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All-District Honor Band
Directors should encourage their talented high school students to apply for the 15th Annual All-District Honor Band Festival November 15 & 16, 2014. The structure is similar to the All-Region Honor Band Festival, with a paper application and director recommendation used for member selection. Jim Jones, from Pendelton Heights High School, is the coordinator. All participants are required to attend all rehearsals and the performance for the All-District Festival weekend. Students must verify their availability. We ask that students not apply if they cannot make a commitment to attend the entire All-District Festival weekend.
Applications: Students in grade nine through twelve.  Ninth grade students may apply for either All-Region or All-District but not both. (There was an error in the August newsletter: Previous All-State students may apply for All-District.) All schools submitting applications will have at least one student selected for the organization.
The postmark deadline for applications has passed.  Late entries will only be accepted with a $50.00 late fee, provided that the selection process has not begun for your site.
Commission Premier: The 2014 All-District Honor Bands will premiere the newest IBA commission by Brant Karrack.
Registration: Each student selected for participation will pay a $35.00 registration fee on Saturday morning November 15.  All students selected for the band will receive a commemorative patch.  Each site will also have lunch available for a nominal fee.  Directors should contact the site host to volunteer to help with selections and sectionals.
Preparation: Directors should also make sure each of their selected students is prepared to play all the music sent to them.  Saturday morning is not the time to work on notes and rhythms.  Please prepare your students!

Friday, September 12
Postmark deadline for mailing entries to the secretary / treasurer.
Friday, October 10
Site hosts mail selection notification and music to participating schools.
Saturday, November 15
8:30 9:00 AM                     Registration ($35 fee per student)
9:00 10:00                         Sectionals
10:00 12:00                       Full Rehearsal
12:00 1:00 PM                  Lunch
1:00 4:30                           Sectionals / Full Rehearsal
Sunday, November 16
2:00 3:00 PM                     Dress Rehearsal
4:00 4:45                            Concert

Festival Sites and Hosts
Northwest: Kankakee Valley H.S. (Wheatfield) Nick Boersma
Northeast: DeKalb High School (Waterloo) Terry Fisher
Central Northwest Rossville High School Scott Abbott
Central Northeast: New Castle High School Mark Middleton
Central Southeast: Shelbyville High School Russell Smith
Central West: Northview H.S. (Brazil) Rusty Bottomley
South Central: Bloomington North H.S. Janis Stockhouse
Southwest: Vincennes University Susie Jackson
Southeast: North Harrison H.S. (Ramsey) Adam Miller

Future All-District Honor Band Dates
November 15 & 16, 2014 Jim Jones, coordinator
  November 14 & 15, 2015 Bryan Munoz , coordinator
  November 12 & 13, 2016
  November 11 & 12, 2017

Conductor Nomination (pdf)

Conductor Application (pdf)