High School Jazz 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.

HS Jazz Band


Brad Dawson

Important Dates
Sep. 12 - Audition Uploads begin
Oct. 8 - Audition Upload Deadline - $15 per completed audition
Oct. 11 - Judging ends
Nov. 4 - Clinic & Concert @ Dodge City MS- $5 per selected student

HS Jazz Band invoices are provided in each director's Festival Scores account.

Audition Recordings
Auditions will be submitted online using Festival Scores. Teachers may create their Director account and update their Director and Student profiles at any time. Directors will need to activate the following tag in their Festival Scores account:

Audition Excerpts
State Excerpts may be downloaded from the KMEA website.
KMEA Jazz Excerpts

Horns (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet, Trombone)
mp3 file 1 - Chromatic Scale
mp3 file 2 - Excerpt #1
mp3 file 3 - Excerpt #3 (with improv)

Rhythm (Piano, Guitar, Bass)
mp3 file 1 - Excerpt #1
mp3 file 2 - Excerpt #2

mp3 file 1 - Excerpt #1
mp3 file 2 - Excerpt #2

Fee Payments
All fees must be paid using the invoices generated inside your director account in Festival Scores. An invoice from Festival Scores must be included with each payment to SWKMEA. Failure to include invoice(s) will result in a $15 fee assessed to your school (SWKMEA board action July 17, 2017).
Makenzi Johnson
Garden City Community College
Music Department
801 Campus Dr
Garden City, KS 67846
Important Dates - HS Jazz Band
Sep. 17, 2023 - Sun
Mentoring Kick-Off Meeting
via Zoom, 2:00 PM
Oct. 8, 2023 - Sun
Audition Upload Deadline — HS Jazz Band
$15 per audition
Nov. 4, 2023 - Sat
Clinics & Concerts — MS Band, MS Orchestra, HS Jazz Band
Dodge City MS
$5 per selected student

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