2021 All-State Band Audition Materials

All-State Winds and Percussion Audition requirements and procedures changed in 2019.  Please look carefully to be sure you have all of the necessary information and read all instructions and information completely.  If you have any questions at that point, please contact Band Affairs Director Matt Rom at [email protected] 

NMEA will again utilize the services of OpusEvent to collect student auditions. Auditions will include:

  • Scales
  • Set 3 Etudes 
  • Sight-reading
  • An excerpt from the All-State Band music (which will be made available on the NMEA website in August)

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

  • All-State Etudes Document (document contains etudes for all instruments except piano) Note: Directors with students auditioning for trumpet - if you look for the Arban method book for Cornet on IMSLP, you may find a "complete edition" that is "Revised and Compiled by T.H. Rollinson". Do NOT use this - it is NOT complete, and is missing necessary measures.
  • All-State Piano Etudes

3. Sight Reading Documents

Sight Reading Component Guidelines

Sight Reading Sample Exercises (click the name of each instrument to download)

4. All-State Band Music Excerpts

Attention directors with students auditioning for All-State alto saxophone: The excerpt previously posted on the NMU website had a note unintentionally obscured at measure 61. That measure should contain two dotted quarter note g's. A corrected version of the excerpt has now been posted on the NBA website. Sorry for the inconvenience!


Auditions manuals are available to download by clicking the buttons below.

2021 Auditions Manual & General Info 
2021 Wind/Percussion Auditions Manual