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• Audition dates, fees, and locations (1st and 2nd round)
• Audition requirements (includes links to scales and etudes)
Students in grades 9 - 12 whose directors are currently members of LMEA are eligible to audition for All-State Band. A student auditioning for the All-State Band must be a member of his/her school's instrumental music program and ensemble. In a situation where there is no program in the school, the student must be certified by the eligible music teacher at the school (LMEA membership required) or a private teacher (LMEA membership required).
There are two All-State Bands that perform during the annual LMEA conference – the symphonic band, with approximately 60 members, and the concert band, with approximately 80 members. If selected, a student's rank in the 2nd round auditions will determine which band he/she will participate in. Both bands traditionally perform the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.
1st round All-State Honor Band auditions:
2nd round All-State Honor Band auditions:
Auditions for All-State wind instruments include scales, two prepared etudes, and sight reading as described below. Percussion auditions require a proficiency on batter, melodics, and timpani.
Scales - Click here for a chart listing the octave, tempo, and articulation requirements for ALL instruments. With the exception of mallet percussion, students are responsible for preparing all twelve major scales and the chromatic scale the full range of their instrument. Click on an instrument below for the scales in musical notation. Specific scale requirements for mallets can be found by clicking "All Percussion" below.
in musical notation
Prepared Etudes - All instruments are required to perform two etudes, one fast and one slow.
Sight-Reading - All students will be required to sight-read a short piece. They are encouraged to practice sight-reading in simple, compound, and mixed meters, in a variety of keys, and be comfortable with chromatics, accidentals, and a variety of rhythms (including syncopation, triplets, dotted rhythms, and rests). Percussion will sight-read on both snare and melodics.
First round will be posted on this site as soon as available - usually the night of auditions. Click on "Audition Results" in the navagation bar on the left.
Second round will be posted on the state's website. Click on "LMEA Website" in the navagation bar on the left.
Last Updated: June, 2012