greetings, SCKMEA music educators and students!

By now we are all well on the way to the close of the fall semester and creating the amazing music that occurs during this season. Try to see past the logistics and busyness and appreciate the great work you are doing - you truly are changing lives on a daily basis with experiences that they will remember and savor for a lifetime.

Thank you for the great performances by the SCKMEA Elementary Honor Choir on October 17, SCKMEA Middle School Honor Band and Choir and High School Jazz Bands on November 7. The level of excellence in the performances was stunning, as was the preparation by chairpersons, educators and clinicians in providing a terrific experience for these students. Our sincere thanks to Andover Central High School and Joe Emery, Kevin Brightup, Adam McCann and Julia Miller for their generous hospitality in hosting these events.

December 5 brings our Mini-Convention to Wichita East High School. We are grateful for the use of this super location and for the staff and faculty support—thanks to Eric Crawford, Jennifer Potochnik and Maranda Wilson. High school directors, please make sure you peruse the logistics information to help clarify entrance challenges in the morning and for your families as they join us for the Honor Group concerts in the afternoon.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email the chair of the honor group or SCKMEA board members. Watch for bright neon shirts—these are WSU and Friends collegiate NAfME students who can help with site directions.

SCKMEA member directors, please join us for lunch in the 2nd floor library at 11:30 - cost is only $5.00 and the short business meeting will follow at 12:00. Take this opportunity to gather with other educators and the clinicians who are sharing their talent with our students.

See you on Saturday, December 5! Best wishes in all of your seasonal performing.

Amy Brown
President, South Central Kansas Music Educators Association

Resources for teachers:

KMEA on Twitter: @ksmea
SCKMEA on Twitter: @sckmea
Kansas Music Review - nationally recognized online magazine, complete with a digital source for topics:
KMEA website:

New Teachers! (also not-so new!)
Be sure to check out the New teacher's Handbook on the KMEA website ( 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.