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Indiana Bandmasters Association
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All-Region Honor Band

Plan now for your students to participate in the 34th Annual All-Region Honor Band Festival.  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.  The 2014 Festival Coordinator is Sam Fritz  from Center Grove Middle School Central in Greenwood. 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.

Applications and director summary forms are available on the IBA website.  Any IBA member, in good standing, is eligible to nominate students from grades 7, 8 and 9.  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.  Completed applications and summary sheet should be sent to Myron Snuffin, IBA secretary / treasurer.  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 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 is included to give an overall ranking of all your students.  The written recommendation is the only criteria used for selection.  The application must be complete and signed by the parent and director or it will be discarded.  Each school is guaranteed to have at least two students selected for participation.

Registration: Each student selected for participation will pay a $35.00 registration fee on Saturday morning November 22.  All participants will receive a free commemorative T-shirt.  Each site will also have lunch available for a nominal fee.
Sectionals: 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!

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 22
12:00 – 1:00 PM                  Lunch
1:00 – 2:00                            Sectionals
8:30 – 9:00 AM                     Registration ($35 fee per student)
9:00 – 10:00                         Sectionals
10:00 – 12:00                       Full Rehearsal

2:00 – 4:30                            Full Rehearsal

Sunday, November 23
2:00 – 3:00 PM                     Dress Rehearsal

4:00 – 4:45                            Concert

Festival Sites and Hosts
Northwest: Kankakee Valley H.S. (Wheatfield) – Nick Boersma 
North Central: LaSalle Academy (South Bend) – Mark Druyos
Northeast: DeKalb Middle School (Waterloo) – Shanna Lank 
West: Rossville High School – Scott Abbott 
East: Centerville High School – Charles Roesch   
Central Northwest: Brownsburg – Courtney Cummings
Central Northeast: Elwood Middle School – Faith Harlan
Central South: Center Grove M.S. Central – Sam Fritz
Central Southwest: Cloverdale M.S. – William Cole
South Central: Jasper High School – John Coller 
Southwest: South Knox H.S. (Vincennes) – Joyce Kim-Rohrer
Southeast:  East Washington H.S. (Pekin) – Matt Lindley
Future All-Region Honor Band Dates
November 22 & 23, 2014 - Sam Fritz, coordinator
  November 21 & 22, 2015 - Phil Thomas, coordinator
  November 19 & 20, 2016
  November 18 & 19, 2017

Conductor Nomination (pdf)

Conductor Application (pdf)