The KMEA All-State Bands perform each year at the annual In-Service Workshop. 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
Virtual Performances during 2021 In-Service Workshop
Broadcast links will be provided to directors of selected students
Links to Honor Group performances will be sent to directors of participating students to forward to students/parents. Recordings of Honor Groups may be purchased separately from our audio recording partner Shhh Audio
In accordance with KMEA All-State rules, students are required to attend all rehearsals.
2021 KMEA All-State Rehearsal Schedule
KMEA Instrumental Auditions
IMPORTANT – Official registration will be held in the KMEA Members site. Audition fees are based on that registration process (this is unchanged from last year). Refer to the KMEA Instrumental Auditions page for more info.
Festival Scores – Audition Management. This site will be used strictly as a replacement for the in-person audition. All entries must be registered in the KMEA Members site as well as Festival Scores (see above paragraph).
Mallets – Event tag 33GZF9K
Snare Drum – Event tag 5ZG7CY4
Timpani – Event tag JF4GWXW
Official audition uploads will be held Dec. 28 thru Jan. 8. Late uploads are not possible and will not be accepted.
All-State Bands Virtual Rehearsals
Mon, Feb. 15 – * All-State Bands performance files due
* Performance files may be audio (MP3 or WAV) or video (MP4). Parental permission will be required for video submissions.
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.