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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.

The Junior All-State audition will consist of each student recording two prescribed excerpts.  After All-Region registration, each All-Region site will provide a panel of directors to listen to and rank their site’s entries.  Then, all recordings will be sent to a central site, separated by instrument, and sent out for a final listening and ranking.  (Directors should contact your All-Region site host if you are available to listen to your site’s recordings.)

Students or directors turn-in their Junior All-State audition recording, application and $10 audition fee (cash or check payable to IBA) at All-Region registration on Saturday, November 22.  No recording / application / fee will be accepted after registration!

Before signing a student’s application form, please confirm the student’s availability for the entire Junior All-State event.  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
Please encourage your students to apply for All-Region Band and to submit an audition application and recording for Junior All-State.  Selected students will participate in a musical experience that your most talented musicians will never forget!