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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 59th Annual All-State Festival weekend (March 8, 9, and 10, 2019). 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.

Registration: The registration deadline has passed.


All students auditioning pay a $10.00 entry fee per instrument and are required to play the entire set 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.

Audition Date

Auditions are Sunday, January 13, 2019 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 Music
Piccolo Flute updated 11-24-18 Oboe
English Horn Bassoon Clarinet
Bass Clarinet Alto Sax Tenor Sax
Bari Sax Trumpet Horn
Trombone Bass Trombone Euphonium BC
Euphonium TC Tuba String Bass
Mallets Snare Drum Timpani
Audition Sites & Hosts (Click on site name for schedule.)
Bloomington High School North Tom Wilson
Concordia Lutheran High School (Ft.Wayne) Adam Friedrich
Floyd Central High School (Floyds Knob) Harold Yankey
Hamilton Southeastern High School (Fishers) Mike Niemiec
Wm. H. Harrison High School (West Lafayette) Steve Cotten
Jasper High School James Goodhue
Penn High School (Mishawaka) Glenn Northern
Pike High School (Indianapolis) Aaron Burkhart
Valparaiso High School Miguel Rosario


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 $145.00 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 $50.00 to cover two nights of lodging and on-site transportation.
Total fee = $195.00 per student.

Scott Teeple, from the University of Wisconsin, will conduct the All-State Honor Band. Jason Worsbyt, from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will conduct the 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 Band rehearsals.  Certificates will be available from the IBA President.


We will again rely on your help and expertise in auditioning students at the local audition sites in January. Please indicate your availability on the summary form.  Additionally we will need assistance for auditions/sectionals on-site at Purdue.  Our Vice President, Rick Granlund from North Central High School in Indianapolis, will be coordinating the auditions/sectionals.  Email Rick if you are available to volunteer for chaperoning and/or serving as an audition/sectional leader.


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 13, 2019 March 8 - 10, 2019
January 12, 2020 March 13 - 15, 2020
January 17, 2021 March 12 - 14, 2021
January 16, 2022 March 11 - 13, 2022
January 15, 2023 March 10 - 12, 2023
All-State Band Conductors 1961 - Present
All-State Members 1961 - Present / Excel Spreadsheet updated 4/23/18