Middle Level Choir
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.

Middle Level Choir


Ryan Beeken, Wichita State University

Important Dates
Aug. 30 - Business Meeting @ Gardner-Edgerton HS
Oct. 13 - Nomination Deadline
Dec. 3 - Clinic & Concert @ Shawnee Mission North HS

Nominations must be entered online in the KMEA Members site.

Participation Fee
Use the ECKMEA Invoice Generator to generate a payment invoice. Send fee payments to the chair.

Festival Schedule
Shawnee Mission North High School
7:30 AM - Registration - Aux Gym Foyer
8:00 - Rehearsal
12:30 PM - Concert

ECKMEA Middle Level student participation policy
  • Students enrolled in grades 7-8
  • Students should be nominated in even SATB quartets.
  • Each school may nominate up to two SATB quartets.
  • Students are selected based on teacher recommendation. There is no formal audition process.
  • Each school may submit 2 alternates. These will only be used to balance the choir, if needed.
Nomination & Payment
  • Nominate your students online.
  • Carefully check the spelling of student names. The concert program is made using nomination data.
  • Nomination deadline is Oct. 13, 2022.
  • Participation fee is $12.00 per student and must be paid in full upon completing nomination.
  • Checks and money orders are accepted, NO PURCHASE ORDERS.
  • Nomination is a 2-step process. Please be sure to do both parts, to ensure your students will be able to participate.
    • Step 1: submit your student nomination info when the form is opened
    • Step 2: mail your fees AND a print-out of your invoice to the chairperson listed below.
  • You may not combine fees with other ECKMEA Honor Groups.
Mail completed registration forms and payment to:

Rebecca Donahoo
Overland Park-Indian Woods MS
9700 Woodson
Overland Park, KS 66207

Make all checks out to: East Central KMEA

Teacher's Job Prior to the registration deadline:
  • Select students
  • Nominate Students online
  • Send fees to the Middle Level Choir chair
Teacher's Job between registration and the festival:
  • Order a copy of each song for yourself and each student attending.
  • Copied music is prohibited by copyright law. Therefore, any student who attends an ECKMEA event with copied music will not be permitted to participate.
  • You must purchase 1 copy of each song for each student you register.
  • Hold rehearsals with your students to teach them the music and insure accurate understanding of each piece
  • Music is to be Memorized prior to the festival
  • Arrange transportation to and from event for students
Student duties Day of:
  • Bring your sheet music and a pencil (digital music on personal devices will not be allowed)
  • Bring a disposable water bottle with your name on it
  • Check in and get your name tag from your teacher
  • Come ready to learn and work hard with a Positive and Willing Attitude
  • Use the restroom prior to the start of rehearsal
  • There is nowhere to store personal belonging of the students (coats, purses). They need to be left with parents at drop-off or on the bus. If this is not possible, it will be the responsibility of your parent supervisor and yourself to corral, store and keep these items secure.
Festival Day Attire
Students are to wear black on bottom and white, gray, or black on top. Dresses are fine for ladies, and suits/tuxes/vests are fine for the guys (ties are optional).

Teacher duties Day of:
  • Arrive at 8:00 AM to check-in your students and find rehearsal/concert rooms
  • Greet your students and help them find where they should sit, seats will be labeled
  • Supervise your students during rehearsal/sectionals
  • Help with snack/restroom break/lunch/moving to auditorium
  • Attend and Participate in Middle Level Choir Break-out Session for teachers
  • Help with line-up and placement on risers
  • Double check the rehearsal room for your student belongings

Performance Repertoire

Rest Not
Laura Farnell
Hal Leonard

O Radiant Dawn
Andrea Ramsey

It Sings In Me
Phillip Silvey
Santa Barbara

Raise Your Voice In Song
Derrick Fox
Rebecca Donahoo
Overland Park-Indian Woods MS
9700 Woodson
Overland Park, KS 66207
w: 913-993-0600
Important Dates - ML Choir
Aug. 29, 2023 - Tue
ECKMEA Business Meeting
Gardner-Edgerton HS
5:30 - Mentoring meet & greet
6:00 - Dinner
6:30 - General business
7:00 - Break-out meetings
Oct. 12, 2023 - Thu
Nomination Deadline — ML Choir, Treble Honor Choir
$12 participation fee per selected student
Dec. 2, 2023 - Sat
HS Choir: Shawnee Mission NWHS
ML/Elem Choirs: Shawnee Mission North HS
Orchestra: Olathe West HS
Band: Blue Valley HS

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