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Middle School Honor Band

The NEIBA Middle School Honor Band will take place at Oelwein High School on Saturday, December 5th, 2015.
To nominate a student for this honor band, please complete the online form(s)

Each year, students in 8th grade who participate in the NEIBA Middle School Honor Band have the opportunity to audition for the All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band.   This band performs at the Iowa Bandmasters convention, held in Des Moines in May.

Twenty-two students are selected from each of Iowa's six districts for the All-Iowa Band. 
If, at the district level, a qualified candidate on any instrument is not available, the slot for that instrument will not be filled and hence a candidate will not be submitted on that instrument to the IBA MS Affairs Chair.* Those 8th grade students who are selected for the All Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band will be officially announced at the NEIBA JH/MS Honor Band Concert by the MS Affairs/MS Honor Band Chair.

The chair placements are rotated on a specified schedule each year.  Each district will send the following instruments and number of players to the event*(see above exemption):  2 flutes, 4 clarinets, 1 alto sax, 1 oboe, 1 bassoon, 1 bass clarinet, 1 tenor sax, 1 bari sax, 3 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, 1 baritone, 1 tuba and 1 percussionist.

To audition, a student must be in 8th grade, and his/her director must be a paid member of NEIBA.  Please contact the Middle School Affairs chairperson with any questions.