Band Division

Lois Wiggins, Band Chair
Edythe J. Hayes Middle School
260 Richardson Place
Lexington, KY 40509
lois.wiggins@fayette.kyschools.us

Brian Froedge, Band Chair-Elect
North Hardin High School
801 South Logsdon Parkway
Radcliff, KY 40160
brian.froedge@hardin.kyschools.us

David Coffing, Middle School Band Chair
Nelson County Schools
288 Wildcat Lane
Bardstown, KY 40004
david.coffing@nelson.kyschools.us

KMEA Selective List of Band Literature

Band List Revision Form (Word)

Band List Revision Form (PDF)

All-State Audition Info

Second-round auditions for All-State Band and All-State Orchestra Winds and Percussion will be on the afternoon of the second Saturday of December each year. Auditioning students who wish to take the ACT that day should register for the test at an Elizabethtown test site to insure they will be on time for their audition. Times, once assigned, will not be changed. Latecomers will be turned away.

Position Statement Regarding Kentucky All-state Band 2nd Round Assigned Audition Times

It has been standard operating procedure for well over a decade that the assigned audition time must be held to.  With over 900 students auditioning in fourteen rooms, having the students appear in the randomly assigned order is part of the system that helps insure that the score given for a student’s performance is truly assigned to that student.  Years ago the auditions times were not held to strictly, students were allowed to go early or late in whatever order that happened to evolve, and mistakes were common.  Because the order of auditions was not predetermined, scores sometimes were entered for students that were not the scores they earned.

It is clear that if an avenue through which students could appeal for exception to assigned audition times were allowed there would be a flood of such appeals, and no practical method has been devised for fairly deliberating between them as to which are credible and which are not.  It seems certain that if no distinction were made and all who wanted to go at a different time were allowed to do so, the schedule would become meaningless and tabulation errors would most likely result, as happened before the policy on firm adherence to assigned times was established.

By this point in time, the expectation among the band directors of Kentucky has become that the elected band chair will not allow exceptions to the scheduled audition times.  As have all band chairs in recent times, the current band chair will uniformly and consistently inform those who ask to audition at a time other than that to which they were scheduled that they will not be allowed to do so.  

Information Letter for Students
Student Guide - Auditions
2nd Round Student Audition Slips (submit with $
8 onsite)
Directions to John Hardin High School
Motels in Elizabethtown
Motels in Radcliff
Restaurants in Elizabethtown
Map of Elizabethtown


All State Band and Orchestra Wind and Percussion Roster
(to be posted in KMEA Information Center by the Monday after second round auditions)
All-State Jazz Band Roster: see KMEA Information Center (must log in)
All State Band Ticket Information
(tickets available for sale beginning December 15)
Order a recording of this all-state group


District Band Chairs

District One
Kevin Suiter
District Two
Mike DiPasquale
District Three
Kip Crowder
District Four
Marc Monroe
District Five
Matt Leedy
District Six
Bill Kidwell (NKBDA)
District Seven
Aaron Cunningham
District Eight
John Johnson
District Nine
Matt Moon
District Ten
Scott Sexton
District Eleven
David Jaggie
District Twelve
Carl Kling

Marching Band Information
(in KMEA Information Center)