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Junior All-State Band

The Thirteenth Annual Junior All-State Band Festival is scheduled to be held Thursday - Saturday, January 14, 15 and 16 at the Indiana Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Ft. Wayne.  The finale concert will be featured on Saturday, January 16 at the conference.  This will be an exciting opportunity for 100 outstanding students in grades seven through nine.  This year the band will present the Indiana premiere of a commission from the Kneel Consortium by Harrison Collins.   IMEA will make a decision no later than October 1 if it is possible to have the conference.  In the event the conference is cancelled, the Junior All-State Band performance will become a virtual event.  The audition music is available on the IBA website beginning Monday, Sept. 14. Questions may be directed to the event coordinators: Rob Shaver or Kati Briel. 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 two excerpts to be recorded and uploaded online with the student application.  Audition music will be posted on Monday, September 14.  The recording may not be electronically edited.  The application/upload link will open October 24 and close at 11:59 PM EST on November 13. The $10 audition fee must be paid individually online via PayPal.   No late entries will be accepted!
Audition Music
Flute only Flute & Piccolo Oboe
Bassoon Clarinet Bass Clarinet
Alto / Tenor Sax Bari Sax Trumpet
Horn Trombone / Baritone BC Baritone TC
Tuba Percussion  

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.

On-Site Registration

If the in-person event is able to continue, registration begins Thursday, January 14 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 16 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.

Each application requires a $10 fee which must be paid by online via PayPal before you upload your recordings.
Once members are selected, there will be a $195.00 registration fee assessed per Junior All-State Band member to cover meals, music, guest conductor, concert venue and two nights of lodging. 

Linda Moorhouse from the University of Illinois will conduct the 2021 Junior All-State Band.  Directors are welcome to observe the rehearsals. 

Chaperones / Sectional Staff

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

Junior All-State Photos Junior All-State Recordings
Performing Arts Photography by Bateman Soundwaves Recording
Junior All-State Band Members 2009 - Present / Excel Spreadsheet