Welcome to the OkMEA Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony page!

Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Repertoire (through 2022)

Student Eligibility

Students must be a member in good standing of their high school music organization. They have to attend all rehearsals and performances of their OkMEA All-State organization and abide by the Rules of Conduct. Students must be eligible academically under OSSAA guidelines at the time of auditions and at the time of the festival.

Deadlines and Fees

First Deadline – September 17, 2022
– $15.00 per entry
Second Deadline – September 24, 2022
– $45.00 per entry
Emergency Deadline – Contact Band Chair
– $100.00 per entry

Audition Dates

First Round – Saturday, November 5
Second Round – Saturday, December 3
*Contingency Date – Saturday, December 10

The bad weather contingency date (December 10) is only invoked by the OkMEA President. All students must audition on December 3 unless that audition date is cancelled.

District Information

There are 10 District Sites for First Round auditions. All Second Round auditions are held at Westmoore High School in December.

District Site Locations
District Audition Guidelines
Percussion Audition Procedures

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Audition Materials

Students should be prepared to play any of the etude, and sight read for district auditions. Scales will no longer be a required part of the district level audition. Students who audition in a finals only room will play scales, etudes, and sight-reading at the All-State audition. Scales do not have to be memorized. Students auditioning in a prelim room will play their required etudes and scales in the preliminary audition. If they advance to finals, they will only perform the etudes and sight-reading for their final All-State audition.

First Round Etudes
Second Round Etudes
Audition Etude Book Covers
Scale Sets (all instruments)
*Scales do not have to be memorized.
Any articulation is acceptable.

Other Important Information

Scales

  1. Scales will no longer be a required part of the district level audition. The scale requirement has been moved to December auditions. Scales do not have to be memorized. Students who audition in a finals only room will play scales, prepared etudes, and sight-reading during the course of their audition. Students auditioning in a prelim room will play their required etude cuts and scales in the preliminary audition.  If they advance to finals, they will only perform the required etude cuts and sight-reading in their finals audition.
  2. Scales will now be titled using INSTRUMENT KEY rather than concert pitch. Please refer to the OkMEA website for PDF files of the current scale set for each instrument.
    This change does not mean an individual district may not include scales as part of their audition process. They can include scales but it can have no bearing on whether a student does or does not advance to the December auditions. Please make this item a part of the discussion at your district’s fall business meeting.

Metronome Markings

The membership approved a motion to remove the “suggested” metronome markings for each etude.  The All-State Committee will, if needed, provide guidance, particularly in the case of compound meters.

Be Involved

Please make plans now for both you and your staff to be available to serve in one of the over 300 roles that must be filled to facilitate a quality and rewarding audition process. It is not only the right thing to do, but is our professional responsibility.

Jonathon Knopfel, All-State Symphonic Band Chair

Katie Batt, All-State Wind Symphony Chair