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Indiana Bandmasters Association
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All-State Band
2021 Virtual All-State Band Performance
YouTube Premiere - Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Performance / Program
The 2022 Indiana Bandmasters Association All-State Band Festival will be held March 11 - 13 at Purdue University in West Lafayette.  The finale concert will be at the Elliott Hall of Music. Outstanding musicians, who are students of IBA members, in grades 9 -12 are eligible for 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 All-State Festival weekend (March 11, 12 and 13, 2022). Students must verify their availability.  We ask that directors confirm that each student applying from your school is available for the entire All-State weekend (March 11 12, 13) before the January auditions.  Students participating are required to attend all events (100% of every rehearsal) during the festival.  Students unable to make that commitment should not apply to audition.
Audition Requirements

All students auditioning pay a $10.00 entry fee per instrument and are required to record (audio only - (MP3 or M4A) a chromatic scale and 2 etudes for his/her instrument to upload.  The chromatic scales are used to demonstrate the student’s mastery of the full range of the instrument,  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 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 an additional chromatic scale and one etude on the second instrument.)  Students auditioning may not always be able to play every excerpt perfectly at the tempo indicated.  Each percussionist will be required to prepare etudes  on both snare drum and keyboard mallets.  There will be no timpani recording required for the 2021 audition. 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 each 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.

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 9, 2022 March 11 - 13, 2022
January 15, 2023 March 10 - 12, 2023
January 14, 2024 March 8 - 10, 2024
January 12, 2025 March 14 - 16, 2025
All-State Band Conductors 1961 - Present
All-State Members 1961 - Present / Excel Spreadsheet