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All-Region Honor Band
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Plan now for your students to participate in the 44th Annual All-Region Honor Band Festival.  The All-Region Bands provide an excellent opportunity for your students to have their talents recognized, perform with other outstanding young musicians and work with highly respected music educators and conductors. The festival rehearsal will be Saturday, November 11 and the concert will be Sunday, November 12.  Catherine Maloney, band director at Pendleton Heights Middle School, is the 2023 Festival Coordinator.
Directors begin the application process by registering for the All-Region event and receive a computer-generated event code for their school. Any IBA member, in good standing, may have students from grades 7, 8 and 9 apply.  Ninth grade students may apply for either All-Region or All-District, but not both.  Applicants must have completed one full year of training on their instrument.  Students may submit online applications from August 19 through September 8.  Selected members must attend the full rehearsal schedule and concert.  Students should not apply if they cannot make that commitment.  When the student application window closes, directors will have one week to complete the recommendations for each student from his/her school.  Late entries will only be accepted with a $50.00 late fee, provided that the selection process has not begun at your site.
The online applications will appear here August 19, 2023 - September 8, 2023.

Selection Process

Band directors from each area will serve on the selection committee responsible for choosing their respective All-Region Honor Band.  Contact the site host if you are interested in volunteering your services.  Please be accurate and specific when completing the student’s recommendation.Directors will rank students by instrument section and complete an overall ranking of all students recommended.  The electronic recommendation is the only criteria used for selection.  The application must be complete or it will be discarded.  Each school is guaranteed to have at least two students selected.


The $35 fee is paid on-site at the Saturday morning registration. Site hosts will charge an additional fee for lunch.

2023 All-Region Honor Band Schedule
(Students grades 7 – 9 are eligible for this group.) Ninth grade students may apply for either All-Region or All-District but not both

Saturday, August 19
Online applications open.
Friday, September 8
Online applications close at 11:59 PM EST.
Director window opens to allow recommendations to be added to student applications and a summary form completed.
Saturday, September 16
Director access to student applications closes at 11:59 PM EST.
Friday, October 6
Site hosts mail selection notification and music to participating schools.
Saturday, November 11
8:30 – 9:00 AM               Registration ($35 fee per student)
9:00 – 12:00                   Sectionals / Full Rehearsal
12:00 – 1:00 PM             Lunch (The site host will collect a fee for the provided lunch.)
1:00 – 4:30                     Sectionals / Full Rehearsal
Sunday, November 12
2:00 – 3:00 PM               Dress Rehearsal
4:00 – 4:45                     Concert

Festival Sites and Hosts
Northwest: Portage High School – Patrick Teykl
North Central: Penn High School (Mishawaka) – Jeff Carnall
Northeast: DeKalb Middle School (Waterloo) – Lori Haydl
Central North: Marion High School – Joshua Huff
Central West: Southmont High School (Crawfordsville) – Elizabeth Newnum
East: New Castle High School – Rebecca Wand
Northwest Indy Metro: Zionsville West Middle School – Candi Granlund
Northeast Indy Metro: Riverside Junior High School (Fishers) – Matthew Harrod
South Indy Metro: Clark Pleasant Middle School – Katy Briel
Central Southwest: Woodrow Wilson Middle School (Terre Haute) – Ceila Solano
Central Southeast: Greensburg Community High School – Jeremiah Boes
South Central: Jasper Middle School – Ben Werne
Southwest: South Knox High School (Vincennes) – Jennifer Bollero Erickson
Southeast:  Eastern High School (Washington County – Pekin) – Matt Lindley

Future All-Region Honor Band Dates
November 16 & 17, 2024
November 15 & 16, 2025
November 14 & 15, 2026
November 13 & 14, 2027
November 11 & 12, 2028
Conductor Nomination (pdf)
Conductor Application (pdf)