East Peoria is part of District IV of ILMEA. The IMEA District Auditions are held every year on Columbus Day. Auditions run from 8:00AM-2:00PM. Mr. Schneblin will arrange a bus to take students to the audition.
For more information visit the District IV website at www.ilmea.org/Dist.4.AudInfo.09.shtml.
All State Auditions
Every year IMEA hosts the All-State conference in Peoria. Thousands of students and directors from across Illinois come to participate in the many festivities. The Civic Center hosts a huge showcase of musical instruments and products. Many different ensembles perform including jazz, chorus, orchestra, and symphonic bands.
The IMEA All-State bands are formed by selecting the top students from each of the district ensembles. Once a student is asked to participate in All-State they audition for a place in either the All-State Band or the All-State Honors Band. Auditions are held on the fourth Thursday of January in various locations around downtown Peoria. Students are excused from school on Thursday and Friday in order to participate in auditions and rehearsal.
For more information visit the All-State website at www.ilmea.org/all-state.shtml.Audition Preparation
Each instrument, excluding percussion, has a scale sheet that students will need to be prepared to play for the audition. See the page below to view/download all of the scale sheets.