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All-Region Honor Band
Plan now for your students to participate in the 40th Annual All-Region Honor Band Festival November 14 & 15, 2020. The All-Region Bands provide an excellent opportunity for your students to have their talents recognized, perform with other outstanding young musicians and work with highly respected music educators and conductors. Todd Lehman, from Fishers Junior High School, is the coordinator. All participants are required to attend all rehearsals and the performance for the All-Region Festival weekend. Students must verify their availability. We ask that students not apply if they cannot make a commitment to attend the entire All-Region Festival weekend.
Any IBA member, in good standing, may have students from grades 7, 8 and 9 apply.  Ninth grade students may apply for either All-Region or All-District, but not both.  Applicants must have completed one full year of training on their instrument.  Students may submit online applications from August 22 through September 11.  When the student application window closes, directors will have one week to complete the recommendations for each student from his/her school.  Late entries will only be accepted with a $50.00 late fee, provided that the selection process has not begun at your site.

Selection Process

Band directors from each area will serve on the selection committee responsible for choosing their respective All-Region Honor Band.  Contact the area host if you are interested in volunteering your services.  Please be accurate and specific when completing the student’s application form.Students should be ranked on the application by instrument section.  A director summary form should be completed to give an overall ranking of all your students.  The electronic recommendation is the only criteria used for selection.  The application must be complete or it will be discarded.  Each school is guaranteed to have at least two students selected for participation.


Each student selected for participation will pay a $35.00 registration fee on Saturday morning November 14.  All participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt.  Each site will also have lunch available for a nominal fee.


Participating directors should plan to assist with sectionals on Saturday.  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!

2020 All-Region Honor Band Schedule
(Students grades 7 – 9 are eligible for this group.)
Saturday, August 22
Online applications open.
Friday, September 11
Online applications close at 11:59 PM EST.
Director window opens to allow recommendations to be added to student applications and a summary form completed.
Saturday, September 19
Director access to student applications closes at 11:59 PM EST.
Friday, October 2
Site hosts mail selection notification and music to participating schools.
Saturday, November 14
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 – 2:00 - Sectionals
2:00 – 4:30 - Full Rehearsal
Sunday, November 15
2:00 – 3:00 PM - Dress Rehearsal
4:00 – 4:45 - Concert

Festival Sites and Hosts
Northwest: Portage High School – Drew Rhoda
North Central: Penn High School (Mishawaka)– Jeff Carnall
Northeast: DeKalb Middle School (Waterloo) – Colby Stackhouse
West: Rossville High School – Greg Blakeman
East: New Castle High School – Dan Buckalew 
Central Northwest:Chapel Hill (Indianapolis) – Eric Park
Central Northeast: Riverside Junior High (Indianapolis) - Matthew Harrod
Central East: Greensburg High School – Jeff Maupin
Central South: Clark-Pleasant Middle School (Whiteland) – Katy Briel
Central Southwest: Owen Valley High School(Spencer) – Thomas Russell
South Central: Jasper High School – John Coller 
Southwest: South Knox High School (Vincennes) – Jennifer Bollero-Erickson
Southeast:  East Washington High School (Pekin) – Matt Lindley

Future All-Region Honor Band Dates
November 14 & 15, 2020 - Todd Lehman - coordinator
November 13 & 14, 2021
November 12 & 13, 2022
November 11 & 12, 2023
Conductor Nomination (pdf)
Conductor Application (pdf)