the following is information about various music programs (we will be updating over the next month): WIBC, All-State, and All-NW Being in an honor band with some of the best music students in other schools is a fantastic learning experience and a chance for kids to push their limits, to challenge themselves musically and personally.
WIBC is Western International Band Clinic, a conference put on by American Band College out of Ashland. Each year they recruit for four honor bands of about 160 members each and meet in November
in Seattle. Well-known conductors are brought in to conduct. A number of Hilhi students have gone to WIBC over the years.
Click on the following link for the 2015 Western International Band Clinic:
All-State and All-Northwest are honor groups
(band, wind ensemble, choir, orchestra, and jazz bands) put on by MENC -- the Music Educators™ National Conference. They perform at the State and Northwest regional MENC conventions respectively. MENC is the same organization that puts on solo & ensemble festival/contest in the spring. All-State is recruited from all of Oregon.
All-NW is recruited from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska. For several instruments, the All-State and All-NW audition music is nearly the same.
Auditions for all three of these groups are due the first week of October. Each has a list of audition music
All-State 2016: Details coming or ask Mr. Fotland (will be held in conjunction with All-Northwest in Portland) .
Information and audition materials will be posted on their website: &;http://www.oregonmusic.org/
The deadlines for audition submissions are usually in early October. Students who wish to audition for All-Northwest and All-State use the same audition materials
Stay tuned for audition deadlines: These deadlines are for completion of the audition upload and payment of an audition fee. All NW and WIBC take audition fees by credit card on line. All-State can be mailed or paid on-line through Pay-Pal. The audition fees are on the order of $10-15.
As a side note, none of these three activities are HBBA sponsored events so:
1) Transportation, hotels and all expenses are the responsibilities of families
2) HBBA is not providing chaperones
3) Mr. Fotland is NOT responsible for the students during their participation.