Please inform qualified and interested students in your music groups about the All-State Honor Groups and assist those who apply in preparing the audition materials. Students are eligible for All-State Honor Groups if they are regularly enrolled or dual-enrolled members of a school concert music ensemble in grades 9-12 in Idaho and their director is a current member of the Idaho Music Educators Association.
You must be a member of IMEA/NAfME or your students will not be considered for membership in any All-State group. IMEA is the sole sponsor and adminstrator of these Honor Groups; your membership in the organization will be checked at the time your students apply. If you are not a current member, your students will not be able to audition. If, for some reason, you have put off renewing your IMEA/NAfME membership and cannot access the registration page, please register and send a copy of your electronic receipt to Wayne Millett, the web master. He will have to enter you manually into the IMEA system. We do not get automatic updates from NAfME that magically appear in our system. It can take up to one week to register and add you to system. Please don't put it off. Join or renew NOW!
Because this event is sanctioned by the Idaho High Schools Activity Association (IHSAA) your school must be a member of that organization in order for your students to participate. If your school is not a member of IHSAA, but you are a member of NAfME/IMEA, you students still cannot participate. Both membership requirements must be met.
The sizes of the All-State groups (pending successful auditions) will be Band—140, Orchestra—120, MixedChoir—200, Womens Choir—120, and new this year, Jazz Choir-40.
Registration fees covering music, clinicians, meals, T-shirts, etc. will be set at the Fall Board meeting.
If any of your students were in All-Northwest, they will NOT automatically be in All-State. They must make a recording of the All-State tryout materials.
If I can be of any assistance to you in your preparation for All-State, please call me anytime. I wish you and your students much success and look forward to meeting each of you at the convention in February, 2018.
presidentelect at idahomusiced.org