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Scripps Middle School- MSBOA All-State Band Audition 2019

All-State Band Auditions


Auditions are soon for the15th annual MSBOA All-State Middle School Honors Band. Scripps has been represented in the All-State Band eleven times, involving a total of 29 students. They had a great experience playing with the very best in Michigan.

  • Application fee is $16.50 This fee is nonrefundable. Please inform Mr. Crimmins if you cannot afford the fee.
  • You need to prepare a selection of music that Mr. Crimmins will provide to you after you register. All students in the state audition on the same music. 
  • You need to prepare scales, which are different for each instrument. Mr. Crimmins will provide you with the scale requirements. You already know most of them.
  • You will also need to do some simple sight reading for the audition. “Sight read” means to play music you haven’t seen before. You may look it over for a minute first.  You can practice sight reading at
  • Private lessons are helpful to assist you in preparing your material. 
  • The auditions are October 26th and 27th at Walled Lake Northern High School. You will need to provide your own transportation to the audition. 
  • You will be making a digital recording for your audition. A band director/worker will be doing the recording. A panel of judges will listen to your recording later.
  • Your audition schedule will be posted online in mid-October at
  • You will find out in late November if you get into the All-State Band.  If you get in, there is a fee of $60.  Please inform Mr. Crimmins if you cannot afford the fee if selected.
  • The All-State Band rehearsals and performance are at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids on January 16-18, 2020.  Your school absence will be excused as a school activity, but of course you will need to make up any work missed. You will need to provide your own transportation, housing, and parental supervision while you are not in rehearsal in Grand Rapids.

Any questions please contact Mr. Crimmins at
[email protected]

Walled Lake Northern High School
6000 Bogie Lake Road
Commerce Charter Twp,MI 48382
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