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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 56th Annual All-State Festival weekend (March 11, 12, and 13, 2016). 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.

Dr. James Ripley, Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities at the Carthage College, will conduct the 2016 All-State Honor Band. Chief Musician Russell Gross, U.S. Navy Band retired, will conduct the 2016 All-State Band.  Both of these directors will make this an incredible experience for all involved.   Observing these rehearsals can be beneficial to everyone. Directors may earn professional growth points by observing All-State rehearsals.  Certificates will be available from the IBA President.
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. (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. Application
Audition Date
Auditions are Sunday, January 10, 2016 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.
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.

Entry Deadline

All entries must be collected by the band director and returned along with the summary form to the secretary / treasurer. The audition fee is $10.00 per student.  Send only one check (personal, booster or school) payable to: IBA.  All entries must be postmarked by Friday, November 13.  Late entries will only be accepted if they are accompanied by a $50.00 late fee.

Application & Director Summary
Host Schools
Bloomington H.S. North - Tom Wilson Concordia Lutheran H.S. Ft. Wayne - Dianne Moellering
Floyd Central H.S. - Harold Yankey Hamilton Southeastern H.S Fishers. - Mike Niemiec
West Lafayette Harrison H.S. - Steve Cotten Jasper H.S. - James Goodhue
Mishawaka Penn H.S. - Glenn Northern Indianapolis Pike H.S. - John Marshall
Valparaiso H.S. - Miguel Rosario-Vega  
Audition Music PDF (Piano and harp music will be posted as soon as they become available.)
Audition Music SmartMusic SMP
2016 Honor Band
2016 All-State Band
2018 Alternates
Photo Order Form
Recording Order Form

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 10, 2016 March 12 - 14, 2016
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
All-State Band Conductors 1961 - 2016