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

2023-24

Clinician
Jason Sickel, Olathe School District

Important Dates
Aug. 29 - Business Meeting @ Gardner-Edgerton HS
Oct. 12 - Nomination Deadline
Dec. 2 - Clinic & Concert @ Shawnee Mission Northwest HS

Festival Schedule
7:30 AM - Registration
8:00 - Rehearsal
12:30 PM - Concert

Nominations
Nominations must be entered online in the KMEA Members site.

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. 12, 2023.
  • 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.
Participation Fee
Use the ECKMEA Invoice Generator to generate a payment invoice.
Make checks payable to: East Central KMEA
Send to:

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

Performance Repertoire

Fly Away Home
Pinkzebra
SATB
10679520
$2.65

Hands Are Knockin'
Kyle Pederson
SATB
10981924
$2.60

The Rising
Andrea Ramsey
SSA
MusicSpoke
10775186
$2.00

Come Travel With Me
Scott Farthing
TTB
3281565
$3.00
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
 
Chairperson
Kymberly Fromme
Overland Park-Oxford MS
12500 Switzer Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213
w: 913-239-5500
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
Mini-Conventions
Choir: Shawnee Mission NWHS
Orchestra: Olathe West HS
Band: Blue Valley HS

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