Greetings on a frigid day!

Please read below, as All-State Band/Orchestra/Jazz Band auditions have been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, December 21st.

Please feel free to respond with any questions, and I will answer them to the best of my ability and/or inquire for a better answer.

Have a great Saturday off!

Clifton D. Thurmond

The Missouri Bandmasters Association strives to promote better bands in Missouri through several events, the largest being the Missouri All-State Band. The current weather system that is affecting the southern half of our state has created concern among the MBA Board of Directors for the safety of those students traveling to Columbia on Saturday, December 7. MBA recognizes the hours of preparation that takes place for students to prepare for this important audition. To exclude a large portion of the state from an audition opportunity would not create a fair representation of the very best musicians from our state. Therefore, All-State Band auditions will be postponed for Saturday, December 7, 2013 and rescheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Hickman High School in Columbia, MO.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this change of date. We realize the impact on the Hickman Band Boosters, Hickman staff and students who work at the auditions, judges, and band directors who may have plans to attend the Midwest Clinic. However, inconvenience is a much better route to take than to risk the safety of our students, parents and teachers.
All rules and regulations will remain the same. Late registrations will be allowed under the same policy; $25 late fee assessed. Refunds, if necessary, will be allowed only to those schools who have pre-paid. Schools possessing a pre-printed check for a lesser number of auditions should make arrangements to have a new check printed.

Thanks for your understanding,

MBA Board of Directors