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 14, 2017
  • 2nd Round Audition Times
  • Time: Each district’s audition times are sent to the District Director and are published in the September edition of the Louisiana Musician. 
  • Fee: $15 per audition, paid to the district.  District Director will submit a single district check for all 2nd round audition entries to the Band Division Chair.
  • 2017 – 2nd Round Location: Pineville High School, 1511 Line Street, Pineville, LA 71360

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)
  • 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. The snare etude has changed as of 2018-19.
         Set I   2016-17

         Set II  – 2017-18
         Set III – 2018-19 Note: There is no longer a bass trombone audition.
         Set IV – 2019-20
  • Sight-Reading – All students will sight read a short selection. (30% of score)

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.

Additional information can be found in the LMEA Handbook.