Welcome to the West Virginia All - State Band Website! We hope that you find this site user - friendly and helpful in finding updated information, audition requirements and audition postings for the West Virginia All - State Band. This site also will serve as a communications link between the All - State Band Chair, the Instrumental Music Educators of West Virginia and the West Virginia Bandmasters.
** Auditions will be held on Monday, Nov. 21 at West Virginia State University and Tuesday, Nov. 22 at West Virginia University.
"The 249th Army Band excited to be offering FREE Master Classes for all instruments again this year! We hope to see returning and new students at our annual master classes. If you wanted to come last year, but couldn't make it to Morgantown, then we have a solution! To help better serve the state, the classes will be in TWO locations this year! on Saturday, October 15th, Master Classes will be held at Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Charleston, WV and on Sunday, October 16th, Master Classes will be held at the Morgantown Readiness Center in Morgantown, WV. During the event, our clinicians will give you tips and techniques to help you prepare for your audition and answer any questions about the excerpts. Parents and directors are encouraged to come! A hospitality room will be provided and a special presentation. Don't forget to check us out our Facebook page @249th Army Band!
To register, send an e-mail with your name, instrument, school, and location choice to email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you!"
The 2016 Phi Beta Mu Band Clinic will be held on Monday, Nov.14 at The Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. This year’s guest conductor for the afternoon band will be Dr. Scott Tobias, recently at UCF, and newly hired to be Director of Bands at WVU. In addition to Dr. Tobias, there will be the usual complement of instrumental clinics in the morning, and a clinic by the OMEA Head of Adjudications about judging bands. The price for the clinic remains at $20.00 per person, checks made out to Phi Beta Mu, and sent to: Neil Randolph, 101 Harley Lane, New Cumberland, WV 26047. Rooms, for a discounted price, will once again be provided by The Waterfront for Sunday night. Just email or call them to reserve and tell them you’re coming for the PBM Clinic to get the rate. Make sure to firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you’re coming and include what instrument you’ll be playing in the afternoon band. Hope to see you there!
The 2017 West Virginia Music Educators Conference will be held March 2 - 4 in Charleston, WV. The 2017 WV All State Band Conductor is Mr. Steve Barnett, formerly of Marshall University.
Click here for some instructional videos to help prepare for auditions!