Middle Level Band

July 14, 2023 – 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
7:30 – 8:00 AM Check-in
8:00 – 11:55 AM Rehearsal sessions
12:00 – 12:45 PM Lunch provided by KBA
12:45 – 2:30 PM Rehearsal Resumes
3:00 PM Concert

2023 KBA Middle Level Band Roster

Congratulations to all accepted students! – to see entire list, click on list & scroll up.

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

Nomination Form

Nominations are now closed. They will reopen in April 2024.


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