ECKMEA In-Person mini-conventions are cancelled for 2020-21. Auditions and nominations for honor groups will be held online. Rosters will be published.
Wed. Oct. 28 - Deadline for Student Entries
Sat. Dec. 5 - Festival Date in conjunction with East Central KMEA mini-convention
5th-6th Grade Orchestra
Only students in grades 5 and 6 may be nominated for the Elementary Level Orchestra. Each
ECKMEA member may nominate up to 4 students per building assignment. Teachers should
nominate a viola, cello, or bass payer for every two violins. Directors are responsible for securing
individual parts for their students.
All the East Central Orchestra mini-convention orchestras rehearse at Olathe West High School on
Saturday, Dec. 5. The Elementary Level Group check in begins at 10:00. Rehearsal will begin
in the gym at 10:30 AM and finish their concert at 3:30 PM (also in the gym). Please make sure
your nominated students can stay for the full day. Lunch will be available for purchase on-site.
Detailed information about lunch options and the day's schedule will be available later this fall.
New to the process? Follow these steps...
- Renew your membership in NAfME or join NAfME
as the sponsoring teacher for your
school. Your NAfME membership automatically generates your membership to KMEA. Please don't
wait to do this, as sometimes there is a delay in processing the financial transaction.
- Now that you are a NAfME member, create an account in the
KMEA Members website.
Register/nominate your students by clicking on the Honor Groups tab. (note: you'll need to know
the correct spelling of each student's name for the Festival Program and his/her emergency contact
name and phone number).
Generate an invoice for payment. This will generate an itemized invoice for your school's
bookkeeper with instructions for payment. (note: you can pay with check, credit card through
PayPal, or money order, but not with a purchase order). Make checks payable to East Central
Each teacher provides music for nominated students. You need original
music for your students, but feel free to team up with another director to help with costs if you don't
have these pieces in your library already.