All-State Bands

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.”

2021-22 All-State 56A Band Concert
Century II Concert Hall, Wichita
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 – 3:00 PM

2021-22 All-State 1234A Band Concert
Century II Concert Hall, Wichita
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 – 5:00 PM

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

KMEA Instrumental Auditions
IMPORTANT – Official registration is located in the KMEA Members site. Refer to the KMEA Instrumental Auditions page for more info.


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.