Audition Information:

  • Requirements: Audition requirements are usually posted in early May. 
  • Dates: Dates of auditions vary by district (see below).  Check with your band director or district chair. All questions about All-State auditions should be asked to the Band Director.
  • Registration: Students register for All-State Auditions through their Band Director. Band Directors: register your students through the MPA Online system.  Contact your district chair for more information.
  • Recording:  Directors, if you will be one of the proctors helping during the audition process, watch this video of the recording process.

Rehearsal/Performance Info:

All-State performances are part of the Florida Music Education Association Professional Development Conference. For more information about the performances and rehearsals, please see the FMEA Conference website and the FMEA All-State Conference Policies.

All-State Bands Rehearsal Sites

Middle School Honor Band-Hilton Tampa Downtown, Esplanade Suite
High School Honor Band-Sheraton Riverwalk, Bayshore Ballroom

Middle School Band-Hilton Tampa Downtown, Palma Ceia Ballroom
9/10 Concert Band-Sheraton Riverwalk, Riverwalk Ballroom
11/12 Symphonic Band-Tampa Convention Center 22

MS Jazz Band-The Westin Harbour Island, Lancaster Room
HS Jazz Band-Tampa Convention Center 30A

Audition Dates

District Map

District Date Site
1 Sept. 17 Pace High School
2 Sept. 12 Bozeman School
3 Sept. 17 Lincoln High School
4 Sept. 24 Santa Fe High School
5 Sept. 17 R.B. Stewart Middle School
6 Sept. 17 Lyman High School
7 Sept. 17 Burns Middle School
8 Sept. 17 Ocoee High School
9 Sept. 24 Countryside High School
10W Sept. 10 Osceola County SOTA
10E Sept. 17 Edgewood Jr/Sr High School
11 Sept. 17 Manatee High School
12 Sept. 24 Auburndale High  School
13 Sept. 10 Stuart Middle School
14 Sept. 17 Independence Middle  School
15 Sept. 17 Ramblewood Middle  School
16 Sept. 24 TBA
17 Sept. 24 Christ's Church  Academy
18 Sept. 24 Paul Lawrence Dunbar  MS
19 Sept. 17 East Ridge Middle School
20 Sept. 17 Florida Christian School
21 Sept. 17 Matanzas High School

Results

Audition results ARE NOW AVAILABLE, on the FMEA Members-only website. You must login with the username and password you chose when you renewed your FMEA & FBA Membership.

Please talk to your students individually about the results - do not post the full ensemble lists for all students to see.  We want students find out if they were or were not selected from their directors, not through calls, texts or social media.  Thank you for your cooperation with this!

Important Dates

September 10-24: All-State Audition Window

September 16: Postmark date for Honor Band forms

November 4: Potential date for results to be posted

Prior to Thanksgiving: FBA goal to have band music mailed out for students

December 1: FOA goal to have orchestra music mailed out for students