The South Dakota Bandmasters Association has had a long, proud history of excellent performing groups at our annual convention in Brookings. All bands wishing to apply must fill out the application and included a recorded performance of your band.
The Quality Of The Recording Will Make A Difference In The Selection
We ask that this recording include only two numbers of contrasting styles to help expedite the selection process.
The deadline for applications is one week prior to All State Band.
The recordings will be reviewed by a committee of five including SDBA President, SDBA Past President, Convention Bands Chairman, and two additional representatives. The judging will be blind to eliminate any questions of prejudice. Tone, intonation, technique and style are some of the major considerations while listening to the recordings. It is suggested that you budget for a convention performance without knowing of your success as a precautionary measure. All applicants will be notified whether they have been successful or unsuccessful.
Please be aware that if accepted, you must limit yourself to 30 minutes of music.