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Indiana Bandmasters Association
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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 V. Gross, Jr. , 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.
Graduating Senior Scholarship Application
The Indiana Bandmasters Association has established a $1000 scholarship to be given during the All-State Band Weekend to a graduating senior member of one of the bands.  To be eligible the student must be a member in good standing of his/her High School Band and a member of the 2016 All-State Band or 2016 All-State Honor Band.  The student should be planning a career in music and be planning to start a degree program as a music major in the fall of 2016.  Completed applications will only be accepted at the on site registration 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday, March 11, 2016.

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.

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 8, 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 10, 2021 March 12 - 15, 2021
All-State Band Conductors 1961 - 2016