70th Annual Colorado All-State Band
After a great deal of research and heart-wrenching discussion, the All State Band Steering Committee has unanimously voted to cancel the in-person 2021 All State Band.
While not an easy decision, it is the best one: the scheduled venues are currently closed and have canceled events through the spring, most school districts are not approving or allowing student travel, gathering limits would make a large band rehearsal impossible, and transmission rates are still too high in many communities. The CDC has forecast that immunizations for the general population will take until summer to complete, and urges continued vigilance, social distance, and gathering limits through March. Although no one can predict what things might look like in late March, we needed to make a safe and prudent decision sooner rather than later.
All auditioning students will be receiving detailed comments and feedback from the audition evaluators.
WE WILL BE HONORING ALL STATE STUDENTS AND THEIR HARD WORK! A LIST OF ALL STATE MUSICIANS
WILL BE POSTED SOON.
We hope to recognize, honor, and serve these students and are working to provide the following: an All State Band Patch and Participant Certificate, an All State Band T-Shirt, and a Virtual Masterclass with a Faculty Member or Teacher/Performer on each instrument. In addition, we have asked the scheduled Guest Conductors to provide a video address which we will make available to the selected All State Musicians.
We have every intention and hope to return to an in-person event in 2022.