KMEA All-State Info
KMEA All-State Instrumental Live Auditions for All-State Bands, All-State Jazz Band, All-State Orchestra will be held Jan. 9, 2016, at Salina-Central High School.
The weather contingency date will be one week later on Jan. 16.
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
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: kmr.ksmea.org
KMEA website: ksmea.org
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.