Middle Level Honor Band

KBA Middle Level Band Co-Chairs
Stephanie Marston & Erik Cooke-Stone

The 2019 Middle Level Band will take place on Friday, July 19, 2019 during the KBA Summer Convention at the Double Tree Airport Hotel in Wichita, KS.

2019 KBA ML Band Brochure – PDF

2019 KBA ML Band Permission FormPDF

2019 Clinician – Erin Cole
Erin Cole has been the band director at Tapp MS in Cobb County, GA since 1995. Under her leadership, the Tapp Band was selected to perform at the 58th Midwest Clinic. The band has also been a featured performing group at the UGA M.S. Band Festival three times and the Flute and Percussion Ensemble have performed at the GMEA Conference. Ms. Cole has commissioned pieces by Frank Ticheli, Samuel Hazo, Eric Whitacre, and Robert W. Smith. She has also presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic and several state conventions. Erin has written chapters for the popular GIA publication series Teaching Music Through Performance and has written articles for The Instrumentalist magazine. Ms. Cole is also currently a contributing editor for Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements method book and interactive website team. Ms. Cole has served as a guest conductor for numerous honor bands. She received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The University of Georgia.

Director’s Nominations

Current KBA members are invited to submit
2019 KBA Middle Level Band Nominations

Nomination deadline is April 12, 2019, 11:59:59 PM (CST)

Nomination deadline has been extended thru April 23.

  • Directors must be current members of KBA and in attendance at the convention in order to have students participate in the KBA Middle Level Honor Band.
  • The band selection process will come from director nominations throughout the state.
  • Nominations are submitted on the KBA website.
  • Students currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade will be accepted.
  • Please include specific comments regarding each submission. (These comments will aid in the selection of students.)
  • All entries are to be submitted no later than the posted deadline.

* Directors – It is essential to share this pertinent information with the students you are nominating. Students and families must be aware of the date of this event, and willing to make the commitment to participate if selected.

The band size is limited to approximately 90 students, so please understand that not every student nominated will be selected. We must strive to have a balanced instrumentation in this band. The selection of students/instrumentation will be posted on the KBA website the first part of May.

Each selected student will incur a participation fee of $40. The fee includes lunch for the students. In addition, all directors who have students participating in the honor band must be registered for the KBA convention, on site and available throughout the duration of your student’s visit in the event assistance is necessary. Districts who do not have directors on site to assist and supervise students will be charged $100.

This unique summertime event allows you, the director, an opportunity to reward student progress and achievement, as well as providing your students a wonderful honor band experience with a nationally recognized conductor/clinician! Come share in the wealth of presentations, hands on learning sessions, concerts, and motivating, musical education opportunities the KBA convention will offer.

Schedule will be posted soon.