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All-State Band

Outstanding musicians, who are students of IBA members, in grades 9 -12 are eligible for the All-State Band.  The student must be a member in good standing of his/her school's band program throughout the school year. All participants are required to attend all rehearsals and the performance for the 6
1st Annual All-State Festival weekend (March 12, 13 & 14, 2021). Students must verify their availability.  We ask that students not audition if they cannot make a commitment to attend the entire All-State Festival weekend. The application deadline is 11:59 PM EST, Friday, December 4. A $10 late fee will apply to applications received after the deadline but before Saturday, December 12. Applications received after that day will have a $50 late fee. No applications will be accepted after January 2, 2021.


All students auditioning pay a $10.00 entry fee per instrument and are required to play a chromatic scale and 2 etudes for his/her instrument.  The chromatic scales are used to demonstrate the student’s mastery of the full range of the instrument,  In order to fully comply copyright rules, etude books will now be used for auditions.  A complete list of the books to be used every year is below.  The etudes for all instruments are chosen to discriminate between the very finest players in Indiana.  The specific excerpts will be available Monday, October 14th. The purpose of these etudes is to 1) delineate between All-State caliber and non-All-State caliber players, 2) to delineate between All-State Honor Band personnel and All-State Band personnel, 3) to rank players within the sections of each band. (Students who double playing flute/piccolo, Bb clarinet/Eb clarinet, Oboe/English horn or trombone/bass trombone pay one audition fee but perform on both instruments.)  Students auditioning may not always be able to play every excerpt perfectly at the tempo indicated.  Each student must also sight-read an excerpt on his/her instrument.  Each percussionist will be required to prepare etudes  on three  instruments: snare drum, keyboard mallets and timpani and sight-read a brief excerpt on one instrument.  The player will select the instrument before being presented the excerpt.  Percussion applicants pay only one audition fee.

Chromatic Scales
Flute / Piccolo Oboe
Eng;ish Horn Bassoon
B flat and E flat Clarinet Bass and Contra Bass Clarinet
Saxophone Trumpet
Horn Trombone
Bass Trombone Euphonium and Baritone Treble Clef
Tuba String Bass
Audition Etude Books (Different etudes will be selected from these books every year.)
Click on the book title to link to the J.W. Pepper website.
Flute - Piccolo

Flute Etudes Book, Mary Karen Clardy - Schott Music Distribution

Oboe - English Horn

48 Famous Studies (for Oboe or Saxophone), Franz Wilhelm Ferling/rev. Albert Andraud - Southern Music Company


Practical Method for the Bassoon (including Fifty Advanced Studies), Julius Weissenborn/ed. W.F. Ambrosio - Carl Fischer LLC

B flat & E flat Clarinet

Artistic Studies (Book 1 From The French School), Cyrille Rose/ed. David Hite - Southern Music Company

Bass & Contra Bass Clarinet

Artistic Studies (Book 1 From The French School), Cyrille Rose/ed. David Hite - Southern Music Company


48 Famous Studies (for Oboe or Saxophone, Franz Wilhelm Ferling /rev. Albert Andraud - Southern Music Company
Selected Studies for Saxophone, Himie Voxman - Rubank Inc. Music Pub.


Student's Essential Studies for Trumpet, Christopher Moore – Carl Fisher LLC


335 Selected Melodious Progressive and Technical Studies No. 2, Pottag / Andraud - Southern Music Company
60 Selected Studies for French Horn - Book 2, C. Kopprasch - Carl Fischer LLC


Melodious Etudes for Trombone Book 1, Johannes Rochut/ed. Alan Raph - Carl Fischer LLC
Selected Studies for Trombone, Himie Voxman - Rubank Inc. Music Pub.

Bass Trombone

20 Etudes for Bass Trombone, Lew Gillis - Southern Music Company

Euphonium & Baritone TC

Melodious Etudes for Trombone Book 1, Johannes Rochut/ed. Alan Raph - Carl Fischer LLC (Treble Clef transposition coming soon,)
Arban Complete Method, Joe Alessi & Brian Bowman - Encore Music Publishers


43 Bel Canto Studies, Bordogni - Alphonse Leduc - Robert King Inc.
40 Advanced Studies for Bb Bass (Tuba), H.W. Tyrell - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc


Masterpieces for Marimba, arr. Thomas McMillan - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Advanced Snare Drum Studies, Mitchell Peters - Mitchell Peters
Fundamental Method for Timpani, Mitchell Peters - Alfred Music Publishing

String Bass  

Any student auditioning for the All-State Bands may also audition for piano with no additional fee.  Piano would then be a secondary instrument and the student would only play piano on 1 or 2 pieces.

Audition Date

Auditions are Sunday, January 17, 2021 starting at 1:00 PM local time.  Information concerning audition schedules and locations will be posted on the IBA website when received from the Audition Center Hosts.  In the event of weather-related problems, auditions may be moved to the following Wednesday at the discretion of the host chairperson.

Audition Sites & Hosts
Click on site to see schedule. Click on host name to email host.
Bloomington High School North Tom Wilson
Concordia Lutheran High School - Ft. Wayne Jennifer Porath
Fishers High School Todd McCready
Floyd Central High School - Floyds Knobs Harold Yankey
Wm. H. Harrison High School - West Lafayette Steve Cotten
Jasper High School Chad Gayso
Penn High School - Mishawaka Glenn Northern
Pike High School - Indianapolis Aaron Burkhart
Valparaiso High School Miguel Rosario-Vega


Once members are selected there will be a $145.00 registration fee assessed per All-State Band member to cover meals, music, guest conductors, concert venue, etc.  There will also be a housing fee of $50.00 to cover two nights of lodging and on-site transportation.
Total fee = $195.00 per student.

Chaperones / Audition Help

We will again rely on your help at the local audition sites in January. Please indicate your availability on the summary form.  We will also need assistance for auditions/sectionals on-site at Purdue.  Our Vice President, Candi Granlund from Zionsville West Middle School, will be coordinating the auditions/sectionals.  Email Candi if you are available to volunteer for chaperoning and/or serving as an audition/sectional leader.  Chaperones receive all meals and a king room.


Dr. Kevin Sedatole, from Michigan State University, will conduct the All-State Honor Band. Dr. Rebecca Phillips, from Colorado State University, will conduct the All-State Band. Both of these conductors will provide an incredible experience for all involved.   Observing these rehearsals can be beneficial to everyone. IBA directors may earn professional growth points by observing the All-State Band rehearsals.  Certificates will be available from the IBA President.

Photo Order Form
Recording Order Form

All-State Photos

All-State Recordings

Performing Arts Photography by Bateman Mark Custom Recording Service, Inc.
Future All-State Band Dates
Tentative Audition Date All-State Band Festival Weekend
January 16, 2022 March 11 - 13, 2022
January 15, 2023 March 10 - 12, 2023
January 14, 2024 March 8 - 10, 2024
All-State Band Conductors 1961 - Present
All-State Members 1961 - Present / Excel Spreadsheet updated 4/23/18