Middle Level Honor Band

July 12, 2024 – Double Tree Hotel Airport, Wichita, KS

The KBA Middle-Level Honor Band is an opportunity for students to participate in a top-level ensemble under the direction of a prominent conductor/clinician. 

This unique summertime event allows band directors an opportunity to reward student progress and achievement, as well as provide students a wonderful honor band experience with a nationally recognized conductor/clinician!

The participation fee for each student selected is $40. This fee includes lunch.

Directors who have students participating in the honor band must be current KBA members, register for the KBA Summer Convention, and remain on site and available throughout the duration of your student’s visit.

Directors – Your help is crucial to the success of the ML Honor Band. Please ensure that nominated students and their parents are aware of the date, time, and financial commitment before you nominate them. 

The band size is limited to approximately 75 students, so please understand that not every student nominated may be selected. The selection of students/instrumentation will be posted on the KBA website the first part of May. 

Schedule of Events (Tentative)

  • 7:30am Check In
  • 8:00am Rehearsals Begin
  • 3:00pm Concert

Nomination Form


  1. Please fill out your Director Information first (below student section).
  2. Under “Qty,” please select the total number of students you are nominating.
  3. Please fill out the form for each individual student.
  4. Please remember to rank each student in relation to your total number of students nominated (ex. 3 of 12).


2023 Conductor/Clinician – Tom Torrento

Tom Torrento is a licensed, professional educator and musician. He has a passion for developing a high self-worth in his students using music education as a vehicle for growth, and works tirelessly to emphasize the value of music within society today.  In the 2017-2018 year, Tom was named the Region 9 Michigan Department of Education Teacher of the Year, the MSBOA District XVI Director of the Year, as well as the Michigan Recipient of School Band & Orchestra Magazine’s 50 Directors Who Make A Difference.

Learn more about Mr. Torrento by visiting his website: www.ttorrentomusic.com


Double Tree by Hilton Wichita Airport • 2098 S Airport Rd, Wichita, KS 67209

Jayme Hayes

Middle Level Honor Band Co-Chair


Ashten Volkman

Middle Level Honor Band Co-Chair