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
Questions about these procedures can be directed to the band chairperson, Will Biggs.
425 N. Waverly Rd
Gardner, KS 66030