2024 Nebraska All-State Band


Conductor Info
Registration & Audition Dates
Audition Materials
The following information will be posted at a later time:
Audition Manual



Dr. T. André Feagin serves as Director of Bands in the Department of Music at Central Washington University where he guides the educational and artist vision of a comprehensive band program. He heads the graduate wind conducting program and serves as the conductor of the Wind Ensemble, the preeminent wind band at CWU. Under his leadership, the Wind Ensemble was a featured performer at the 2022 College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Western/Northwestern Division Conference and at the 2024 World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensemble (WASBE) International convention in Gwangju, South Korea.

Dr. Feagin has appeared as a guest conductor with numerous All-state, honor bands, and professional bands and orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Central and Southwest Europe, and Southeast Asia. As a clinician/presenter, he has been invited to speak on conducting, diversity and inclusivity in music education, and leadership at numerous music educators’ conferences across the United States and around the globe. In 2022 he presented at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) international convention in Prague, Czech Republic.

Dr. Feagin holds professional memberships in the National Association for Music Education, College Band Directors National Association, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Washington Music Educators Association, Patron of Mu Phi Epsilon, and honorary memberships in both Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He currently serves on the diversity, and research committees of the College Band Directors National Association and serves on the advisory board of Emergence: Research & Performance Topics in Black Music, the scholarly publication of the National Associations of Negro Musicians, Inc.

Dr. Feagin holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting from the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music where he was a student of the late Gregg I. Hanson.


August 19 (NSAA Wk 7) - September 9 (Wk 10) All-State registration for students open ($25 application fee)
September 18 - September 28 (Wk 12) @ 11:59 PM CST: Website portal opens and closes for instrumental audition uploads
October 14 @ 11:59 CST: Application fee due
October 21 @ 8:00 AM CST (Wk 16): All-State Ensemble selections announced


The registration period for All-State auditions will open on August 19. All instrumental directors have from September 18 at 8:00 AM CST until 11:59 PM CST September 28 and all vocal directors will have from September 26 at 12:00 PM CST (excerpts announced 8:00 AM CST that day) until 11:59 PM CST September 28 to make sure your students’ auditions have been submitted correctly.

These deadlines will not be extended for any reason. Auditions must be completed in the timeframe approved by the NMEA board. No students will be allowed to submit an audition for All-State once the published closing date has passed because of illness or any other unforeseen events. Please make sure you follow all of the guidelines in this manual to help you and your students be successful. NMEA regrets that refunds cannot be made for canceled auditions.


In Living Color Katahj Copley
Albanian Dance Shelly Hanson
Stillwater Kelijah Dunton
El Camino Real Alfred Reed



The 2024 All-State Band auditions will include:

  • Set 2 Scales
  • Set 2 Etudes
  • An excerpt from the All-State Band music (which will be made available on the NMEA website in August)

Please note that sight reading is no longer a part of the All-State Band audition.

All available audition materials are listed below.

1. All-State Scale Sheets (click the name of each instrument to download)

2. All-State Etude Documents

3. All-State Band Music Excerpts (coming in August)