The Kentucky Band Website (kyband.com) is not an official spokesperson for the Kentucky Music Educators Association (kmea.org). In 2015 The Kentucky Band Website entered into an agreement with KMEA that permits the KMEA Office to provide kyband.com with marching band information including contest lineups and contest score recaps. Most band directors in Kentucky are members of KMEA and should be able to address any questions about KMEA or KMEA policies that you may have. The staff at kyband.com are also members of KMEA and may be able to provide you with some insight if you have questions.
From the Kentucky Music Educators Website
“The Kentucky Music Educators Association is a 501(c)3 organization consisting of over 2,000 professional music educators at all levels from kindergarten to the university level who are dedicated to the cause of music education in Kentucky. Included are in-service, pre-service and retired music educators. Associated with NAfME: The National Association For Music Education, KMEA serves as a voice for Kentucky’s music educators. KMEA maintains an active involvement with the Kentucky Coalition for Arts Education, an affiliation with such groups as the the Kentucky Art Education Association; the Kentucky Theater Association; and the Kentucky Association for Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; and the Kentucky Center – all dedicated to the improvement of arts education in the Commonwealth. Parents and other advocates for music education in Kentucky can find support in the activities of KMEA and NAfME. NAfME provides considerable information of interest to advocates for the promotion of music education in Kentucky’s schools.”
For additional information about KMEA, visit their website at KMEA.ORG