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Indiana Bandmasters Association
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Brownsburg, IN 46112

 

 

Junior All-State Band
The Sixth Annual Junior All-State Band Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25 during the Indiana Music Educators Associaition (IMEA) Professional Development Conference in Ft. Wayne.  The event is jointly sponsored by the Indiana Bandmasters Association (IBA) and IMEA.   The finale concert will be featured on Saturday, January 25 as part of 2014 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 David Cole. 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.
Before signing a student’s application form, directors should confirm the student’s availability for the entire Junior All-State event.  Registration begins Friday, January 24 at 8:30 AM at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in downtown Ft. Wayne.  The concert is on Saturday, January 25 at 9:30 AM in the Embassy Theater adjacent to the Grand Wayne Center.  The students will be dismissed to parents by 11:00 AM.

Students participating in Junior All-State Band 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. Housing and meals will be at the Marriott Courtyard at the Grand Wayne Center.

Dr, Jeffrey Doebler, IBA President and Director of Bands at Valparaiso University, will conduct the Junior All-State Band.  Directors are welcome to observe the rehearsals.  This year's Junior All-State Band will premiere the newest IBA commission, Private Eye Prowl, composed by Jesse Ayers. We will rely on IBA members to volunteer help and expertise on Friday and Saturday as chaperone/staff members (sectionals, etc.).  Please contact Dave Cole if you are available.
Please encourage your students to apply for All-Region Band and to submit an audition application and recording for Junior All-State.  This will be a musical experience your most talented students will never forget!