Per KMEA policy, the eight highest ranking snares, the five highest ranking mallets, and the two highest ranking timpanists (for a total of 15 performers) are invited to participate each year. The conductor of this ensemble will be an exemplary, nationally prominent percussion educator. The event is usually held on a Friday and Saturday in March, in conjunction with of the Kentucky chapter of the Percussive Arts Society’s (KYPAS) annual Day of Percussion, in the Singletary Center for the Fine Arts on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington. In 2021 the event was be held in a virtual format similar to the KMEA All-State Bands & Orchestras. In 2022 the event will be held at Madison Southern High School.
Conductor information under construction.
Schedule for the 2022 event:
Friday, March 18, 2022
8:30 AM – Registration and set up equipment
9:00 AM–noon – Rehearsal
Noon–1:00 PM – Lunch
1:00–4:00 PM – Lunch
4:00–5:00 PM Rehearsal
Saturday, March 19, 2022
8:00–9:00 AM – Warmup/rehearsal
9:00–10:30 AM– Kentucky Collegiate Showcase
10:30 AM – KMEA All-State Percussion Ensemble Concert
There will be a $20 fee for participating students. Participating students will receive a participation certificate similar to other All State events. Music folders will be mailed out once the participants have been determined, fees have been paid, and the agreement form has been sent to the KMEA office.
The following will be due to the KMEA office —
• $20 per student
• An all-state percussion ensemble agreement form, completed and signed
• Online, up-to-date status of payment and form submission (under construction)
Very important: Student supervision outside of rehearsals will be the responsibility of each student’s band director, similar to participation in the All-State Band, Orchestra or Choir. If the student’s band director or a certified staff member from the school will not be present, only a legal guardian may substitute to supervise the student. Students who arrive without proper supervision will be turned away and they will immediately and irrevocably be removed from the ensemble roster. Do not agree to send your student if supervision is not worked out.& During this event, all participating students will need to follow all guidelines of the KMEA All-State Band regarding medical forms and code of conduct forms. Band Directors will be responsible for securing lodging for their participating student(s).