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Indiana Bandmasters Association
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Junior All-State Band
The Seventh Annual Junior All-State Band Festival will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 15, 16 and 17 during the Indiana Music Educators Associaition (IMEA) Professional Development Conference in Ft. Wayne.  The finale concert will be featured on Saturday, January 17 as part of 2015 IMEA Conference.  This will be an exciting opportunity for 100 outstanding students in grades seven through nine.   Questions may be directed to the event co-chairs: BJ Marks or Candi Granlund. Students must verify their availability. We ask that students not apply if they cannot make a commitment to attend the entire Junior All-State event.
2015 Junior All-State Band Roster
JASB Handbook
JASB Map for Students

Piano Audition for Hypnotic Fireflies:  Any woodwind or brass player may audition for the piano part on Hypnotic Fireflies.  Download the piano part here.  Record yourself saying your name and school, then play the audition excerpt, which is from bar 8 through and including bar 24 at MM=144.  Save this file as an MP3 and email as an attachment to by January 1, 2015 (enter “piano audition” in the subject line and type your name and school as the email message).  You will receive a confirmation email letting you know we received your audition.  Result will be posted here on or after January 2.

Registration begins Thursday, January 15 at 6:00 PM at the Walb Student Union Ballroom on the Indiana University / Purdue University Ft. Wayne (IPFW) campus, with the first rehearsal beginning at 7:00 PM.  The concert is on Saturday, January 17 at 9:30 AM in the Embassy Theater in downtown Ft. Wayne.  The students will be dismissed to parents by 11:00 AM.  Students participating are required to attend all events (100% of every rehearsal) during the festival.  Students unable to make that commitment should not audition.  Students / schools provide their own transportation to Ft. Wayne

Cheryl Floyd, director of bands at Hill Country Middle School in Austin, Texas, will conduct the Junior All-State Band.  You may learn more about Ms. Floyd at  Directors are welcome to observe the rehearsals.
We will rely on IBA members to volunteer help and expertise as chaperone/staff members (sectionals, etc.).  Please contact coordinators, Candi Granlund or B.J. Marks, if you have questions or are available to help