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


James McAllister, Kansas Wesleyan University

Important Dates
Oct. 22 - Audition Event open to receive mp3 files
Nov. 4 - Final day to upload mp3 files - $15 fee per completed audition
Nov. 5 - Judging ends
Dec. 3 - Clinic & Concert @ Dodge City HS

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:

Audition Entries
All audition information will be in Festival Scores. Please update your student list in advance. You can enter students before you have the recordings completed. I recommend creating your entries a week or two in advance so we can see what audition numbers to expect. Then you can go back in and upload your recordings anytime prior to the deadline.

Judging Information
The deadline for entries to be uploaded and complete is 11:59 PM on Friday, November 4. On Saturday, November 5, judging will be open. If you are at the district event in Dodge City, you may bring your laptop/device to judge, and rooms will be available. If you are not attending the November event, you may judge remotely. We would like to have judging completed by 1:00 PM on that day so that folders can be distributed. All directors submitting auditions will be asked to judge.

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. 18, 2022 - Sun
Mentoring Kick-Off Meeting
via Zoom, 2:00 PM
Nov. 3, 2023 - Fri
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Band
$15 per audition
Dec. 2, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra
Dodge City HS

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