All-State Bands

The KMEA All-State Bands perform each year at the annual In-Service Workshop at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita. Students are selected via a rigorous audition process that starts at the district level. Students who perform at the district level are then eligible to audition for selection to the All-State instrumental ensembles. Thus, the All-State student musicians are truly “the best of the best.”

All-State 56A Band Concert
Century II Convention Center
Concert Hall, Wichita KS
February 24, 2018 – 4:00 PM

All-State 1234A Band Concert
Century II Convention Center
Concert Hall, Wichita KS
February 24, 2018 – 5:30 PM

All seats – General Admission – $7.00

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.

Performance Audio Recordings

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

KMEA offers two band ensembles at the state level which are based on the classifications established by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

The 1234A Band is made up of students from 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A class high schools.

The 56A Band is made up of students from 5A and 6A class high schools.