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 (closed)


  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).


2024 Conductor/Clinician

Erin Keeton-Howard

Erin Keeton-Howard (she, her) is a Seattle-based educator, conductor, and composer. She holds degrees from the University of Missouri (B.S. in music education) and the University of Washington (M.A. in music education, emphasis instrumental conducting). Serving as Director of Bands at The Northwest School and Director of bands at North Seattle College, Erin is currently in her 15th year of teaching. 

While teaching, Erin maintains an active role in community music and advocacy. Most recently, Erin co-authored “Women in Wind Band” released in 2023 by GIA Publications, Inc. This book is a professional development text written from the experience of women for the future of all music professionals. Additionally, Erin is co-founder and director of Formation Wind Band. Formation is Seattle’s all-women wind ensemble that provides an affinity space for women to create, collaborate and be in community through high level wind band repertoire. 

As a composer, Erin enjoy writing music for a variety of ensembles including concert band, jazz band, chamber ensembles, brass bands, and marching band and she is published with Randall Standridge Music, Murphy Music Press, and Carl Fisher Music. You can learn more at ekhmusic.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