High School Orchestra
Greetings SCKMEA Orchestra Directors!
Auditions for the South Central Kansas Music Educators Association District Honor
Orchestra will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Andover Central High
School. Auditions will begin at 8:00 AM and will continue until all auditions have
been heard. Auditions are open for students in grades 9-12 from participating High
Schools. The deadline for audition entries is Tuesday, October 10, 2017. All entries
must be submitted online.
Students will be assigned an audition time. Each student will check in with the door
monitor at his or her assigned room approximately 10 minutes prior to the assigned
audition time. Audition numbers will be assigned at the door. Audition numbers
must not be traded. The judges will wait an appropriate amount of time for
"no shows" at each room. All auditions will be blind. Audition materials are available on the
SCKMEA website and are an abbreviated version of the KMEA All-State Audition
Download Audition Materials (2017)
Audition Time Requests
To the extent the schedule allows, students who need special consideration for their
scheduled audition time can be scheduled at the beginning or end of the auditions.
Directors must note all such requests when entering students online. This should be
used extremely sparingly. Personal preferences for directors or students cannot be
accommodated and should not be entered.
Director Participation in the Audition Process
Directors are responsible for relaying audition time and location information to their
students. Directors must arrive no later than 7:30 AM the day of the auditions. This
will allow time to discuss any further cuts being made to the audition materials and
ensure the auditions start on time. All directors who have students auditioning are
required to help in the audition process as needed (judging, tabulating, preparing
music packets, etc.). There is a $100 penalty for any school that does not provide a
qualified adjudicator or assistant. Any exceptions to this rule must be appealed to
the SCKMEA president. Directors must also pick up the Orchestra music packets
for successful students in the library at the conclusion of the auditions.
The roster of selected students will be posted on the SCKMEA website no earlier than the Monday following the day of auditions, time TBD.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call me. I will respond
as soon as possible. Good Luck to you and your students!