Missouri All-State Band Audition Information

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All-State Band Audition Materials 2016-2019 Recommended Revisions

Deadline to submit suggestions is Monday, September 7, 2015.Submit one form for each Instrument/Set that needs to be reviewed.
Feel free to submit multiple forms.

Any suggested materials should be taken from the books currently used for the All-State Band material. If you believe a different book should be considered, please include an explanation in your submission.

All submissions will be carefully reviewed by the panel of ASB judges and the MBA Board of Directors and considered for implementation in the next cycle of audition materials beginning in the 2016-17 school year.

Contact Kim Pirtle with questions. kpirtle@boonville.k12.mo.us

Set 1: 2016 - 17
Set 2: 2017 - 18
Set 3: 2018 - 19
Set 4: 2019 - 20

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School Name & District where you teach *

E-mail address *
In case additional information is needed regarding your suggestion

Select Instrument *

Select Audition Set *

What needs to be revised? *
Scale, Excerpt, or other?

Which scale needs to be revised?

For Scales -- What should be the revised?
For Scales -- Explain your suggestion to revise this scale.

For Scales -- Why is this revision necessary?
Briefly justify why this scale needs to be altered.

For Musical Excerpts -- Identify what needs to be changed.
Indicate page number and exercise number.

For Musical Excerpts -- Why does this item need to be changed?
Briefly explain and justify why this item needs to be changed.

For Musical Excerpts -- What do you suggest as an alternate selection?
Include: Book title, page number, exercise number

For Other Revision Suggestions -- Explain any other revisions needed -- Be Specific
Indicate: Instrument and Set #

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FRENCH HORN SETS:  The 60 Selected Studies book is now published through Kalmus.   Please see the MBA Set sheet for adjustments with the new edition.

ALL SET REVISIONS ARE POSTED!!! 

If you need an invoice for your school, go to "Forms" on the main page.

College Fair Exhibitors may register by contacting the President of MBA.  Go to "Forms on the main page for an invoice.

Please click on the "Audition Lists" link.  Percussion Sets 1-4 will be posted shortly.

NEW!  SCALE SHEET!

  • Please note that ALL scales now have a scale sheet and are required to be performed at a MINIMUM of 88 (16th notes) on the metronome.
  • ALL scales must be memorized.
  • All scales MUST be performed exactly as written on the scale sheet.

For a complete listing of last year's Missouri All-State Band and Orchestra, please click "audition results" in the left hand column.

  • All-State Audition Procedures for 2015
    AUDITION DAY INFORMATION Show this to your director!!! Here is a summary of the procedures for registering students for the Missouri All-State Band auditions on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Hickman High School. Please look it over carefully!
    •  Please double check the student information on your printout for accuracy, especially the spelling of each student’s name.  Student’s names will appear in the All-State concert program and on their t-shirt as it appears on your printout.
    • All registration will be done online.  After your district auditions you will go to www.missouribandmasters.org and register your school and all students that intend to audition for state on December 6.
    • When registering your students, please take the time to include the student’s home address, phone number and email address.  This information would become vital in the event of a cancellation due to weather, and simply copying the school’s address and other contact information would not enable us to contact the students.
    •  You will register for both All State Band and All State Jazz Band on the MBA website.
    • Schools will pay for both registrations with one check made out to MBA.
    • The deadline to register your students will be Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  Up until that date you may go back into your school account and add, delete, or edit your school and student information.  At midnight on November 19 the registration process will close.
    • The audition fee is $10.00 per audition and you must pay for all students that have been registered.  If you register 10 students and only 5 actually come on December 6, you will still owe $100.00 for all that have registered.  This is consistent with the district and state solo/ensemble festival procedures.
    • NOTE:  There will be a $25.00 fee assessed to any late entry or correction in any part of the registration.  This fee will be accessed to each correction.  It is a huge undertaking to make adjustments to this process after the deadline.  This fee will be due on the day of the auditions just like the regular fee.  MBA accepts only cash, checks, or money orders made payable to “Missouri Bandmasters.”
    • NO CASH REFUNDS will be made on the day of All-State auditions.  If your school issues you a check to pay for the auditions, please make sure it is for the correct amount.
    • On December 6, only directors/school representatives will need to check in.
    • Upon check in, directors/school reps will be handed a folder with their students’ registration forms and randomly generated audition numbers, your school’s information to verify, an invoice for any fees due, and any other pertinent information.
    • The director/school rep check-in will run from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00a.m. on December 6.
    • The actual auditions will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Please encourage your students to go into the audition room when they are ready.  All the judges feel that a good audition is a good audition, whether it is at 9:00 am or 1:00 pm.  Don’t let them sit around and wait!
    • The clarinets will once again be using a different procedure for auditions.  Please read the “clarinet procedures” section on the MBA website.  It appears under All-State Band audition procedures.
    • After the preliminary audition in a particular room is finished, please instruct your student to report to the commons area at Hickman High School to see if they are called back.  After the call backs are completed have your student once again report to the commons area.  Students that finish at the top of their section will be called into the office and be asked if they would like to play in the band, orchestra, or maybe the jazz band.  Their name will be announced over a loudspeaker twice and if they do not report in a short amount of time, a coin will be flipped to determine their placement.   
      Please read the following statements in regards to eligibility and home school associations.  This policy was developed in conjunction with the Missouri State High School Activities Association.
    • Missouri Bandmasters Association does not allow home school associations or affiliate registered schools to audition for placement in an all-district honor ensemble or all-state honor ensemble.
    • Missouri Bandmasters Association follows all MSHSAA By-Laws regarding eligibility and responsibility for supervision.
    • The all-district/all-state ensembles are culminating events, sponsored by the ‘organization’ involving MSHSAA member schools, much like MSHSAA district and state music festivals.
      If you have any other questions about the All-State Pre-registration procedure, please contact All-State Coordinator Kim Pirtle at kpirtle@boonville.k12.mo.us or call 660-287-3177.
  • Piccolo Audition Procedures
    1. Piccolo auditions are separate from flute auditions and will require a separate number (and audition fee).
    2. Piccolo auditions will begin at the same time as flute callbacks.
    3. The piccolo audition room will be posted with flute callbacks
  • Clarinet Audition Procedures

    Clarinet Audition Procedures

    Missouri All-State Band Clarinet Auditions

    Revised: 12/3/14

    Background: The past thirty plus years have seen major changes in the Missouri All-State Band audition process. The addition of the Honorable Mention Band, the use of winds in the Missouri All-State Orchestra, plus the increase in the number of students auditioning have been just a few of the demands put upon the process. As a result of these demands and the need to deal with more students efficiently and accurately, the procedure for clarinet auditions will be as follows:

    1. There will be three Preliminary Rooms open at 9:00am with two or more judges in each room.
    2. At approximately 9:45 am, the Prelim Rooms will take a short break to begin posting callbacks.  These will be posted in the lobby and on the projector screen.
    3. The Call-Back room will begin auditioning as soon as possible am in the Little Theater with three new judges. As soon as the prelim rooms have posted their first list of call backs these rooms will resume first round auditions. Additional call-backs will be posted periodically throughout the afternoon. The final call-back sheet will be labeled as such.
    4. Students that have completed their audition in the Prelim Room need to periodically check the call-back list in the commons area. Just because they were not called back in the first list does not mean they will not be called back at all!! Keep checking the call-backs until the final call back list has been posted.
    5. Once the Prelim Rooms are finished and all students have auditioned a final call-back list will be posted. At that time any students NOT called back on any list will be excused and may leave.

    Additional notes: Directors please advise your students to proceed to a prelim room in a timely fashion beginning at 9:00am. Also advise them to be available in the commons area to check those call-back lists early and often.

  • Audition Lists

    There will no longer be a booklet with this information.  All information will be located on the website.


    Set Rotations:
    » 2012-2013 Set I
    » 2013-2014 Set II
    » 2014-2015 Set III
    » 2015-2016 Set IV

    Woodwinds

    Brass

    Percussion

    Complimentary pdf file for Set 1. Book will need to be purchased for Sets 2-4.

    Any questions concerning the Missouri All-State Band should be directed to:
    Kim Hartley Pirtle, All-State Band Coordinator

    kpirtle@boonville.k12.mo.us

  • Instrumentation

    Woodwinds

    chairs alternates
    Flute
    11 2
    Piccolo
    1 1
    Oboe
    English Horn
    2

    1

    2

    1

    Bassoon
    4 2
    Clarinet
    24 2
    Alto Clarinet
    2 1
    Bass Clarinet
    5 2
    Contra Alto Clarinet
    2 2
    Alto Saxophone
    5 2
    Tenor Saxophone
    2 2
    Baritone Saxophone
    2 2

    Brass

    chairs alternates
    Trumpet 11 2
    French Horn 8 2
    Trombone 9 2
    Baritone 4 2
    Tuba 6 2

    Percussion

    chairs alternates
    Option I 4 2
    Option II 2 2
    Option III 2 2
  • Audition Results
  • All-State Band Audition Pre-Registration: 2014-2015

    Missouri All-State Band Audition Registration

    ALL-STATE BAND AUDITION REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

    View Your Audition and School Information

    Any questions concerning the Missouri All-State Band should be directed to:
    Kim Pirtle, Missouri All-State Band Coordinator
    kpirtle@boonville.k12.mo.us

  • Missouri All-State Band Recorded Audition Procedures and Material, Invoice and Statement of Authenticity

    ALL-STATE CONCERT BAND

    (click the link below to print and complete student/director form and invoice to be included with your submission)

    Invoice ASB RECORDED Aud

    Recorded Audition Procedure

     

    1. Record audition in ONE TRACK (no editing) on a CD that can be played in a stereo, or Windows computer.  Please test the CD to make sure it plays both ways.  You may record multiple times, but the final recording that is submitted must be on a SINGLE track, UNINTERRUPTED, and ALL-INCLUSIVE.
    2. Use ONE CD per audition. Students who are performing in multiple auditions must use separate CD’s for each audition.
    3. Identification of CD:  On the CD, write in this order:

    Concert Band

    Student Name (first, last)

    Instrument

    School

    4.There should be NO TALKING whatsoever on the recording.  Make sure all music is in the proper order and ready to go before beginning the recording.

    5.Record the material required in the order it was given in the instructions.  Do not stop the recording during the audition – percussionists need to have all equipment set up and ready to make changes quickly.

    6.Students may use music on all recorded material. No memorization required. This includes scales as well as prepared etudes.

    7.Students auditioning for more than one ensemble or with auditions on multiple instruments MUST provide their director with an order of preference if they are chosen for more than one ensemble (including All State Choir), and/or if they make the band on more than one instrument.  The director will need to send this list with the CD recordings.  THIS PREFERENCE LIST IS MANDATORY FOR RECORDINGS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE AUDITION PROCESS.

    8. Directors will be required to submit a statement of authenticity verifying that their students have produced the recordings in one through track and their identity is confirmed.

    9.Payment:  $10 per audition.  Checks should be endorsed to MBA.  No P.O’s are allowed. No Credit cards are allowed.   If you are a school who has paid in advance, please indicate on signature form.

    10.Mailing instructions will be sent out if the live auditions on December 6 are cancelled.  The window of submission will be December 7 - 13, 2014.  DO NOT SEND RECORDINGS FED -EX.  Please make sure your method of mailing will be deliverable to a P.O. Box address.

    11.Violations in the recording process that would cause the recording to be disqualified would include but not limited to:

    Talking on recording

    Non-through performance (recording stops and restarts prior to completion)

    Missing verification form with Director signature.

    Missing payment

    Missing audition material

     

     

    MISSOURI BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
    ALL-STATE BAND AUDITION STATEMENT OF AUTHENTICITY
    SCHOOL NAME
    CITY
    Student Statement
    “I _______________________________(PRINT student name) verify the enclosed Mo. All-State Band audition recording was performed by me in one through performance.”
    Student Signature ________________________________ Date _______________
    Director Statement
    “I ______________________________ (PRINT Director name) verify the enclosed Mo. All-State Band audition recording was performed by the above named student in one through performance.
    Director Signature _______________________________ Date _______________
    Enclose this form for each student (CD) that is being submitted. Include one invoice for all recordings.
    MISSOURI BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
    RECORDED AUDTION INVOICE
    SCHOOL NAME
    DIRECTOR NAME
    CITY
    Date
    _______ Number of student auditions enclosed (no. of CD ’s)
    X$10 each
    TOTAL ENCLOSED
    *Purchase orders in lieu of payment are not accepted. Make checks payable to Missouri Bandmasters Association, Inc. and submit with this form.
    MISSOURI BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
    Federal Tax ID #31-1789334

     

     

     

     

    All State Concert Band

    Recorded audition material

     

    Piccolo

     

     FLUTE

     

    OBOE & ENGLISH HORN

     

    BASSOON

     

    CLARINET

     

    ALTO CLARINET

     

     BASS CLARINET

     

    CONTRA CLARINET

     

    ALTO SAXOPHONE

     

    TENOR SAXOPHONE

     

    BARITONE SAXOPHONE

     

    TRUMPET

     

    FRENCH HORN

     

     TROMBONE

     

    BARITONE BC

     

    BARITONE TC

     

    TUBA

     

    PERCUSSION OPTION I

     

    PERCUSSION OPTION 2

     

     PERCUSSION OPTION 3

  • Missouri All-State Jazz Band Recored Audition Procedures, Materials, Invoice, Statement of Authenticity

    All State Jazz Band

    Recorded Audition Procedure

     

    1. Record audition in ONE TRACK (no editing) on a CD that can be played in a stereo, or Windows computer.  Please test the CD to make sure it plays both ways.  You may record multiple times, but the final recording that is submitted must be on a SINGLE track, UNINTERRUPTED, and ALL-INCLUSIVE.
    2. Use ONE CD per audition.  Multiple auditions must use separate CD’s for each audition.
    3. Identification of CD:  On the CD, write in this order:

    Jazz Band

    Student Name, first, last

    Instrument

    School

    1. There should be NO TALKING whatsoever on the recording.  Make sure all music is in the proper order and ready to go before beginning the recording.
    2. Record the material required in the order it was given in the instructions.  Do not stop the recording during the audition - make sure all play along recordings are cued and ready to go. Check the volume of play along recordings and student to make sure both can be heard before beginning the audition recording.
    3. Students may use music on all recorded material.
    4. Students auditioning for more than one ensemble or with auditions on multiple instruments must provide their director with an order of preference if they are chosen for more than one ensemble and/or if they make the band on more than one instrument.  The director will need to send this list with the CD recordings. THIS PREFERENCE LIST IS MANDATORY FOR RECORDINGS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
    5. Record material in this order:
    1. Swing Etude from “(with play along track)
    2. Latin Etude from “” (with play along track)
    3. Approaching the Standards “” (with play along track) – Play the head and improvise two choruses, STOP; Piano, Vibes, Guitar, Bass, and Drums – Play the head, comp/walk one chorus, improvise 2 choruses, STOP
    4. Blues in C “ (with play-along track) Play the head and improvise two choruses, STOP; Piano, Vibes, Guitar, Bass, and Drums – Play the head, comp/walk one chorus, improvise 2 choruses, STOP
    1. Directors will be required to submit a statement of authenticity verifying the identity of the students and that the recordings have been done in one through recording.
    2. Payment: $10 per audition.  Checks should be endorsed to MBA.  No P.O’s or credit cards allowed.  If you are a school who has paid in advance, please indicate such on the signature form.
    3. Mailing instructions will be sent out if live auditions on December 6 are cancelled.  The window for submission will be December 7 - 13, 2014.  DO NOT SEND RECORDINGS FED EX.  Make sure your method of mailing can be deliverable to a P.O. Box.
    4. Violations in recording process that would cause the recording to be disqualified include:

    Talking on recording

    Non-through performance (recording stops and restarts prior to completion)

    Missing verification form with Director signature

    Missing audition material

     

    MISSOURI BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
    ALL-STATE JAZZ BAND AUDITION STATEMENT OF AUTHENTICITY
    SCHOOL NAME
    CITY
    Student Statement
    “I _______________________________(PRINT student name) verify the enclosed Mo. All-State Jazz Band audition recording was performed by me in one through performance.”
    Student Signature ________________________________ Date _______________
    Director Statement
    “I ______________________________ (PRINT Director name) verify the enclosed Mo. All-State Jazz Band audition recording was performed by the above named student in one through performance.
    Director Signature _______________________________ Date _______________
    Enclose this form for each student (CD) that is being submitted. Include one invoice for all recordings.
    MISSOURI BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
    RECORDED AUDTION INVOICE
    SCHOOL NAME
    DIRECTOR NAME
    CITY
    Date
    _______ Number of student auditions enclosed (no. of CD’s)
    X$10 each
    TOTAL ENCLOSED
    *Purchase orders in lieu of payment are not accepted. Make checks payable to Missouri Bandmasters Association, Inc. and submit with this form.
    MISSOURI BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
    Federal Tax ID #31-1789334

  • ASB and ASJ Recorded Audition Mailing Procedure

    All State Band and All State Jazz Band

    Recorded Audition Mailing Procedure

    1.DIRECTORS:  PLEASE SEND ALL OF YOUR STUDENT'S RECORDINGS (CONCERT AND JAZZ BAND) IN ONE MAILING TO:

    Missouri Bandmasters Association

    Attn. Kim Pirtle

    P.O. Box

    Boonville, MO

    2. Mailing MUST be postmarked no later than DECEMBER 13, 2014 to be accepted.

    3. Include $10 per audition.  Checks should be made payable to: Missouri Bandmasters Association.  No P.O.'s or credit cards will be accepted.  Do not send cash.

    4. If a student DID NOT pre-register for All State auditions through the MBA website, you must pay the $10 audition fee plus an additional $25 late fee for a total of $35 per audition.  Directors should submit the additional student's name, instrument, mailing address, phone number and email address.

    5.  Include the Director Verification of Authenticity Form with recorded auditions.  (form can be accessed through the MBA website)

    6.  Include list of student preferences for those auditioning on more than one instrument or for more than one ensemble with recorded auditions.  This list is REQUIRED for recordings to be eligible for consideration.

  • Forms

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2015-16  Missouri All-State Band Conductor

Colonel Larry H. Lang - United States Air Force Band


Any questions concerning the Missouri All-State Band should be directed to:
Kim Pirtle, Missouri All-State Band Coordinator

kpirtle@boonville.k12.mo.us