Performance Groups

Performance Group concerts by invited schools, as well as the Intercollegiate concert, are free and open to the public. Concert attendees are requested to obtain Guest passes at Registration in Expo Hall during the following times:
— FRI 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
— SAT 8:00 – 10:00 AM
— Guest passes cannot be used to gain access to KMEA & KCDA state group concerts as those are ticketed events.

The Performance Group application is located in the KMEA Members site.  After logging in, go to the ISW tab and select Performance Groups.

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 2025 ISW Performance Group application process is shown below. Key dates are highlighted (required steps).

Sep. 1, 2023 Earliest date on which audition material may be recorded or performed for audition recording
Mar. 15, 2024 Applications for Performance Groups to be opened
May 17, 2024 Two Fridays before 2024 Memorial Day: Deadline for completing online application and uploading all digital files
Jun. 8, 2024 Saturday of 1st summer board meeting: Blind audition by affiliate organizations
  Immediately following 2nd summer board meeting: Notification of audition results by President-Elect. Notices will be mailed to each director.
  One week after 2nd summer board meeting: Public announcement of groups selected to perform at 2025 ISW
Dec. 15, 2024 Performance Equipment Report must be complete
Feb. 15, 2025 Performance Repertoire Report must be complete
Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2025 Performance at the 2025 In-Service Workshop
Mar. 5, 2025 Performance Repertoire Report deadline for corrections