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Junior All-State Band
The Eleventh Annual Junior All-State Band Festival will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 17, 18 and 19, 2019 during the Indiana Music Education Associaition (IMEA) Professional Development Conference in Ft. Wayne.  The finale concert will be featured on Saturday, January 19 as part of 2019 IMEA Conference.  This will be an exciting opportunity for 100 outstanding students in grades seven through nine.   Questions may be directed to the event coordinators: Rob Shaver 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.
Auditions
The Junior All-State audition will consist of two excerpts to be recorded and uploaded online with the student application.  The recording may not be electronically edited.  The application/upload link will open October 9 and close at 11:59 PM EST on November 9. The $10 audition fee must be paid individually online via PayPal.   No late entries will be accepted!
Audition Music
All Excerpts
Piccolo Flute Oboe
Bassoon Clarinet Bass Clarinet
Alto Sax Tenor Sax Bari Sax
Trumpet Horn Trombone / Euphonium BC
Euphonium TC Tuba Percussion
Selection
A selection committee will review the auditions using a “blind” format.  Student recordings will be assigned a number and the listener will not know the student’s name or school.
Fee
The fee for selected students will be $195.00 and includes registration, meals and housing at the Courtyard by Marriott at the Grand Wayne Center.

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

On Site Registration
Registration begins Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM at the Grand Wayne Convention Center (Anthony Wayne Ballroom B) located at 120 West Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, with the first rehearsal beginning at 7:00 PM.  The concert is on Saturday, January 19 at 1:00 PM in the Embassy Theater in downtown Ft. Wayne.  The students will be dismissed to parents by 3:00 PM. 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.
Conductor

Chip De Stefano, Director of Bands at the McCracken Middle School in Skokie, Illinoid, will conduct the 2019 Junior All-State Band.  Directors are welcome to observe the rehearsals.  Learn more about Mr. De Stefano.

Chaperones / Sectional Staff
We will rely on IBA members to volunteer help and expertise as chaperone/staff members (sectionals, etc.).  Candi Granlund and Rob Shaver are the coordinators.  Contact them directly if you have questions or are available to help.