THE OKLAHOMA MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION ALL-STATE BAND PAGE
(Contact information for both Chairs at DIRECTORY)
2015-2016 All-OkMEA Honor Bands Update (Oboe updated Aug. 15)
Craig Amendt, Sapulpa High School, 2015-2016 Bands Chair
Ryan Edgmon (Mustang) and Gina Thompson (Mustang) will serve as the All State Symphonic Band Chairs. David Vandewalker, Assistant Director of Bands at Georgia State University will conduct this ensemble.
Shawn O’Kelley (Owasso) and I will serve as the All State Wind Symphony Chairs. Alfred Watkins, Retired Director of Bands at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia, will be the 2016 clinician.
This year our audition process will remain the same as the previous year. We will handle our final round of percussion in the same manner as prelims, utilizing separate snare, mallet, and timpani rooms.
Important dates for 2015-2016:
1st Entry Deadline: September 19, 2015 ($15.00 per student)
2nd Entry Deadline: September 26, 2015 ($45.00 per student)
Emergency Audition (after September 26, 2015) ($100.00 per student)
1st Round Band Auditions: November 7, 2015 at region sites
2nd Round Band Auditions: December 5, 2015 at Westmoore High School
Bad weather contingency date: December 12, 2015, at a location that will be announced if needed. This date is invoked only by the OMEA President, and all students must audition on December 5, unless that audition is cancelled by his decision, in which case all students audition on December 12.
Audition fees will remain at $15 per entry. Audition materials are available online and registration will be available at www.okmea.org mid August. Please help remind each other of these deadlines, and help new directors find the audition information.
Please remember to fill in all areas of the registration forms, including the complete contact information and primary instrument for yourself and all directors from your school. This information is vital when scheduling judges/monitors. It is also recommended that you periodically check www.okmea.org for any updates or revisions to this information.
Jazz Ensemble forms are posted on the Jazz Ensemble page (Go to Jazz Ensemble)
Details of Audition rules are available at RULES, POLICIES, OKMEA
AUDITION SCALES DOWNLOAD FOR 2015-2016 pdf format