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.
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. Applications and Director Summary Sheet
|The postmark deadline for applications is September 12th.
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.
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.
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
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
Registration ($35 fee per student)
9:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 1:00 PM
4:30 Sectionals / Full Rehearsal
Sunday, November 16
2:00 – 3:00 PM
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
All-District Honor Band Dates
15 & 16, 2014 Jim Jones, coordinator
14 & 15, 2015 Bryan Munoz , coordinator
12 & 13, 2016
11 & 12, 2017