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We are pleased to announce, for the first time in decades, a musical event bringing together the finest middle school band musicians in Illinois. Beginning in the Fall of 2015, seventh and eighth grade students who are members in good standing in their school band program may apply and audition for the 2016 Illinois All-State Junior Band. Eighty-Two students will be selected for this inaugural ensemble which will rehearse and perform at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on January 15 & 16, 2016. Under the baton of Interim Director of Bands Dr. Linda Moorehouse, the IAJB will perform in the Krannert Center’s Foellinger Great Hall.
The IAJB has been a dream of mine for almost a decade and is the result of collaboration between myself and Wood Oaks Junior High School Band Director Wayne Gordon (with much support from the University of Illinois Bands!)
For more information, visit http://www.iajb.org
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