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.

Annual Phi Beta Mu Bandmaster's Clinic
Don Wilcox, Band Director Emeritus at WVU, will present the afternoon clinic at the Phi Beta Mu Bandmaster’s Clinic Monday, Nov. 10. He will present the clinic, “More than just the notes…”, using the afternoon band as his demonstration group. Mr. Wilcox has a vast store of knowledge and experience, and great stories, to share with all of us! 
The clinic will be held at the Waterfront Place Hotel, in Morgantown this year. The change of venue allows for more space, a restaurant on site for any meal you wish while attending, and a very reasonable clinic room price of $99.00 for a King Room! To reserve your room, you may e-mail the hotel at wphfrontofficemanagers@wphotel.com or call 304-296-1700. Make sure to identify yourself as attending the bandmasters’ clinic! We have reserved an initial block of twenty rooms, once those are taken, I will add more to our block. But please, reserve as soon as you know you’re coming!
New this year will be a clinic fee of $20.00 per person, to help keep the clinic budget balanced. Without supporting funds from the state, as we have had in the past, this will defray any costs and keep the same high standards of clinicians and facilities that we’ve come to associate with the clinic. I’m sure that anyone attending in the past will attest that the fee is well worth the knowledge you will get from the one day intensive band only clinic! Many directors, in the past, have had their band boosters pay any expenses associated with the clinic, since what we all learn directly benefits our bands. You may pay, as your registration, in check made out to: Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters Clinic, and send to me, Neil Randolph, PBM clinic coordinator, 101 Harley Lane, New Cumberland, WV 26047. Also include what instrument you plan to play in the afternoon clinic band.

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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