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.
***Something new for 2024 - The WV All State Orchestra is going to perform only one piece with winds and percussion. The top chairs in the WV All State Band will have the opportunity to perform with both ensembles this year. They will rehearse with the band during the regular schedule. They will also have one evening rehearsal with the orchestra, plus the dress rehearsal. So, for example, the first chair trumpet in the band will have the opportunity to also be the first chair trumpet in the orchestra. If this student opts out of the orchestra, it will move to the next trumpet and so on. We are hopeful that this will fill the orchestra with strong players and also give our hard-working students an opportunity to perform with two different ensembles and conductors.
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******The audition fees must be postmarked and registrations must be submitted by October 14, 2023 in order to be considered on time. After that date, the registration fee will rise from $15.00 to $25.00 per instrument per student. Absolutely no registrations or fees will be accepted if they are postmarked/submitted later than October 21, 2023. Students who have not pre-registered will not be permitted to audition. Audition dates are November 30 (Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV), December 1 (Christ Church, Charleston, WV) and December 2 (West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV - Creative Arts Center).
Click on "Requirements" tab to see current required etudes, scales, etc.
The 2024 WV All State Band Conductor is Peter Loel Boonshaft.
The 2025 WV All State Band Conductor is Andrew Trachsel.