Middle School All State Band Information

Middle School Band includes grades 6, 7, and 8

 

***** Recordings*****

Please record THREE separate recording files, one for each track (scale, lyrical etude & technical etude). Students must play alone.

 

LINK TO OPUS EVENT ALL STATE REGISTRATION SITE

 

Click here for audition materials

 

OMEA All-State Audition/Application fee per student is $10 paid via credit card ($7 screening fee + $3 application fee) by October 3rd 11:59:59 PM - The fee must be paid first before audition files can be uploaded.

 

All-State Registration Fee: $269.00 (due after students have been selected & notified --> December 12, 2018) paid via credit card only (Parents will be allowed access to Opus to complete the Registration and payment process)

 

Middle School All-State Band Dates: Thursday, February 14 - Friday, February 15, 2019

 

Rehearsals will be held at the downtown Portland Hilton and the performance will be held at Franklin High School in Portland.

 

All audition and registration fees must be paid online with a credit card to be submitted

 

2019 All State Middle School Band: Conducted by Willy Owens Bio & Photo

STATEWIDE REPRESENTATION IS STILL OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY! AT LEAST ONE STUDENT FROM EACH SCHOOL WILL BE SELECTED PROVIDED THERE IS ONE WHO CAN SUCCESSFULLY PERFORM THE AUDITION MATERIAL. 

 

When submitting auditions for All-State this year, please be sure to submit multiple students given they are able to proficiently play the audition material. At least 5 would be ideal.  This allows us to better insure a well balanced instrumentation for the band. In the past it has not been uncommon to select a director's 7th or 8th choice in order to fill out a section. This is particularly true for large sections that are less well represented. Additionally, It can be very challenging to balance a group when multiple directors have only submitted one student, especially if that one student is for a section that tends to be small. Thanks everyone!!