All-State Band

1st Round Auditions:

  • Dates, fees, and locations are set by each district. These auditions must use the same audition materials and follow the same audition procedure as 2nd round. All 1st round auditions must be completed by the last Saturday in September.

2nd Round Auditions:

  Important Audition Dates, Fees, and Locations:

  • Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Audition Times: Each district’s audition times are sent to the District Director and are also published in the September edition of the Louisiana Musician (mailed to all members and also available online).
  • Fee: $15 per audition, paid to the district.  Each District Director will submit a single district check to the Band Division Chair for all 2nd round audition entries from their district.
  • 2019 – 2nd Round Location: Pineville High School, 1511 Line St, Pineville, LA 71360

Required Form – All students auditioning must submit this form to their district director at first round or no later than the last Saturday in September.

  Auditions Requirements:

  • Scales – all twelve major scales and the chromatic scale must be played in the order and with the articulation found on the All-State Scale Sheets.  (30% of score) (All scale sheets have been updated – 7/19)
  • Percussion will also need the 4-Mallet Exercise Sheet, which contains all four exercise sets.
    Set I   – 2016-17
    Set II  – 2017-18
    Set III – 2018-19
    Set IV – 2019-20
  • Prepared Selections – There is a 4-year rotation consisting of one slow and one fast selection. (40% of score)
    Note: Percussion audition includes requirements on melodics, snare, and tympani.
    Set I   – 2016-17

    Set II  – 2017-18
    Set III – 2018-19
    Set IV – 2019-20
  • Sight-Reading – All students will sight read a short selection. (30% of score)
  • Additional information can be found in the LMEA Handbook.

  Audition Results:

  • Results will be posted on this website under All-State -> Audition Results: All-State as soon as possible once they are finalized for all ensembles requiring wind and percussion players.
  • Assignment to symphonic band, concert band, and orchestra is based on total score.
    Note: Seniors have a choice between band and orchestra.
  • Ties will be broken in the following order:  the sight-reading score, the scale score, the prepared material score, a coin toss.