• Requirements: Audition requirements are usually posted in early May. 
  • Eligibility: Please refer to the FMEA All-State Eligibility Policy.
  • Audition Dates vary by district between September 7 and September 21. Specific dates will be posted when available, or ask your band director or district chair. 
  • 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. The scripts you will be following are posted on the requirements page

Any questions about All-State auditions should be asked to your Band Director. 



Any student participating in an FMEA/FBA All-State band must be enrolled/registered at a public school, private school, public charter school, home education music cooperative, or virtual school. In addition, the student must be a regularly participating member in the appropriate middle school or high school band from that school and sponsored by the Active FMEA/FBA member teacher from that school.  Home education students must meet the requirements and complete the additional paperwork on the FMEA All-State Eligibility Page.

Audition Results

Directors will be able to see the audition results for their own students in MPA Online sometime during the first week of November.  The full lists will be released during the second or third week of November. 

Rehearsal/Performance Information:

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

DIRECTORS of accepted all-state students are REQUIRED TO REGISTER AND ATTEND the FMEA Conference on January 8-11, 2025. See the FMEA Conference Policies for details. 



Important Dates

(subject to change)

September 1:
FMEA & FBA Membership must be current

September 7-21:
All-State Audition Window

September 13 (tentative):
Conference Registration opens

September 28:
Hotels begin taking reservations

October 1:
Postmark date for Honor Band forms

November 1 (tentative):
Results available in MPA Online

November 9:
Conference Hotel Cancellation Deadline. Hotels start charging credit cards for first night in each reservation.

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

January 8-11, 2025:
Rehearsals and concerts in Tampa at the FMEA Conference