High School Band
Membership Requirement
For a student to participate in KMEA honor groups the sponsoring teacher must be an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association.

High School Band


Jay W. Gilbert

Important Dates
Oct. 30 - Final day to upload mp3 files - $15 per completed audition
Nov. 2 - Judging ends
Dec. 2 - Clinic & Concert @ Dodge City HS - $5 per selected student

Audition Deadline and Judging Information
The deadline for entries to be uploaded and complete is 11:59 PM on Monday, October 30. Judging will take place October 31 through November 2. On Saturday, November 4, the roster will be posted and folders will be available. All directors submitting auditions will be asked to judge.

Fee Invoices
All HS Band fee invoices will be located in each director's Festival Scores account.

2023-24 Audition Excerpts

Audition Management
We will be using a website called Festival Scores, which is an audition management system. Please find time to create a Director account and familiarize yourself with the system. Here are the basic steps to begin:
  1. Go to FestivalScores.com.
  2. Click on Login.
  3. Select Participating Director.
  4. Create an account.
  5. After logging in, add your School and Student profiles.
  6. Activate Audition Event using the tag shown below.
Audition Event Tag
Directors will need to activate the following tag in their Festival Scores account:
Event Tag TBA

Festival Scores information video
Directors should watch this short video to become familiar with the Festival Scores audition system.
Grant Mathews
Great Bend HS
2027 Morton St
Great Bend, KS 67530
w: 620-793-1521
Important Dates - HS Band
Sep. 17, 2023 - Sun
Mentoring Kick-Off Meeting
via Zoom, 2:00 PM
Oct. 30, 2023 - Mon
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Band
$15 per audition
Dec. 2, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Dodge City HS
$5 per selected student

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