IBA Middle School Honor Band Information

IBA Middle School Honor Band

The IBA Middle School Affairs Committee has organized the All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band, which will present a concert at this spring's Iowa Bandmasters Conference in Des Moines. The 132 piece honor band will be made up of 22 eighth grade band members from each district's honor band festival. There will be no further auditions.

Our district has the responsibility to select the best 8th grade players from each section of the band for this outstanding ensemble. Each selected member will be responsible for providing his/her own transportation to Des Moines for the event, which will take place on Thursday morning and afternoon of the IBA conference.

NEIBA will provide the following players for this year's All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band:

2 flutes, 1 oboe, 1 bassoon, 4 clarinets, 1 low clarinet, 1 alto sax, 1 tenor sax, 1 baritone sax, 3 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, 1 baritone, 1 tuba and 1 percussionist.

To audition for the All-Iowa group, a NEIBA student must:

  1. Be an 8th grader
  2. Participate in the entire NEIBA Middle School Honor Band Festival, during which the audition for the IBA Honor Band will take place.
  3. Prepare the audition etude for his/her specific instrument. A list of these etudes can be found on the back of this sheet.

The purpose of the All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band is to provide our outstanding students with another opportunity to perform excellent music under the direction of an accomplished composer/educator. It also gives directors of the state a chance to observe the rehearsal techniques of a master teacher, and to hear new music that is part of the middle school repertoire. This event has become an outstanding part of our annual conference, and we are proud of what it has become.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at stking@linnmar.k12.ia.us, or call me at (319) 447-3142.

Thanks for all you do for the students of NEIBA!

Steve King-Chair NEIBA Middle School Honor Band

Excelsior Middle School, Linn-Mar Community School District

3555 N. 10th St.

Marion, Iowa 52302

IBA Honor Band Etudes, 2017