7th and 8th Grade All-State Band Festival Information
Attention all 7th and 8th Grade Band Students in Advanced Band and Intermediate Band! All of you will be preparing to audition for the All-State Band Auditions coming up in October. You received your audition music in class this week. Please practice and be ready to make a live recording with Ms. M in October. Practicing, preparing, and making this recording are NOT OPTIONAL! Every 7th and 8th grade student in Advanced and Intermediate Band will be graded on their audition recording !
Participating in the official All-State Band Audition is optional but highly recommended! For those that pay the $25 entry fee, Ms. M will submit your recording to the judges for a chance to be selected to be in the All-State Band (which is comprised of THE BEST Junior High musicians in the entire state of Arizona!)
The $25 entry fee must be PAID BY OCTOBER 1st, checks only, made out to "ALA Gilbert North Band Boosters." Attach your check to the registration form found below or on the yellow letter your student brought home. You can also upload the registration form and print it out from home as well. Please direct any questions to Donna Gilbert: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL-STATE BAND AUDITION INFORMATION
WHO: All 7th and 8th grade ALA Gilbert-North Eagles Band students
WHAT: Auditioning for All-State Band
WHEN: Registration Deadline is Friday, October 5 Live recordings with Ms. M completed between Oct. 8-Oct. 26 If selected, All-State Band Concert is on Saturday, March 16, 2019
WHERE: Shadow Mountain High School (2902 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028)
HOW: Ms. M will record your audition and submit it for you
COST: $25.00 Registration Fee (optional..see below for details). Please pay with check made out to “ALA Gilbert North Band Boosters” by Monday, October 1. No late submissions can be accepted!
WHY:If you are selected, you will get to play with the BEST Junior High Band Students in Arizona! You will have an amazing experience working with a fantastic conductor. Ms. M has seen that her students that prepare for this audition improve in their playing abilities quickly. Also, it will improve the entire band’s technic and theory skills as a whole.
* PLEASE NOTE: All 7th and 8th graders are REQUIRED to practice and prepare for this audition. We want as many to participate as possible, but we understand if it is not financially possible for some to pay the $25 fee. We are asking that EVERY band student make an audition recording - this will be turned in for a grade! Only those who complete the registration form below AND pay the $25 fee will have their recordings submitted for official review and for a chance to be selected for the All-State Band. Ms. M will work on all audition materials during class time to help her students be successful! Go Band!!!
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 2018-2019 (arranged in order of Registration deadlines)
AMEA 7th and 8th Grade All-State Band - Registration: 10/5/2018 - Submit Recordings: 10/8 to 10/26/2018 - If Selected, Final Registration: 1/18/2019 - Performance at Shadow Mountain HS in Phoenix, AZ: 3/16/2019
AMEA High School Solo and Ensemble Festival - TIER 1 Registration: 11/16/2018 - TIER 1 Festival: 1/19/2019 - TIER 2 Registration: 1/31/2019 - TIER 2 Festival at Northern Arizona University: 4/13/2019
ABODA High School All-State Jazz Band Festival - Registration: 11/16/2018 - Auditions: 1/12/2019 - Performance at Mesa Arts Center: 1/31/2019
AMEA High School All-Regional and All-State Honor Festivals - All-Regional Registration: 11/30/2018 - Auditions: 11/25 - 11/26/2019 - All-Regional Festival at Mountain View HS: 2/15-2/16/2019 - All-State Registration: 2/22/2019 - Auditions: 3/8-3/9/2019 - All-State Festival at Northern Arizona University: 4/11-4/13/2019
ABODA Junior High Area and State Band Festivals - Area Registration: 12/7/2018 - Festival: February/March 2019 - State Registration: 4/5/2019 - Festival at Mesa Community College: 5/8/2019
ABODA High School Area and State Concert Festivals - Area Registration: 12/7/2018 - Area Festival: February/March 2019 - State Registration: 3/15/2019 - State Concert Festival at Chandler Center for the Arts: 4/23-4/26/2019
ABODA Junior High and High School Area and State Jazz Festivals - Area Registration: 12/7/2018 - Area Festival: February/March 2019 - State Registration: 3/15/2019 - State Jazz Festival at Mesa Community College: 4/24-4/26/2019
AMEA Junior High Solo and Ensemble Festival - Registration: 1/11/2019 - Festival at Highland Lakes School in Glendale, AZ: 2/23/2019