Welcome to the OkMEA Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony page!

OkMEA will be using Opus Event for online auditions and adjudication for the 2020-2021 school year. Check this page often for updates and tutorials as we set up the events for the Fall.


Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Repertoire (through 2020)

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Application Information

Entry Procedure 
1. Create a profile on Opus Event and link your NAfME membership.
2. Add your school(s) to your profile.
3. Locate your District Event(s) and create student applications by the posted registration deadlines.
4. Print your invoice from Opus Event and
mail your payment to the OkMEA Office
*When you mail your payment, include the paper copy of your Invoice from Opus Event

OkMEA Office, All-State Band Entry
PO Box 886
Muskogee, OK 74402

Your entry will not be accepted until all four steps are complete.

Deadlines and Fees

First Deadline – September 19, 2020
– $15.00 per entry
Second Deadline – September 26, 2020
– $45.00 per entry
Emergency Deadline – October 24, 2020
– $100.00 per entry

Audition Dates

First Round – Districts (Oct 30-Nov 8):
Post Cuts
– October 30, 2020
Online Auditions Open
– October 30, 2020
Online Auditions Close
– November 5, 2020 (midnight)
District/First Round Judging (online)
– November 7, 2020
First Round Results Released
– November 8, 2020

*Second Round Etudes posted on Oct 12

Second Round (Nov 13-Dec 6):
Post Cuts
– November 13, 2020
Online Auditions Open
– November 13, 2020
Online Auditions Close
– November 19, 2020 (midnight)
Second Round Judging (online)
PRELIMS ONLY
– November 21, 2020
Second Round Judging (online)
FINALS
– December 5, 2020
Results Released
– December 6, 2020

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.

District Information

There are 10 districts for First Round auditions. 
When you create your profile in Opus, you will select your district event(s) to register your students.
If your student(s) passes on to Second Round, their application will automatically be transferred to the new event.

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
Audition Etude Book Covers
Scale Sets (all instruments)
*Scales do not have to memorized.

Second Round Etudes will be
available October 12

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.

NAfME Card

You will be required to provide your NAfME card at both the district and final auditions. This verifies your current active membership in the organization. You may not simply provide your membership number as proof of compliance. Please request replacements for lost or misplaced cards and/or correct any lapse in membership so your students can be permitted to audition.

Jenn Kauffman, All-State Wind Symphony Chair

4624 Riata Circle
Tuttle, OK 73089
(405) 210-1946
*Texts are accepted
[email protected]

Mark Henderson, All-State Symphonic Band Chair

1705 N 12th Street
Perry, OK 73077
(918) 639-2953
*Texts are accepted
[email protected]