2019-20 Alternate Auditions

2019 East Central Kansas District Band Audition Procedures for Students selected to National Ensembles

Students will record selected scales and all excerpts of the official 2019 KMEA audition solo for their instrument. Students will have one opportunity, i.e. "one take," on scales and excerpts so as to limit the applicant's chances of multiple takes as in a live audition situation.

These recordings will be done at Blue Valley NORTH High School on Monday, November 4, 2019, beginning at 7:00 PM. This date and time are also posted on the ECKMEA website and it has been communicated to all ECKMEA band directors via email.

Recordings of National Ensemble members will be played for the instrument judges the day of District Auditions (November 9, 2019) so as to maintain consistency in judging. Recordings will be judged using the same rubric as live auditions and will ONLY include the same excerpts that will be played by the live audition students (i.e. the band chair will edit the student's performance so that ONLY the required materials are presented).

EVERY PRECAUTION WILL BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THE VALIDITY AND FAIRNESS OF THE AUDITION PROCESSES.

This recorded audition option is only offered to students selected to perform in a NAfME National Ensemble due to the fact that KMEA and NAfME are affiliated organizations. All other students will be required to attend live auditions.

Questions about these procedures can be directed to the band chairperson, Will Biggs.

Will Biggs
Gardner-Edgerton HS
425 N. Waverly Rd
Gardner, KS 66030
c: 913-980-9350
w: 913-856-2655