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.


The 2015 West Virginia Music Educators Conference will be held in Charleston, WV, March 12-14.  The 2015 West Virginia All - State Band conductor will be Dr. Emily Threinen from Temple University.

******Looking for a little extra help for All State Auditions? The 249th Army Band is giving a FREE Master Class for all instruments. The Master Class will be held at the Morgantown Readiness Center in Morgantown, WV; Sunday, December 7th from 1-3pm. Each instrument will have their own Master Class based upon their specific audition music for the 2014/15 West Virginia All State Band. The clinicians will be members of the 249th Army Band. During this event we will go over different ways to practice trouble spots, improving overall musical qualities, phrasing and much more! Parents and directors are welcome, hospitality room provided. Also, join us and rock out with the 249th Rock Band from 3 till ?. Don’t miss out on this afternoon of music and fun! To Register send an email with your name , instrument and school to 249tharmyband@gmail.com or call 724-433-1929.

Click here for information regarding recordings at the 2014 conference. 

WVMEA Policy Statement: Student Eligibility for All-State Ensembles


In order to be eligible for participation in a WVMEA All-State Ensemble, a student must:

1.      Be enrolled and participate in a school ensemble that regularly rehearses and performs within the local school district wherein he/she resides with his/her parents or legal guardians.  Exceptions may be made when there is no eligible ensemble within the student’s district (e.g., no elementary choir, or orchestra for strings players).  Each All-State Chairperson will determine student eligibility in these exceptions.

2.      Be sponsored by their primary ensemble director/teacher, who must be an active member of WVMEA.

3.      Be accompanied to the annual WVMEA conference by his/her teacher who must be registered to attend.


Home-schooled students are eligible to apply for WVMEA All-State Groups only if they are enrolled and participate in a school ensemble that regularly rehearses and performs within the local school district wherein they reside with their parents or legal guardians.  Home-schooled students must participate in a similar ensemble for which they are applying (i.e., choral applicants in choral ensembles, instrumental applicants in instrumental ensembles).


Participation in community ensembles does not constitute the fulfillment of ensemble membership requirements.  Students must attend a school registered with the West Virginia Department of Education to participate.


If any ineligible student is found participating in an All-State ensemble, he/she will be removed.  He/she will be declared ineligible to audition the next year if he/she meets requirements and All-State application fees or participation fees will be returned.


Should any WVMEA member knowingly sign an All-State application for an ineligible student, no applications signed by that WVMEA member will be accepted the next year.



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