All-State Ensembles

Each year, students throughout the state of Kansas have the opportunity to audition to perform at District Festivals and at the KMEA In-Service Workshop. The audition process begins at their own school, progresses through their KMEA District Organization and culminates with selection to the All-State ensembles. Student musicians have the opportunity to audition to perform in choirs, concert bands, jazz bands and orchestras at both the district and state levels.

For a student to participate in a KMEA All-State ensemble, the sponsoring teacher must be a member of KMEA.

For more information about the audition process within your district, please visit your District’s website.

All-State concerts are held at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas as part of the annual KMEA In-Service Workshop during the last week of February.

Century II Convention Center
225 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202

Receptions for All-State Orchestra and 1234A Band parents… see note at bottom of page.

All seats $7.00 – General Admission only

Ticket sales typically begin five or six weeks ahead of the performances.

Thursday, Feb. 22 @ 5:45 PM
KMEA All-State Elementary Choir

Friday, Feb. 23 @ 5:00 PM
KCDA Treble Honor Choir & KMEA All-State Middle Level Choir

Saturday, Feb. 24 @ 1:15 PM
KMEA All-State HS Choir

Saturday, Feb. 24 @ 2:00 PM
KMEA All-State Jazz Band (MJT)

Saturday, Feb. 24 @ 3:00 PM
KMEA All-State Orchestra

Saturday, Feb. 24 @ 4:00 PM
KMEA All-State 56A Band

Saturday, Feb. 24 @ 5:30 PM
KMEA All-State 1234A Band

All-State Orchestra Family Pre-Concert Reception
A pre-concert reception will be held for parents, family and friends of students in the All-State Orchestra. Cookies will be provided. The cost per person to attend the Family Reception is $1, and each individual will need a Family Reception Ticket to attend the event – individuals will not be admitted with a concert ticket only. The Reception will sell-out, so purchase your tickets early. At the Family Reception, attendees will hear from the All-State Orchestra conductor. Dr. Charlie Menghini, a renowned advocate for music in our schools, will also speak. Reception doors will open at 1:30 PM. THOSE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE RECEPTION WILL HAVE EARLY-ADMISSION TO THE CONCERT HALL BEFORE OTHER AUDIENCE MEMBERS ARE ADMITTED.

All-State 1234A Band Family Pre-Concert Reception
A pre-concert reception will be held for parents, family and friends of students in the All-State 1234A Band. Cookies will be provided. The cost per person to attend the Family Reception is $1, and each individual will need a Family Reception Ticket to attend the event – individuals will not be admitted with a concert ticket only. The Reception will sell-out, so purchase your tickets early. At the Family Reception, attendees will hear from the All-State 1234A Band conductor. Dr. Charlie Menghini, a renowned advocate for music in our schools, will also speak. Reception doors will open at 4:00 PM. THOSE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE RECEPTION WILL HAVE EARLY-ADMISSION TO THE CONCERT HALL BEFORE OTHER AUDIENCE MEMBERS ARE ADMITTED.