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Junior All-State Band

The Fourteenth Annual Junior All-State Band Festival will be held Thursday - Saturday, January 13, 14 and 15, 2022 at the Indiana Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Ft. Wayne.  The finale concert will be featured on Saturday, January 15 at the conference.  This will be an exciting opportunity for 100 outstanding students in grades seven through nine.  The audition music is available on the IBA website beginning Monday, September 12. Questions may be directed to the event coordinators: Katy Briel, band director at Clark Pleasant Middle School or Jim Tewell, band director at Franklin Community Middle School.

The Junior All-State audition will consist of two excerpts to be recorded and uploaded online with the student application.  The recording may not be electronically edited.  The application/upload link will open October 23 and close at 11:59 PM EST on November 12. The $10 audition fee must be paid individually online via PayPal.   No late entries will be accepted!

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.
Please confirm your students’ availability for the entire Junior All-State event.  Students must participate in 100% of the event activities. Registration begins Thursday, January 13 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 15 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

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