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Student Musician Opportunities 


There are many opportunities for young musicians to grow!  Participating in any of the following experiences gives students the chance to play with well-known conductors, rub elbows with university music professors, practice auditioning, perform in concerts, meet people with similar interests, and become better musicians.  

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All-State Band

Band students in HTMS and HTHS bands are encouraged to improve their musicianship by auditioning for the All-State Band. Audition dates are music are listed on the Alabama Bandmasters Association website. The students that are selected to participate from our district will compete against the other districts in our state to be ranked for chair assignments. Visit the AMEA website to learn more about All State to to download music files and All State Band Requirements. High School and Middle School materials can be downloaded via the links below.


District IV Honor Band

Alabama Music Educators Association District 4 Honor Band, Thompson High School, Alabaster, Alabama.

Audition materials are the same as for All-State Band and can be downloaded via the links above.

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All-State Orchestra

The Alabama All-State Orchestra Festival will take place February 8-11, 2024, at the Moody Music Building on the campus of the University of Alabama.


Placement into the festival is by audition only.

Audition Materials
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All-State Jazz Band

Alabama Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Band.

Audition materials are linked below.  All-State Jazz Band has middle school and high school divisions.

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