MMEA ALL-STATE BAND

  • WHAT IS IT?
    • MMEA All-State is a program to develop the FINEST musicians and leaders among Minnesota's most accomplished HIGH SCHOOL students. The All-State program supports secondary school music ensembles, MMEA members and members' students.
  • WHEN IS IT?
  • WHO IS IT FOR?
    • All-State is for students in grades 10 and 11.
  • WHAT DOES IT COST?
    • To submit an ALL-STATE AUDITION costs $20 which is covered by the Ada-Borup School District.
    • The Ada-Borup School District covers 30% of expenses incurred by students on EARNED STATE TRIPS and also provides a per diem of $5 per meal.  
    • The cost of the ALL-STATE SUMMER CAMP is $580 (room and board included), which, minus the 30% District contribution, leaves $406.
    • Regarding the FEBRUARY ALL-STATE PERFORMANCE: 
      • The Ada-Borup School District will cover 30% of the cost of your HILTON HOTEL ROOM which, minus the District contribution, leaves about $200 for 2 nights.  
      • The Ada-Borup School District will only cover ACTUAL EXPENSES incurred at the FEBRUARY ALL-STATE PERFORMANCE.  If students elect not to stay at the Hilton hotel, or are given free meals, that will be DEDUCTED from the amount received from the School District.  
  • ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?
  • WHAT DO I GET FOR DOING THIS?
    • All State Band Audition (Grades 10 & 11)
      • PERFORM Audition for Mr. Tuttle and score an 85% or greater
        • Earn 100 career points (50 for grade)
        • Credit for completing Stage 30  (*ADM Stars & Stripes Forever Solo) 
        • Receive a 100% on NEXT Performance Test
      • SUBMIT and UPLOAD Audition (Pre-Approved by Mr. Tuttle) 
        • Earn 500 career points (50 for grade)
        • Credit for completing Stage 36 (*FS3)
        • Receive a 100% on next THREE Performance Tests
    • All-State Band Membership (Grades 10 & 11)  
      • Those ACCEPTED into All-State Band, ATTEND All-State Camp, and PERFORM with All-State Band will earn 1,000 career points (50 for grade) / Receive a 100% on next EIGHT Performance Tests
  • WHAT IS THE AUDITION LIKE?
    • Each All-State Band audition will include:
      • PLAY all SCALES in succession, in a single CONTINUOUS TAKE, at the Articulation and Tempo indicated.
      • PERFORM a SOLO selected by the Teacher and Student based on recommended difficulty level published by MMEA. The SOLO will be performed UNACCOMPANIED.  A maximum of 5 minutes may be submitted.
      • PERFORM the BAND ETUDE posted on the MMEA website.
    • HOW DO I GET STARTED?
      • Email or talk with Mr. Tuttle about getting your audition ready as soon as you can.

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