70th Annual Colorado All-State Band
March 25-27, 2021 | Greeley, Colorado
Colorado All-State Concert Band
Dr. David Fullmer, Guest Conductor
Retired Director of Bands, Snow College (Utah)Conn-Selmer Educational Support Manager, Western RegionandColorado
All-State Symphonic Band
Dr. Russell Mikkelson, Guest Conductor
Director of Bands, The Ohio State University
At this time we are planning for an in-person event, March 25-27, 2021. A decision to cancel the event will not be made until early 2021, and will be based on the latest health department guidelines and recommendations. If the event is canceled, selected students will receive recognition as a member of the “Colorado All State Band” to include a certificate and/or patch and/or T-Shirt. Substitute virtual participation will be offered if possible. Students are encouraged to audition!
The 110-piece Concert Band is open only to students from high schools of 1,100 or fewer students[based on “enrollment” count in 2019-2020 CHSAA Directory](Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)
The 110-piece Symphonic Band is open to students from all schools. (Juniors and Seniors only)
Fees and Procedures
A $25.00 fee will be charged for each auditioning student. Audition materials and procedures will be the same for both bands
March 25-27, 2021(Greeley, Colorado)
Colorado All State Band Eligibility Requirements
Adopted August 26, 2020
Membership in All-State Band is limited to students who are members of a curricular Colorado high school band for the entire school year, and who’s directors are current members of the Colorado Music Educators Association and the Colorado Bandmasters Association. Director and Administrator approval are necessary to audition and participate. At the time of the audition and the festival, students must be eligible under the rules of the Colorado High School Activities Association; the student’s director is responsible for ensuring academic eligibility.
If no curricular band class exists at the school, students must still receive administrative and music teacher approval; the music teacher (or if none exists another school official) must be a member of CMEA and CBA. Home schooled students must be enrolled in a local public or private school band.
2020-2021 COVID Exceptions / Addendum
- No matter the circumstances, director and administrative approval is still required to audition and participate.
- If a COVID related schedule change or remote learning situation makes it impossible for the student to be enrolled in a concert band or jazz band at their school, then the director canstill approve participation in All State and waive the school band requirement. It is expected that the student would have been eligible in the 2019-2020 school year (except possibly their grade in school).
- It is expected that those that audition would be willing to attend the event if accepted. These events would only be held if safe to do so and able to meet local and state health requirements.
Major Scale of your choice: 2 octaves, in 16th notes, quarter-note = 112Harmonic Minor Scale of your choice: 2 octaves, in 8th notes, quarter-note = 120Chromatic Scale of your choice: 2 octaves, in 8th notes, quarter-note = 80
Will be drawn from the following readily available books. Students proficient on more than one instrument within the same family (flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, high clarinet/low clarinet, all the saxophones, trombone/euphonium, etc.) are strongly encouraged to submit an audition on each instrument, using separate audition files and entries