Welcome

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.

Some new links to helpful videos have been posted on the Requirements page. Thanks to WVU music faculty for providing the instructional videos. 


There will be a special all state prep workshop to be held at Marshall University on Nov. 5



 

The schedule of clinics for the Phi Beta Mu Band Directors Clinic has been set. Two clinics will be given each hour of the first two hours of the morning from which attendees can choose. At 9:00, Craig Lee, from Wildwood Middle School in Jefferson County, will be presenting a clinic on how to get the most out of your percussion section. During the same hour, Marino Galluzzo, longtime saxophone instructor from the Pittsburgh area, will present a clinic on saxophone pedagogy. At the 10:00 hour, Bobby Jenks will be presenting about trombone legato technique and various related items. Also at 10:00, Matt Inkster, band director and trumpet teacher at West Liberty University, will give a presentation on trumpet techniques and pedagogy. At 11:00, Bill Guegold, the OMEA Adjudication Chair and trainer, will present a session on techniques for band adjudication and how to use those techniques to improve your own band. Mr. Guegold has presented his clinics across the country and has presented at The Mid-West Band Clinic in Chicago on this same subject. Lunch will be from 12:00-1:30. At 1:30, new WVU Director of Bands, Dr. Scott Tobias will conduct and discuss some of his band favorites with the director’s clinic band till the end of the day at 4:00.

 

To attend the clinic, simply email Neil Randolph at ranfam101@comcast.net and let him know you plan to attend and include what instrument you’ll be playing in the afternoon band session. The cost for the clinic is $20.00 and may be sent by check, made out to Phi Beta Mu, to; Neil Randolph, 101 Harley Lane, New Cumberland, WV 26047. The clinic will be at The Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown. Rooms, at a discounted rate, are available to attendees for the Sunday night before the clinic. When calling, emailing, or reserving a room online, make sure to tell them that you’re part of the Phi Beta Mu Clinic and use the code 329952 for online reservations. The Phi Beta Mu Band Clinic is for band directors and other music educators only.
 

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. 

 


 


 

 

 

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