All State’s All-State Band Info

Greetings and welcome to a new Flute Friday.

Earlier this year, I resurrected the Practice Blueprints Series with a discussion on all-state audition preparation tips and general info for successfully navigating the all-state process in a handful of states. While writing these blog posts, I was fascinated by how differently each state varied their all-state format and required audition repertoire. This had me wanting a handy resource to quickly compare all-state requirements from, well, everywhere. Behold – the fruit of these labors. Today’s blog features general info and links to resources for all-state band auditions and festivals from all 50 states. Want a fun challenge for your studio? Ask students to prepare all-state audition material from another state and hold mock auditions during your next studio masterclass. Want to attend another state’s all-state festival to compare notes on all-state experiences and/or repertoire? Are you a band director searching for a new way to model your state’s all-state process (or at least reboot the all-state website)? This blog is for you! Hopefully, at the very least, this will be a good resource for navigating your state’s all-state processes now and in the future.

ALL STATE’S ALL-STATE BAND INFORMATION


Alabama

Website: https://alaband.org/all-state-festival/

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: October 31-November 9, 2021 depending on district

Audition Repertoire Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CfVC8pqyj_UVt3r5quEFHaDmPZJW6M4H  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): April 6-10, 2022; Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, Mobile, AL


Alaska

Website: https://asaa.org/activities/music/music-all-state-music-festival/

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: 22-Sep-21

Audition Repertoire Link: Flute – https://asaa.org/wp-content/uploads/AS-2021-FLUTE.pdf  

 ; Piccolo – https://asaa.org/wp-content/uploads/AS-2021-PICCOLO.pdf   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): November 18-20, 2021

West Anchorage High School, Anchorage, Alaska


Arizona

Website: https://azmea.org/high-school-regional-festival/  

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: March 14, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: “same as the All-Regional auditions.” *Please see your band director for more information

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): TBD – Last Festival April 9-10, 2021, May 1, 2021


Arkansas

Website: https://www.asboa.org/ClinicMaterials/2020Revision/Revision2020.html

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: February 5, 2022; Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Audition Repertoire Link: Set II – https://www.asboa.org/ClinicMaterials/2020Revision/SR%20Complete%202020%20REV.pdf  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February 17-19, 2022 Hot Springs Convention Center


California

Website: https://cbda.org/all-state-ensembles/auditions/

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: 11:59 PM on December 1, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13Lu3ux0sz2szYl4AY1vTkz6gCKQGpfQM  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February 17-20, 2022, William Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, CA


Colorado

Website: https://arts.unco.edu/music/all-state/

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: November 30, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://arts.unco.edu/music/all-state/  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): April 7-9, 2022, University of  Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado


Connecticut

Website: https://cmea.org/student-events/all-state/

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: Feb 5, 2022; North Haven High School

Audition Repertoire Link: https://cmea.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/HS-WWinds-Brass-Audition-Repertoire.pdf  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): March 31-April 2, 2022

CT Convention Center

100 Columbus Blvd

Hartford, CT 06103


Delaware

Website: https://www.delawaremea.org/20212022-allstate-info

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: January 8-15, 2022

Audition Repertoire Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bP3MXc88uPYJMNflqFz3q_6AUUsHjbceKqfgPfwM7QE/edit  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): March 24 – 26, 2022, Dover High School, Dover, DE


Florida

Website: https://fba.flmusiced.org/all-state/audition-requirements/

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: September 18-25, 2022

Audition Repertoire Link: https://fba.flmusiced.org/media/2016/all-state-requirements-2022-symphonic-band-woodwind.pdf  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): January 12-15, 2022, Tampa, Florida


Georgia

Website: https://www.gmea.org/asb-audition-information

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: District Auditions – December 11, 2022; Final Auditions January 8, 2022

Audition Repertoire Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14oSt_76SGuqU83gPYoBcBI0tkO3hHUvr  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): March 3-5, 2022; The Classic Center, Athens, Georgia


Hawaii

Website: N/A String All-State Orchestra Only


Idaho

Website: https://www.idahomusiced.org/events/allstate/allstate.php

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: Audition Registration Closes – Midnight, October 15, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://idahomusiced.org/forms/allstate/AllStateAudMusic/Flute.pdf  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February 2-5, 2022, Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), Nampa, Idaho


Illinois

Website: https://ilmea.org/imec

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: All-State Audition Recordings Due – Friday, December 17, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://racheltaylorgeier.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/794d6-topost-2022wind26percussionall-stateauditionmaterial.pdf  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): January 26-29, 2022, Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL


Indiana

Website: https://www.indianabandmasters.org/All-state/all-state.html

Audition Type: Live (Regional Sites)

Audition Deadlines: January 9, 2022 starting at 1:00 PM

Audition Repertoire Link: https://www.indianabandmasters.org/All-state/audition_etudes/1_flute-piccolo.pdf   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): March 11-13, 2022 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


Iowa

Website: https://ihsma.org/all-state-audition-information-2021/

Audition Type: Live (Regional Sites)

Audition Deadlines: October 23, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://ihsma.org/all-state-audition-information-2021/  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): November 18-20, 2021, Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State Center, Ames, Iowa


Kansas

Website: https://ksmea.org/hsband/

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: Jan. 8, 2022 – Salina-Lakewood Middle School

1135 E Lakewood Circle

Salina, KS

Audition Repertoire Link: https://ksmea.org/hsband/excerpts/  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February 26, 2022 – Century II Concert Hall, Wichita, KS


Kentucky

Website: https://kmea.org

Audition Type: Unknown *Please see your band director for more information

Audition Deadlines:

Audition Repertoire Link: *Unknown – please see your band director for more information

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February 2–5, 2022, Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY


Louisiana

Website: https://www.lmeamusic.org/all-state/band/

Audition Type: Live (Videotaped)

Audition Deadlines: Date, time, fees, and location for the 1st round audition are set by the District Director for his/her district; Wednesday, January 12, 2022 (midnight) – Deadline for District Directors to submit their district’s 2nd round audition videos to the Band Division Chair.

Audition Repertoire Link: https://www.lmeamusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/All-State-Band-Auditions-Set-IIe.pdf  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February 13-17, 2022, Baton Rouge, LA


Maine

Website: https://mainemmea.org/boc-all-state-festival/

Audition Type: Recorded (Video)

Audition Deadlines: Please see your band director for due dates.

Audition Repertoire Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QwNfbB16Q3lVCtEiGgogAnORlyiwyRo15Tf2fS3T5h0/edit  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): TBD (2022)


Maryland

Website: https://www.mdmea.org/all-state-auditions

Audition Type: Recorded (Video)

Audition Deadlines: October 27, 2021 at 11:59pm

Audition Repertoire Link: https://94f25311-6754-4534-b1d6-0b7479dbf12e.filesusr.com/ugd/793987_a1bf53cd7e464ce8b360360393664bac.pdf  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February 4-6, 2022 (Virtual)


Massachusetts

Website: http://www.massmea.org/newsevents/all-state-festival-concert/auditions

Audition Type: Recorded (Video)

Audition Deadlines: 5:00pm on Saturday, January 22, 2022

Audition Repertoire Link: http://www.massmea.org/sites/default/files/public/audition/2022/2022-All-State-Virtual-Audition-List.pdf; http://www.massmea.org/sites/default/files/public/scales/Flute.pdf  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): TBD (2022)


Michigan

Website: https://www.msboa.org/Events/All-State.aspx

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: Late October (Please see schedule: https://www.msboa.org/Portals/0/2021-2022%20All-State%20Audition%20Schedule-Master_1.pdf )

Audition Repertoire Link:  Unknown

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): January 28, 2022 – DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI


Minnesota

Website: https://mmea.org/events/all-state/auditions/

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: March 11, 2022

Audition Repertoire Link: https://auditionsolos.com/state_lists/MMEA_2022.htm; https://drive.google.com/file/d/1N3DihF978iwS-Ei9O0gQ_Sl41X4JFOgJ/view  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): August (Summer Camp), February (MMEA Midwinter Clinic) (Performance) Dates TBD


Mississippi

Website: Marching Band All-State Auditions Only – https://www.misslionsband.org

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: November 13, 2021, call backs November 20, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://www.misslionsband.org/auditioninfo.htm  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): Canada: Date TBD


Missouri

Website: https://missouribandmasters.org/missouri-all-state-band/

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: December 5, 2022 Hickman High School, Columbia, MO

Audition Repertoire Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OwJGOx2Y8SlDV76k5yQDn8IC-A8qDWXL   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): January 26-29, 2022 – Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach MO


Montana

Website: https://www.mhsa.org/page/show/2173367-festivals

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: June 13, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://cdn4.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0153/0703/Audition_Materials-Set_B_2021_1_.pdf#_ga=2.137231344.1996054389.1639173934-774582277.1639173929   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): October 20-22, 2021, Great Falls, MT


Nebraska

Website: https://www.nmeanebraska.org/2021-all-state-band

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: September 25, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://www.nmeanebraska.org/band-audition-materials  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): November 17-19, 2021, Lincoln, Nebraska


Nevada

Website: https://nmeamusic.org/nmeaevents/all-state-music-festival/

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: January 24-27, 2022 (based on district area)

Audition Repertoire Link: https://nmeamusic.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2021/10/2022-Nevada-All-State-Band-Audition-Information-FINAL.pdf  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): April 7-9, 2022 Reno, NV (UNR)


New Hampshire

Website: https://nhmea.org/festivals/all-state-music-festival/

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: November 20, 2021 at Manchester Memorial High School

Audition Repertoire Link: http://nhmea.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2021/09/2021-2022-All-State-Audition-Requirements-9-14-21.pdf   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): April 7-9, 2022 Concord, NH (Concord High School, Grappone Conference Center)


New Jersey

Website: https://njmea.org/all-state/hs-band/hs-band-auditions/  

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: January 22, 2022 – J.P. Stevens High School, Edison, NJ

Audition Repertoire Link: https://mea.nafme.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/07/2022-All-State-Bands-Solos.png ; Scales: https://njmea.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/06/ASB-Scale-Requirements.pdf  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February 25-26, 2022 (Rutgers University, New Jersey Performing Arts Center)


New Mexico

Website: https://www.nmmea.com/all-state/   

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: November 5, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: Unknown *Please see band director

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): January 15, 2022, Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho, NM


New York

Website: https://www.nyssma.org/parents-students/the-all-state-process/

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: Spring 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: NYSSMA Level VI solo *Please see band director (must have score of 98 or higher)

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): December 2-5, 2021, Rochester, NY


North Carolina

Website: https://www.ncbandmasters.org/auditions  

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: March 5, 2022 Atkins High School, Winston-Salem, NC

Audition Repertoire Link: https://www.ncbandmasters.org/11-12-solos-and-scales   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): April 29-May 1, UNC Chapel Hill


North Dakota

Website: https://www.ndallstate.org  

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: January 6-7, 2022 Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND

Audition Repertoire Link: https://f48a7b0b-85c0-4eb5-b673-bbd8b3161235.filesusr.com/ugd/c00551_c3621b3d8ff64b6dbd3397810ad5da02.pdf   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): March 24-26, 2022, Bismarck Event Center


Ohio

Website: https://app.getacceptd.com/omea  

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: 31-May-21

Audition Repertoire Link: https://app.getacceptd.com/omea  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February 2-5, 2022, Cleveland, OH


Oklahoma

Website: https://okmea.org/all-state/symphonic-band-and-wind-symphony/  

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: November 6, 2021 (First Round), December 4, 2021 (Second Round) – District Sites: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1foO4tUY11IIUTfB1w0WAuVBASleRrGXf/view  

Audition Repertoire Link: (Second Round) https://drive.google.com/file/d/12lfe2B0b-ovhrk-yK7kEG2DBuiIG9r2R/view ; Scales – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X3D253xsTlPfVAJh-x4xi5nYMetGHmJ3/view  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): January 19-22, 2022, Cox Business Center, Tulsa, OK


Oregon

Website: https://www.oregonmusic.org/All-State-Audition-Application-Info.html  

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: October 4, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://www.oregonmusic.org/files/All%20State/2022%20AllState%20and%20Conference/HS/SymphBandAudition_Materials-2022%20(1).pdf   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): January 13-16, 2022 Eugene, OR


Pennsylvania

Website: https://www.pmea.net/pmeaall-stateinformation/  

Audition Type: Recorded (video)

Audition Deadlines: February 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Audition Repertoire Link: (Login Required: https://www.pmea.net/wp-login.php?redirect_to=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pmea.net%2Fat-large-excerpts%2F)

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): April 6-9, 2022 Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Poconos


Rhode Island

Website: https://www.rimea.org/allstate  

Audition Type: Recorded (Video)

Audition Deadlines: November 20, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://www.rimea.org/pdf/member_handbook/allstate_winds_sr.pdf   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): March 28, 2022, VMA Auditorium, Providence, RI


South Carolina

Website: https://www.bandlink.org/all-state-band/auditions/

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: Regional Auditions – January 2022 https://www.bandlink.org/all-state-band/site-information/  

Audition Repertoire Link: (Login Required) – https://www.bandlink.org/all-state-band/auditions/audition-requirements/  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February-March 2022 (Regional – https://www.bandlink.org/all-state-band/site-information/)


South Dakota

Website: https://www.sdhsaa.com/activity/all-state-band/  

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: January 2022 – Please see schedule at https://www.sdhsaa.com/Handbook/FA-AllStateBand.pdf  

Audition Repertoire Link: Etudes: https://www.sdhsaa.com/FineArts/ASB-AuditionEtudes.pdf; Scales: https://www.sdhsaa.com/asb-audition-scales/  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): March 24-26, 2022, Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center – SDSU, Brookings, SD


Tennessee

Website: http://www.tnmea.org/all-state *unclear from website if All-State is scheduled for 2022 convention

Audition Type:

Audition Deadlines:

Audition Repertoire Link:  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): April 27-30, 2022, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN


Texas

Website: https://www.tmea.org/band/all-state/

Audition Type: Live (Regional Sites)

Audition Deadlines: *See band director for regional audition schedule

Audition Repertoire Link: https://www.tmea.org/band/audition-material/   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February 9-12, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas


Utah

Website: https://www.umea.us/all-state-band  

Audition Type: Recorded (Video)

Audition Deadlines: November, 21, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PTcXCoOf1PyiGl0HeJFxWDNOs7WkXmp8Ciq5DzxhC54/edit   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): January 12-14, 2022, Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, UT


Vermont

Website: https://www.vmea.org/all-state-music-festival  

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: January 15, 2022, CVU (Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg, VT

Audition Repertoire Link: Repertoire – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fqU1_Ux7xo_tpLwITu1Gw4G7SL_p48Z6/view; Scales – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uVwWEKdKuUXa_VfkfU49FJH22lf6QhPY/view   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): May 5-7, 2022, Chittenden County


Virginia

Website: https://www.vboda.org/index.php/all-virginia-band-and-orchestra.html

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: February 26, 2022 – James Madison University

Audition Repertoire Link: https://www.vboda.org/documents/All-VA/Etudes/2022%20All-VA%20Wind%20Audition%20Requirements.pdf (Etudes posted February 2022)

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): April 21-23, 2022, Christopher Newport University


Washington

Website: https://wmea.org/all-state/wmea-all-state-audition-materials/

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: October 7, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://wmea.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2022WindsPercussion.pdf   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): February 17-20, 2022, Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, WA


West Virginia

Website: https://www.wvallstateband.com  

Audition Type: Live

Audition Deadlines: December 3, 2021 – University of Charleston (Charleston, WV); December 4, 2021 – West. Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)

Audition Repertoire Link: https://www.wvallstateband.com/requirements   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): March 3-5, 2022 Clay Center, Charleston, West Virginia


Wisconsin

Website: https://wsmamusic.org/hs-honors/auditions/

Audition Type: Live (Regional Sites)

Audition Deadlines: February 5, 2022, Februrary 12, 2022 (see https://wsmamusic.org/hs-honors/auditions/ for regions)

Audition Repertoire Link: https://wsmamusic.org/files/2021/08/FluteHSH-.pdf   

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): June 18-21, 2022 Camp, October 27, 2022 Concert


Wyoming

Website: https://wyomea.org/programs-events/all-state-music-2022/  

Audition Type: Recorded

Audition Deadlines: November 6, 2021

Audition Repertoire Link: https://wyomea.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2021/09/2022-All-State-Band-Audition-FlutePiccolo.pdf  

All-State Festival Dates and Location(s): January 16-18, 2022, Rock Springs High School, Rock Springs, WY


What does the all-state process look like in your state? In what ways could you improve this process by reviewing the process in other states? How does the repertoire in your state compare to that in other states? Please comment below!

Happy Fluting!

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