Performance Groups

Applications
Beginning with the 2021 cycle, the application process will be located in the KMEA Members site.  After logging in, go to the ISW tab and select Performance Groups. The application for performance at the 2022 ISW will be open March 15 – May 21, 2021.

POLICY WAIVER 1: The KMEA board voted to allow groups auditioning for the 2022 ISW to use any recording created after September 2018.

POLICY WAIVER 2: The KMEA board voted to allow groups which were selected to perform at the 2021 ISW to audition for the 2022 ISW. This waiver is in effect for the 2022 ISW only.

Each year, performance groups throughout Kansas compete for the privilege and honor of performing at the In-Service Workshop. Groups are selected by blind audition. Judging is conducted by our affiliate organizations.The timeline for the 2022 ISW Performance Group application process is shown below. Key dates are highlighted (required steps).

Sep. 1, 2018 Earliest date on which audition material may be recorded or performed for audition recording
Mar. 15, 2021 Applications for Performance Groups to be opened
May 21, 2021 Two Fridays before 2021 Memorial Day: Deadline for completing online application and uploading all digital files
Jun. 5, 2021 Saturday of 1st summer board meeting: Blind audition by affiliate organizations
  Week of 2nd summer board meeting: Notification of audition results by President-Elect, to be sent by letter to each selected director
  One week after 2nd summer board meeting: Public announcement of groups selected to perform at 2022 ISW
Dec. 15, 2021 Performance Equipment Report must be complete
Feb. 15, 2022 Performance Repertoire Report must be complete
Feb. 24-26, 2022 Performance at the 2022 In-Service Workshop
Mar. 5, 2022 Performance Repertoire Report deadline for corrections