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All-State Band

Outstanding musicians, who are students of IBA members, in grades 9 -12 are eligible for the All-State Band.  The student must be a member in good standing of his/her school's band program throughout the school year. All participants are required to attend all rehearsals and the performance for the 57th Annual All-State Festival weekend (March 10, 11, and 12, 2017). Students must verify their availability.  We ask that students not audition if they cannot make a commitment to attend the entire All-State Festival weekend.


All students auditioning pay a $10.00 entry fee per instrument and are required to play the entire page of musical excerpts for his/her instrument.  The excerpts are available on the IBA website  (Students who double playing flute/piccolo, Bb clarinet/Eb clarinet or Oboe/English horn pay one audition fee but perform on both instruments.) The excerpts for all instruments are chosen to discriminate between the very finest players in Indiana.  The purpose of these excerpts is to 1) delineate between All-State caliber and non-All-State caliber players, 2) to delineate between All-State Honor Band personnel and All-State Band personnel, 3) to rank players within the sections of each band.  The excerpts must have demands that will enable the adjudicator to discriminate at each of these levels.  Students auditioning may not always be able to play every excerpt perfectly at the tempo indicated.  Each student must also sight-read an excerpt, provided by IBA, on his/her instrument.  Students auditioning on bass trombone play the first two trombone excerpts and the bass trombone excerpt.  Each percussionist will be required to prepare excerpts on 3 instruments: snare drum, keyboard mallets and timpani. Each player will also be required to sight-read a brief excerpt on one instrument.  The player will select the instrument before being presented the excerpt.  Percussion applicants pay only one audition fee.
Applications (coming soon)

Directors must register their school for the All-State Band audition event. Fill out the Director/School Registration. When you complete the form and press submit, the next screen will show you a “school access code” for you to distribute to your students.

Students register individually online by selecting Student Application on the All-State webpage.  The school access code must be used to start the application. When a student completes a form you will automatically receive a computer generated email verifying the registration. The $10 audition fee may be paid by check or school PO via U.S. mail or online via PayPal ($1.00 processing fee).  If the student selects the check by mail option, a page will appear with an invoice to be printed and returned with the check. The application window will close at 9:00 PM EST Friday, November 18.

Audition Date

Auditions are Sunday, January 15, 2017 starting at 1:00 PM local time.  Information concerning audition schedules and locations will be posted on the IBA website when received from the Audition Center Hosts.  In the event of weather-related problems, auditions may be moved to the following Wednesday at the discretion of the host chairperson.
Audition Sites
Bloomington North High School - Janis Stockhouse, director
Concordia Lutheran High School, Ft. Wayne - Adam Friedrich, director
Floyd Central High School, Floyds Knobs - Harold Yankey, director
Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers - Mike Niemec, director
Wm. H. Harrison High School, West Lafayette - Steve Cotten, director
Jasper High School - James Goodhue, director
Penn High School, Mishawaka - Glenn Northern, director
Pike High School, Indianapolis - Aaron Burkhart, director
Valparaiso High School - Miguel Rosario-Vega, director
Audition Music - PDF
Piccolo Flute Oboe
Bassoon Clarinet Bass & Contra Clarinet
Alto Sax Tenor Sax Bari Sax
Trumpet Horn Trombone
Bass Trombone Euphonium BC Euphonium TC
Tuba String Bass Mallet Percussion
Snare Drum Timpani Piano
Audition Music - SmartMusic
Piccolo Flute Oboe
Bassoon Clarinet Bass & Contra Clarinet
Alto Sax Tenor Sax Bari Sax
Trumpet Horn Trombone
Bass Trombone Euphonium BC Euphonium TC
Tuba String Bass Mallet Percussion
Snare Drum Timpani  


Any student auditioning for the All-State Bands may also audition for piano with no additional fee. Piano would then be a secondary instrument and the student would only play piano on 1 or 2 pieces.


Once members are selected there will be a $135.00 registration fee assessed per All-State Band member to cover meals, music, guest conductors, concert venue, etc.  There will also be a housing fee of $60.00 to cover two nights of lodging and on-site transportation.

Total fee = $195.00 per student.
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All-State Photos

All-State Recordings

Performing Arts Photography by Bateman Mark Custom Recording Service, Inc.
Future All-State Band Dates
Tentative Audition Date All-State Band Festival Weekend
January 15, 2017 March 10 - 12, 2017
January 14, 2018 March 9 - 11, 2018
January 13, 2019 March 8 - 10, 2019
January 12, 2020 March 13 - 15, 2020
January 17, 2021 March 12 - 15, 2021
All-State Band Conductors 1961 - 2016