All-State HS Band Auditions

Update: November 10, 2021

2022 All-State Bands Audition Date/Location

January 22, 2022
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
J.P. Stevens High School

NJMEA Location COVID-19 Protocols for 2021-2022

J.P. Stevens High School:

  • Only students auditioning and staff performing the auditions will be allowed in the building. No additional guests are allowed.
  • Woodwind/brass instrumentalists must be masked while standing/moving within the buildings and may pull down or remove masks only while actively playing.
  • Woodwind/brass instrumentalists must provide their own bell covers to be worn at all times. Piccolo, Flute, and Alto Flute are not required to have bell covers.
  • Judges, administrators, percussionists, harpists, and pianists must remain masked 100% of the time.

Bridgewater-Raritan High School:

  • There are no COVID vaccine/testing requirements for guests (at this time).
  • Woodwind/brass instrumentalists must be masked while standing/moving within the buildings and may pull down or remove masks only while actively playing.
  • Woodwind/brass instrumentalists must provide their own bell covers to be worn at all times. Piccolo, Flute, and Alto Flute are not required to have bell covers.
  • Percussionists, guests/staff, and conductors must remain masked 100% of the time.

NJPAC:

  • NJPAC requires proof of vaccination or negative test for everyone, including staff, audience members, students, and anyone entering the facility.
  • Woodwind/brass instrumentalists must be masked while standing/moving within the buildings and may pull down or remove masks only while actively playing.
  • Woodwind/brass instrumentalists must provide their own bell covers to be worn at all times. Piccolo, Flute, and Alto Flute are not required to have bell covers.
  • Percussionists, guests/staff, and conductors must remain masked 100% of the time.

Special Auditions for Alto Flute & Piccolo Trumpet (All-State Wind Ensemble 2022)

The All-State Band is going to be auditioning for positions on Alto Flute and Piccolo Trumpet in the All-State Wind Ensemble at our January 2022 auditions. Students auditioning must have qualified to audition through the region audition process on one of the main instruments (Flute or Trumpet). There will not be an Alto Flute or Piccolo Trumpet audition at the region level, only the All-State level. Students need to provide their own instruments for auditions, all rehearsals, and the performance.

All excerpts must be prepared and will be asked. No scales or sight-reading will be asked on the audition.

Students auditioning for Alto Flute or Piccolo Trumpet can also audition for the All-State ensembles on their primary instrument. Students who qualify for the Alto Flute and Piccolo Trumpet chairs will play only the pieces that require these instruments unless they qualify on the other instruments as well.

Reading Rehearsals

February 10, 2022, 6:00-9:00 PM
February 16, 2022, 6:00-9:00 PM

Bridgewater-Raritan High School (Tentative Location)

All-State Bands 2022 Dates

Rehearsal: February 25, 2022 (Rutgers University)
Performance: February 26, 2022 (New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Audition Requirements

All-State Endorsement Pages

All students and directors must complete an endorsement page.