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Indiana Bandmasters Association
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All-State Band

2020-2021 All-State Band will be a virtual experience.  While nothing truly can replace the in-person ensemble, we believe the plans that are being made will make this unique experience a worthwhile event for the selected students.  A video performance of the ensemble will be released to the public via YouTube on Sunday, March 28. 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 a Zoom sectional rehearsal on Sunday, February 28 and submit their individual performance video recording by Wednesday, March 3. Students must verify their availability.  We ask that students not audition if they cannot make a commitment to these requirements.

Registration Instructions
  1. Directors must register their school for the All-State Band audition event. 
  2. Fill out the Director / School Registration.   When you complete the form and press submit, the next screen will show you a “school access code” for you to distribute to your students.
  3. If you teach at more than one school you will need to fill out a registration for each school. Go back to the Director / School Registration and select: Continue an already started All-State Band Application for a new school. Then log back in using the same email address and password.  Then select: Click Here to Start a New Entry for a school not listed above.  You will then receive a different password for the second school.
  4. Next give your students information about the event, where to find the IBA website and the school access code.
  5. Students register individually online by selecting Student Application / Audition Upload.  When a student completes the form and upload you should automatically receive a computer-generated email verifying the registration.  The application and recording upload must be completed at the same time.  The excerpt recordings are individually uploaded.  Students should wait until they have their final recordings of each excerpt before starting the application. The Student Application / Audition Upload window will open December 19 and close January 10.
  6. Each student application / recording upload requires a $10 fee which must be paid online via PayPal.  The student application window will close Sunday, January 10, at 11:59 PM EST.

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 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.


The 2021 All-State audition will be recorded and uploaded online with the student application. The recordings may not be electronically edited.  The application/upload link will open December 19 and close at 11:59 PM EST on January 10. The $10 audition fee must be paid individually online via PayPal.   No late entries will be accepted!

Audition Excerps for 2021
Flute / Piccolo Oboe / English Horn Bassoon
Bb & Eb Clarinets Bass & Contra Bass Clarinets Saxophones
Trumpet Horn Trombone & Bass Trombone
Bartione TC Euphonium Tuba
Percussion String Bass  


Once members are selected there will be a $67 fee assessed per All-State Band member.

Zoom Sectional Rehearsal

There will be a required sectional rehearsal via Zoom on Sunday afternoon February 28, 1:00 - 3:30 PM. Selected students will receive an email wiht specific instructions.

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